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Sony: Interesting and Innovative Titles Coming to PlayStation Vita

Posted by Sammy Barker

More than 100 games due out this year

It may be going through a bit of a dry spell, but Sony’s director of product planning and platform software innovation (phew) Don Mesa has insisted that there’s plenty of interesting software on the horizon for the PlayStation Vita. In an extensive interview with IGN, the executive said that there are more than 100 titles set to release on the struggling system in 2013 alone. He added that consumer satisfaction is extremely high.

“I know there’s been a lot of noise about Vita recently,” he said. “There were some negative impressions and so forth. One thing we haven’t had the opportunity to do is talk about how our Vita owners are feeling about the platform. It’s a good gut check for all of us, to know what’s happening now.”

Apparently, 86 per cent of surveyed consumers are satisfied with the console, while a further 90 per cent play their system “on a regular basis”. Average usage sits at an impressive 18.7 hours a week, which may have been skewed by the fairly recent release of Persona 4 Golden. Furthermore, Mesa pointed out that a third of all games are being sold digitally through the PlayStation Network.

Of the upcoming software line-up, Mesa pointed to indie releases such as Hotline Miami, Thomas Was Alone, and Lone Survivor – but he also promised that there are plenty of first-party titles in the pipeline, too. “There are games that [the] Worldwide Studios guys are building that are going to be very interesting and innovative, but to give it away too early – we’re always worried about copycats,” he joked.

Earlier in the month, SCE UK’s Fergal Gara teased that the publisher has plenty of Vita titles in production, as well. What sort of games would you like to see come out of the platform holder over the next nine months? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via uk.ign.com]

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User Comments (23)

3Above

#1

3Above said:

Well we've heard about the Walking Dead game, im hoping for a new Dissidia title.

Gemuarto

#2

Gemuarto said:

I want Final Fantasy spin-off from Square Enix. And some big open world RPGs, one from japanese developers, one from western =). And Persona 5 =). And new game from Fumito Ueda.

hydeks

#3

hydeks said:

The Walking Dead, Jak Collection, so far, not too shabby, can't wait to here about the other 98 games :P

ztpayne7

#5

ztpayne7 said:

@hydeks after reading this article, the collections like jak probably count as 3 each, because there'll probably be a way to buy them separately online.

charlesnarles

#6

charlesnarles said:

I need: the Metal Gear Ac!ds, Portable Ops, and Peace Walker in HD, an Ace Combat (like the old ones!), Spore or Sim City, Gran Turismo, Diablo, Parappa, Soul Reaver, and a true SILENT HILL.

shinobi88

#7

shinobi88 said:

I need these things called retail games. They come in a box. And they have this thing called "depth". And I can trick my mom into buyin em for me. Or my girlfriend. Well, I don't have one now, but I always seem to get one when a new killer game is comin out

FullbringIchigo

#8

FullbringIchigo said:

i would love a new Dissidia Final Fantasy that's top of my list but as for others i would also like: Splinter Cell because a Splinter Cell game on the vita would be cool (maybe a Conviction remake as it's the only one not on a PlayStation system), Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate (yeah i know it's on 3DS but it really doesn't do anything unique with it and the game could work just as well on the Vita with little to no change), God of War because well it's God of War, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy after all the vita does have a touch screen so it would still play the same and last but not least a Legacy of Kain Collection with all the Legacy of Kain games in it (hell i would buy that on PS3 too)

neumaus

#10

neumaus said:

+1 to Dissidia and Theatrythm. I'd also LOVE to see all of Falcom's Legend of Heroes games on the Vita. LOCALIZED. I also want Atelier Meruru Plus and Atelier Ayesha to be ported to the Vita. And just more unique/cute games that aren't pervy :D
Cuteness like New Little Kings Story-esque graphics.

irken004

#11

irken004 said:

Jak and Dax collection, Killzone Mercenary, Tearaway, and hopefully Phantasy Star Online 2, Dragon's Crown... not a bad year so far!

Zombie_Barioth

#12

Zombie_Barioth said:

I'd like to see Dark Cloud and Wild Arms make a return myself, even if they're just HD remakes. Localizing Tales of Innocence r and putting Toma 2 up on PSN would be nice too.

@JavierYHL Yea, I'm still a bit sore about that one myself. I wouldn't mind a new PSU instead though.

moomoo

#13

moomoo said:

Sony,
Games are a great thing for a system. But when it comes to the Vita, you need games that are:
A) Exclusive to the platform and
B) Games with incredible amounts of depth
Some of the games coming to it definitely fit both criteria. Killzone Mercenary, Soul Sacrifice, Valhalla Knights 3, that new Ys game and (maybe) Tearaway fit. But if the vast majority of the games coming to your platform are late ports of games players can already play on a system they likely already own with the PS3, or just don't have the kind of depth that Vita owners want in their games (they play games 18.7 hours a week, after all) then there's a problem.

Hopefully, those unrevealed games Mr. Gara mentioned will make that problem go away.

Squiggle55

#14

Squiggle55 said:

I was just thinking the other night that what I need on the Vita is multiplayer. Give me a game like Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes or Fat Princess or Critter Crunch on my handheld and I'll be busy for a long time. Seriously why hasn't this happened. We can't even get a simple chess game with real multiplayer.

hydeks

#16

hydeks said:

@JavierYHL agreed, I'm so upset I can't play PSP2 on vita, also I find it weird I can play Crash Bandicoot on my vita through remote play, but I can't just put the game on there and play it...weird.

NathanUC

#18

NathanUC said:

It's getting more and more difficult for me to buy games when 32gb is all I have to work with :( I don't care for game cards because it's a bit of a hassle to carry them around. I really really hope a 64gb+ card is announced soon.

Ps4all

#19

Ps4all said:

Why oh why are there no other fps announced? Killzone is it. The main reason I wanted a vita in the first place was the promise of dual analog fps on the go. I hope some vita battlefield or cod or team fortress or something is in the works because the genre is highly underrepresented right now.

TRACTOR-GUY

#20

TRACTOR-GUY said:

Ya, I want more FPS games. I.E., Killzone Mercenary, a GOOD Call of Duty...who knows? Mass Effect? Borderlands? A GOOD Resistance? Battlefield? the BioShock we were promised....
How about some non-FPS games? InFamous for instance....A Batman Arkham game....Twisted Metal....
I also think they should push cross-buy/cross-play a little more. It'd be really sweet if like they had a seperate Vita title launched alongside a PS3/PS4 title, but the story-lines were directly connected...and sold as cross buy. Even if they charged a little extra for the Vita version, but not as much as the Vita version by itself. The intertwined story-lines might help push Vita sales to the group of people that wouldn't normally buy a handheld system.
Sometimes I think Sony should hire a few fans as temporary marketing advisors. XD

Jaz007

#21

Jaz007 said:

I hope a good number of these are retail games and none of them are playstation mobile games. I wonder when they will announce them, cause there are barley any upcoming vita games. I could count them with the fingers on both of my hands, I think that's with not counting my thumbs as fingers too.

Enobmah_Shards

#22

Enobmah_Shards said:

If these 100 games are definitely coming out for the Vita, at least make it exclusive to the point where there are NO ports involved.

Madd_Hatter401

#23

Madd_Hatter401 said:

I would love to see a western style RPG fallout would be AWESOME on the vita..also I'd like to see nba 2k and with that said I'd also like 2k to come back and make a real football game for both console and vita

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