It’s not all Uncharted, WipEout, Killzone, Resistance, LittleBigPlanet, Sound Shapes, BioShock, ModNation Racers, Ruin, Street Fighter X Tekken, Gravity Daze, Oddworld, BlaxBlue and Ridge Racer – now we’ve got a name and price for Vita, more and more of those listed developers and publishers are revealing projects for the handheld.
Sega have revealed that Virtua Tennis 4 will be getting a Vita port (shown briefly during the press conference), designed to take advantage of the portables new interface elements. There are optional front and rear touch controls, face scanning with the camera, a ‘Touch Versus’ mode which allows two players to face-off on the same Vita, and support for the ‘Party’ social gaming app. On the game side of things, there are 22 playable tennis stars, including Nadal, Federer and the like. Fun note: Virtua Tennis games also turned up at the launch of the PS3 and original PSP, much like Ridge Racer.
There’s not as much on this one, but Koei have announced that a Dynasty Warriors game will be coming to Vita. “The PlayStation Vita version will let players use the system’s touch panel, the rear touch pad and the gyro sensors to experience a new and intuitive ways to enjoy the series,” reads the press release. “Coupled with a wide range of network and communication features Dynasty Warriors will utilize PlayStation Vita’s potential to deliver a next generation “One vs Many” Dynasty Warriors experience!”
Finally, Destructoid have posted a hands-on with a previously unannounced and a little bizarre looking title called ‘Mr Inkjet’. As they describe it, it just looks like a tech demo, but it could easily be a cheap game for the Store, and it looks like it uses only the back touch panel for control. Apparently each finger represent a limb of the character, and the demo included three stages involving dodging bombs, laser beams, signs and kicking secret agents in the face. We’ll send Alex to figure out what the monkeys it’s all about.