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Sony Adds New Backwards Compatible Titles to Vita

Posted by Sammy Barker

Take a trip down memory lane

The release schedule for PlayStation Vita may be looking a bit barren right now, but Sony’s hoping to flesh things out until Resistance: Burning Skies by increasing support for legacy PSP software.

Starting today, you'll be able to play classics such as Valhalla Knights 2 and Cho Aniki Zero on your hot new hardware. A selection of popular Minis are also invited to the party, including Echoes and Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar.

But that, as they say, is not all. No sir, Sony’s also outlined a roadmap of future titles set to be updated with Vita compatibility in the coming weeks. Feel free to peruse the full selection below, and let us know if anything major's missing in the comments.

Available Today

PSP

Cho Aniki Zero (Aksys Games Localization, Inc.)
Strikers 1945 Plus (PM Studios, Inc.)
Tom Clancy’S Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (UbiSoft, Inc.)
Tom Clancy’S Rainbow Six: Vegas (UbiSoft, Inc.)
Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance (XSEED JKS, Inc.)
Ys: I & II Chronicles Digital (XSEED JKS, Inc.)

Minis

Aero Racer (Halfbrick Studios)
Age Of Zombies (Halfbrick Studios)
Blast Off (Halfbrick Studios)
Dynogems (StormBasic)
Echoes (Halfbrick Studios)
Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar (Cohort Studios)
Vempire (Impressionware Srl)

Coming Soon

PSP

3D Twist & Match (Sanuk Games)
Aedis Eclipse: Generation Of Chaos Legacy (NIS America, Inc.)
Bejeweled 2 (Sony Online Entertainment LLC)
Beta Bloc (D3 Publisher of America)
Brain Challenge (Gameloft)
Dead Head Fred (D3 Publisher of America)
Field Commander (Sony Online Entertainment LLC)
Gods Eater Burst (D3 Publisher of America)
Groovin’ Blocks (Sony Online Entertainment LLC)
King Of Pool (Nordcurrent UAB)
Luxor: Pharaoh’S Challenge Umd Legacy (Mumbo Jumbo)
Major League Baseball 2K10 (2KGames)
Mercury Meltdown (Ignition Entertainment)
Mx Vs Atv Untamed (THQ, Inc.)
Peggle (Sony Online Entertainment LLC)
Prehistoric Isle (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords (D3 Publisher of America)
Reel Fishing: The Great Outdoors Legacy (Natsume, Inc.)
Split Second (Disney Interactive Studios)
Super Pocket Tennis (D3 Publisher of America)
The Red Star (XS Games, LLC)
Unbound Saga (Vogster Entertainment, LLC)
Undead Knights Digital (Tecmo Koei America Corporation)
Uno (Gameloft)
Untold Legends: Brotherhood Of The Blade (Sony Online Entertainment LLC)
Untold Legends: The Warrior’S Code French (Sony Online Entertainment LLC)
Work Time Fun (D3 Publisher of America)
WWE All Stars (THQ, Inc.)
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2010 (THQ, Inc.)

Minis

5 In 1 Solitaire (Digital Leisure)
Alien Zombie Death (PomPom Games)
Arcade Air Hockey & Bowling (Icon Games)
Babel: The King Of The Blocks (StormBasic)
Bashi Blocks (Icon Games)
Bermuda Triangle (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Breakquest (Beatshapers)
Bubble Trubble (Creat Studios)
Card Shark (Laughing Jackal Ltd)
Carnivores: Ice Age (Beatshapers)
Cohort Chess (Cohort Studios)
Doodle Fit (Gamelion)
Doodle Pool (Big Head Games)
Duael Invaders (Laughing Jackal Ltd)
Enigmo (Beatshapers)
Family Games (Icon Games)
Farm Frenzy (Alawar Entertainment, Inc.)
Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain (Laughing Jackal Ltd)
Fly Fu (Invictus Games LTD.)
Galcon Labs (Beatshapers)
Gamocracy One : Legend Of Robot (AYEWARE / Bearded Ladies Consulting)
Gold Medalist (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Guerrilla War (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Hal 21 (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Hero Of Sparta (Gameloft)
Hysteria Project 2 (Sanuk Games)
Ikari Warriors (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Ikari Warriors Ii: Victory Road (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Jelly Pops (PomPom Games)
Karimogi (StormBasic)
Labyrinth (Bigben Interactive, S.A.)
Let’S Golf (Gameloft)
Marvin’S Maze (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Mecho Wars (Creat Studios)
Omg-Z! (Laughing Jackal Ltd)
One Epic Game (Grip Digital)
Ozma Wars (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
P.O.W. – Prisoners Of War (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Pipe Madness (AYEWARE / Bearded Ladies Consulting)
Pix N Love Rush (Sanuk Games)
Psycho Soldier (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Red Bull X-Fighters (Xendex)
Rumble Trucks (Playerthree Ltd)
Street Smart (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
The 2D Adventures Of Rotating Octopus Character (Dakko Dakko Ltd.)
The Impossible Game (Grip Digital)
The Marbians (Nordisk Film Distribution A/S)
Twin Blades (Sanuk Games)
Vanguard Ii (SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION)
Wackylands Boss (Creat Studios)
Yetisports (Xendex)
Zombie Racers (Big Head Games)

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (18)

Kayoss

#2

Kayoss said:

This is what im talking about!!! eventhough the selection are not great but it seems theres something for everyone. This is a great start on getting on the right direction.

Firejonie

#3

Firejonie said:

I'm still waiting for Angry Birds and A Space Shooter For Two Bucks to be Vita compatible Mini's.

Zergling

#5

Zergling said:

6 psp games and 500 coming soon...what is there to get excited about? After reading the headline, I thought almost all had been made compatible. They better be coming.

Stuffgamer1

#7

Stuffgamer1 said:

Work Time Fun is on the wrong list. But at least it's ON an official list, which is more than I can say for titles such as Brave Story: New Traveler (but that one's not available for download AT ALL anymore, so...that's a problem), Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, Hexyz Force, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier, LittleBigPlanet, PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe (which the developer claimed would be up and running LAST MONTH), Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, and Secret Agent Clank. I am aware that many of these titles reportedly do work if copied from a PS3 or PC, but that shouldn't be necessary. If they only added six games today, how freaking long is it going to take for them to add the others on the so-called "coming soon" list? There's no excuse for things moving this damn slowly.

IrishYort

#11

IrishYort said:

Soooo... no Velocity game this week?
Thought this was coming out for sure, confirmed by the developer!

Bummer, this is a great retro title from all the footage I have seen.

KALofKRYPTON

#14

KALofKRYPTON said:

Hmmm . . .

Sony possibly missing a trick, again.

It's good (obviously) that BC is supported at all, and it's also good that titles are being made ready. But it's really time something was done about regional division. It's usually due to the mess that is international licenses etc (music, I believe being the biggest problem) but where its just a matter of localisation, why bother waiting? I want Darius Burst, and I don't want to pay £30 plus to import it, but I will pay for it from PSN. I managed to play Star Soldier, Parodius Portable, TwinBee Portable and Gradius Collection quite happily on my PSP without needing any knowledge whatsoever of Japanese- just make them available- with warnings of language support- but available.

The same goes for the EU/NA stores, most of Europe speaks English, and large parts of many games go untranslated anyway- just make them available!

There's very little reason for most PSP emulated titles not to work, (I'm yet to find a PS2 game my PS3 can't handle)- get one to work, they should all follow suit. If it's a matter of testing, use the community who want this stuff to work!

get2sammybAdmin

#15

get2sammyb said:

@IrishYort It's out on the PlayStation Store this week, yes. I'm not sure what the situation is in North America, but I can confirm that the game works on UK Vitas. :)

NathanUC

#16

NathanUC said:

Looking good! Hope to see Phantasy Star Portable 2 and White Knight Chronicles Origins. I'll be a happier campier!

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