The PlayStation Vita is getting a lot of love during this week’s PlayStation Network update. While a couple of the latest titles will be multiplatform offerings, all seven of this week’s games are playable on Sony’s portable device, including the highly anticipated sequel to Danganronpa and the insane 2D shooter, Velocity 2X.
As a quick reminder, this week also marks the launch of September’s PlayStation Plus offerings, two of which are being added to the Instant Game Collection as launch titles. For starters, Joe Danger finally backflips onto the Vita as a Plus game, allowing players to experience his tricky brand of high-score-chasing dirt bike antics on the go.
Also hitting the Vita this week through Plus is Velocity 2X, follow-up to the critically acclaimed vertically scrolling shooter. While the original brand of shooting levels returns from the original Velocity, compete with insane teleportation functionality, a whole new mode of gameplay has been introduced within boss fights. Players can now exit their ship and go inside these massive structures, laying waste to their enemies on foot. The game looks insane in action, so check it out for yourself below. Velocity 2X will be available on the PS4, too.
Also arriving on the Vita this week is the follow-up to surprise hit Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. A visual novel wrapped in a mystery solving puzzle game, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair throws players into yet another twisted game of death and betrayal, this time within the warm and lovely setting of a tropical island. In this deadly game of cat and mouse, the only way to earn your freedom is to kill a classmate and get away with it. So, as your friends start dying off one by one, your job will be to investigate the scenes, question witnesses and discover who the culprit is. A giant, monochromatic bear is in charge of the festivities so, don’t worry, the game never really takes itself too seriously, despite the pretty serious subject matters.
Next up is Deathmatch Village, coming to the Vita and PlayStation 3. This is a free-to-play MOBA game that allows players to duke it out in online arenas, up their abilities, and throw down a few dollars here and there through in-game purchases in order to expediate the process.
The Vita love continues with Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, bringing the PS4 game of survival to the palm of your hands. You’ll explore a massive world of never-ending danger in an attempt to gather resources, build a home and keep on keeping on. It’s a cross-buy title, too, so if you already own Don’t Starve on the PS4, you can download it at no extra cost on the Vita when the store update goes live this afternoon.
Finally, the Vita is getting a dose of serene puzzle solving with Mahjong Gold today, alongside the PSone Classic Mega Man X4.
For more details, visit the official announcement on the PlayStation Blog.