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Two Vita Titles Cancelled As Cave Sticks With iOS

Shame.

Cave, the developers of some of the world’s finest shoot-em-ups, have cancelled their two Vita games currently in production, according to a note in the latest Famitsu magazine.

Two titles were being developed – a shooter and a social game (said to be a version of Shirotsuku), which were being talked about last Tokyo Game Show. Little details were known about the games, although the social game was meant to use the Vita’s key features:

  • Check in with the game to get souvenirs and buildings exclusive to specific geographic areas.
  • Earn in-game coins based off how far you’ve traveled (in the real world, like on your commute). The cash can be used to have your townsfolk build a building for you for instance.
  • Connect to social networks and show off your castle town and trade souvenirs.

Cave are expected to continue their focus on iPhone and iPad titles.

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9 Comments
  1. humanfish
    Member
    Since: Forever

    If Vita has even a mildly poor show at E3, my Vita console will be sold.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 07:52.
    • BAZ1307
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      I don’t blame you!

      I’ve had a full refund for my console due to defects, and I don’t plan on buying one again unless Sony’s E3 is pretty spectacular.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 08:07.
    • Klart
      Member
      Since: Jun 2010

      I think it will be great.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 10:37.
  2. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Knew the lack of sales would put smaller Devs off, I wonder how long it will be until the bigger ones decide it’s not worth it. Sony need a great showing at E3 to shift some consoles and get Devs interested again.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 08:17.
  3. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Unless Sony pull their finger out, this will happen a lot more.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 09:23.
  4. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Some positive Vita news really needs to come soon.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 09:47.
  5. Tanzil
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    You could say they “caved”…….I apologise.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 13:35.
  6. megaace
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    Stupid IOS machines… >:(

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 13:41.
  7. bigbaldwolf
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    I’m sticking by the Vita. The 3DS had similar issues in it’s first few months. I’m expecting E3 to be very good for Vita owners

    Comment posted on 17/05/2012 at 09:21.

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