Amanita Design’s enjoyable indie hit Machinarium is set to puzzle the PlayStation Vita later this month. Company founder Jakub Dvorský took to the PlayStation Blog earlier today to confirm the news, where he also shared a handful of tidbits about the port and its various improvements over last year’s PlayStation 3 version.

“You can now control the game not only with the system’s analog sticks and buttons, but also directly with your fingers on the touch screen and rear touch panel,” he beamed. “We’ve improved the zoom feature too, so it’s more convenient to play the game in a portable capacity.” The studio’s also implemented PSN leaderboards to allow you to compare your playtime with friends.

The game will bend your brain on 26th March in North America. There’s no word on a European release just yet, but news is incoming soon according to blog manager Fred Dutton. “We’ll be announcing a European date very shortly,” he revealed. Consider our interest well and truly piqued.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]