On starters' orders

Now we know PlayStation Vita's release date it's time to start learning what games will be available alongside the console on 22nd February in Europe and North America. Long-time Sony supporter Namco Bandai has just come out and revealed which three titles it's sending out from the very start.

To nobody's surprise, Ridge Racer is quick off the grid to be there on launch day. Slightly more left-field is the immediate launch of Touch My Katamari — formerly Katamari Damacy — and the similarly rechristened Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen, previously called Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja.

Of course this is just the first set of confirmed launch titles and we expect other publishers to come out in force over the next few weeks to reveal what they're hoping will draw your day one dollars.