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Memorable PlayStation 3 downloadable, StarDrone, is to make the jump onto PlayStation Vita next month with cross-game compatibility, exclusive levels and touch-screen controls.

The handheld release — dubbed StarDrone Extreme — will allow you to share progress with the PlayStation 3 version, while also boasting unified leaderboards between the PS3 and PS Vita releases.

The game itself – which worked brilliantly with PlayStation Move – is pitched as “a perfect blend of high-speed physics and pinball action, with strategic elements of break-out and object collection”.

We’ll let developer BeatShapers explain:

StarDrone Extreme is no walk amongst the stars, as the Drone is always in motion in the zero gravity environment, and the more stellar matter collected, the faster it travels until it is careening across the screen at light speed. Gather enough momentum and enter into Comet Rush where the Drone is impervious to all enemies and obstacles. Cause your attackers to crash with rapid speed while collecting gems and power-up enhancements. Explore the level to find key power-ups and earn more points that will ultimately let you compete against the world on the StarDrone Extreme leaderboards. With simple gesture controls and unique, intuitive game play mechanics, StarDrone Extreme is friendly to beginners, at the same time challenging enough to bring you back for more and more.

Nifty little title, this. We're excited to check it out on the go.