Upcoming Vita Titles Detailed At Gamescom

Upcoming Vita Titles Detailed At Gamescom


Sony has provided details on a heaping of titles to come to its PlayStation Vita handheld console at Gamescom in Cologne today, including a new Killzone, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, and a few others.

Starting with what was previously known, it was announced that Black Ops Declassified will be getting its own PS Vita bundle when the game launches this November, which will include the system, a copy of the game, and a special pouch. Further details about the bundle, including a price point, were not given.

The handheld COD will take place in between the events of Black Ops and the upcoming Black Ops 2, and will feature 4-on-4 multiplayer alongside its solo campaign. It will feature maps specifically built for the Vita, and will include familiar modes such as Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed.

As for the new stuff, the next installment in the popular Killzone franchise, Killzone Mercenary for the PlayStation Vita, was also revealed in a brief live-action trailer. Developed by series creators Guerilla, Mercenary appears to feature the first-person shooter action expected of the franchise, as well as touchscreen support for certain melee kills. No release frame was provided.

LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule had a couple of announcements of its own at Sony’s conference, revealing that it is working on a new IP entitled Tearaway for the Vita. Shown off in a brief live-action trailer, it appears to be a puzzle-platformer with a heavy focus on player interactivity. The trailer featured players using the rear touchpad, tilting the screen, and even blowing at the system to manipulate the in-game environment.

In addition to the new game, Media Molecule announced that LittleBigPlanet PS Vita will be receiving its own bundle upon its launch this September 25. Only a European price of €249 was given, with no details of a US release thus far.

Finally, it was revealed that Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be coming to the Vita at some point in the future. The tenth edition of the platformer series will be part of Sony’s recently-announced Cross Buy initiative , in which buying either the PS3 or Vita version of the game will net you the other copy for free.

By Jeff Dunn

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