Sony’s announced a trio of new applications for the PlayStation Vita today, starting with the complimentary Paint Park. Available this week for the grand sum of nothing, the sketch-pad app will transform your Vita into a high-tech colouring book. You’ll be able to use the various touch interfaces to draw and paint, and even implement photographs using the front and rear cameras.

It’ll be followed by the slightly more interesting Treasure Park and the baffling Wake-Up Club in the summer. The former will allow you to create your own simple puzzles and share them with friends and strangers via Near, while the latter will turn your Vita into an alarm clock and connect you with other users who grumpily get out of bed at the same time. Yeah, we think that one’s scraping the barrel too.

Still, it’s hard to complain about free content. You can find out more about the upcoming apps over on the PlayStation Blog.