Destiny of Spirits isn’t quite the PlayStation 4 epic that we imagined when it was first leaked. Instead, it’s a free-to-play social RPG for the PlayStation Vita, which sees you assembling an army of elemental spectres in order to penetrate increasingly challenging enemy defences. The game’s being produced by Lumines Electronic Symphony developer Q Entertainment, and allows you to discover new spirits by travelling around the globe and trading with friends.

It seems to be part of a wider push at Sony to get you to actually take your handheld out and about with you. Some characters will only be available in certain regions, so you’ll either need to communicate with folks abroad, or hop on a plane to grab them. It’s a solid idea, but with the gameplay strictly limited to turn-based battles, we wonder if it’ll hold your attention long enough to make you consider going to all of the effort.

[source blog.eu.playstation.com]