PlayStation Vita - News

July2021

  • News New PS Vita Releases Pegged for 20th July as Sony Ceases Submissions

    One last hurrah

    While the PS Vita storefront will remain open for the foreseeable future – following a dramatic U-turn from the Japanese giant – Sony is sticking to its original plan of ceasing to accept submissions for the handheld’s PS Store from 20th July, meaning a final batch of new releases will deploy tomorrow. A couple of indie...

  • News With the Steam Deck Announced, This Is What a Next-Gen PSP Could Be

    Alternate universe

    Sony is, quite clearly, done with the handheld market. While there’s no question Nintendo has enjoyed enormous success with its hybrid hardware Nintendo Switch, the previous portable PlayStation failed to capture the imagination of gamers – even if the PS Vita is considered something of a cult classic these days. But...

  • News PS Vita Trends on Twitter as OLED Screen for New Switch Is Revealed

    The handheld that could

    Here we are once again reminiscing about the PlayStation Vita. Sony's second handheld gaming platform never really caught on like the PSP did, but the gizmo continues to prove how it was ahead of its time. Case in point is today's news from Nintendo, where it has confirmed an updated Switch model will sport an OLED screen. It...

June2021

  • News PS Vita Messages Wiped and Functionality Disabled

    Closed communication

    PS Vita’s Messages app has officially shutdown today, as per a prior announcement by Sony. It means you can no longer communicate with your friends or potentially even invite them to online games. Furthermore, any historic messages you may have had saved on your system will be wiped from the format itself – although you’ll...

  • News PS4, PS Vita Games Can Be Purchased for As Little As £0.16/$0.19 on PS Store Right Now

    How low can you go?

    PS Store prices have been falling harder and faster than ever before, but the latest round of indie deals on Sony’s storefront has brought with it some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. Right now, you can pick up games for as little as £0.16/$0.19 apiece – we’re talking back of the sofa stuff. Obviously, many of...

May2021

  • News New PS Vita Games Will Sadly Cease This Summer

    Despite the PS Store remaining open

    Sony will cease accepting PS Vita software for submission this summer, as despite reversing its decision to remove the portable’s storefront, it will still enforce policies that will effectively bring an end to new releases. Despite nearing its 10th anniversary, titles have continued to deploy on the device with...

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January2021

  • News New Releases on PS Vita's Store Updated for First Time in Eons

    It's been almost a year

    For the first time in almost a year, Sony has updated the new releases segment of the PlayStation Store on the PS Vita. For those of you who haven’t touched the forgotten format in a while, you may not know that the ‘Latest’ section has been abandoned for 10 months, meaning although new software has been deploying on...

  • News Official Killzone Website Shut Down, Some Services Affected

    Clans in Shadow Fall inaccessible

    Developer Guerrilla Games has retired the official Killzone website, meaning it is no longer accessible in its original form. A redirect to PlayStation.com has been set up in its place alongside a quick message from the Dutch team. It reads: "The official website for the Killzone franchise has retired. Going...

  • Guide Is It Worth Buying a PS Vita in 2021?

    The state of play for Sony's handheld

    Is it worth buying a PS Vita in 2021? Sony’s well-liked handheld may have been a commercial flop, but it continues to retain an engaged audience almost a decade after its original Japanese release. So, what is it like playing a PS Vita in 2021? Are there any upcoming PS Vita games worth paying attention to?...

December2020

September2020

  • Random Here's Super Mario 64 Running on PS2

    And on PS Vita

    With the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars looming large, we suppose a scrappy PlayStation 2 port of Super Mario 64 isn’t all that interesting in isolation. Except, from a pure curiosity perspective, it is. The gameplay footage embedded below is riddled with texture bugs that make the title almost unplayable, but the homemade port...

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  • News Persona 4 Golden Fans Remain Hopeful of a PS4 Port

    Throw us a bone, Atlus

    Former PlayStation Vita exclusive Persona 4 Golden was announced and subsequently released for PC this past weekend, bringing with it one of the very best JRPG experiences around. It's great to see the Atlus classic no longer stranded on a tiny handheld screen, but given the developer's relationship with Sony, we thought there...

  • News Killzone: Mercenary Online Servers Haven't Actually Been Turned Off

    False alarm

    Over the weekend, you may have read reports that Sony had turned off the multiplayer servers for PlayStation Vita exclusive Killzone: Mercenary all of a sudden. Players reported that they were unable to connect to online matches, with one particular user questioning customer support staff on the topic. They apparently confirmed that the...

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  • News Pato Box Punches Out a PS4 and PS Vita Release

    Duck and weave

    We're sure you've been thinking to yourself, "Wait a minute, the PS4 doesn't have a boxing game starring a man with a duck's head". Well, we've got some great news for you: Pato Box has been announced for both PS4 and PS Vita, and it's arriving very soon indeed. This odd game is an action/adventure boxing title inspired by the...

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July2012

  • News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Lands 16th November

    Christmas presence

    SEGA's announced it'll launch Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on PS3 and PS Vita in Europe on 16th November 2012. The air, land and sea racer features famous faces from favourite franchises like Panzer Dragoon and Jet Set Radio, set to return on PSN later this summer of course. Will you take SEGA's latest racer for a...

  • Game of the Month June 2012 - Gravity Rush

    Straight to the top

    Sony's fantastic physics-bending Gravity Rush hit Vita in late June and easily walked away with our Game of the Month award. As our Gravity Rush review explains: It's a game that defies expectations almost as frequently as the physical properties it’s built upon. A surreal narrative is complemented by genuinely...

June2012

  • Store Update 20th June 2012 (Europe)

    No Tombi!

    There's no Tombi! for Europe this week, but Sony says it's working on it. In the meantime, here is what's available for you EU PSN account holders. PS3 Games: Air Conflicts: Secret Wars [Air Conflicts: Secret Wars review] Out of fierce battles great heroes are born… It is 1939: the Second World War has broken out and troops everywhere...

April2012

  • Store Update 17th April 2012 (North America)

    The House of the Dead opens its doors again

    Two games and a new app for Vita and a Move-enabled shooter are the highlights of this week's PS update for North America. Let's dive right in. PlayStation Plus: Free Downloads: Frogger ReturnsFull Game Trials: Dead Rising 2: Off the RecordNHL 12Free Avatars and Themes: THE

March2012

  • News Phantasy Star Online 2 Confirmed for PS Vita

    Pioneer 2

    SEGA's revealed that it's bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to PlayStation Vita. The sequel to the Dreamcast original was announced last year for PC, but as part of today's Game Heaven promotional event SEGA's confirmed it'll come to Vita in 2013. The game also looks like it'll support cross-platform play with PC gamers, as the video below...

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