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Sony has apparently decided to finally put some real muscle behind the Vita, resulting in a smorgasbord of new games coming out for the portable system including recently announced Murasaki Baby, a God of War Collection, a new Invizimals game and more.
Late last year, Sony made two things about the Vita abundantly clear: They want the device to be seen as a perfect companion to the PlayStation 4, and it’ll have an open door to just about every indie game known to man. So far, the publisher is making good on both of those counts. The Vita can play PS4 games remotely and using the device as a remote and keyboard for the home console is a snap. There’s also been about a million indie titles announced for the Vita, some of which have started to come out here in early 2014.
This week, though, all of the stops have been pulled out as three new titles launch and a boatload more have finally been announced on the PlayStation Blog.
Yesterday we reported on three new games launching on the vita today, including the Tempest reboot, TxK, monster hunting game, Toukiden and the puzzle-heavy visual novel, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. We also told you about the official announcement that the slim Vita will be heading to the US soon with a Borderlands 2 bundle in tow.
But, just in case that wasn’t enough, a scattershot of new posts popped up on PlayStation’s news source yesterday touting even more games for the little portable that could.
For starters, the God of War Collection has been dated for May 6, combining the HD-ified versions of God of War and God of War 2 in a single package. A Sly Cooper Collection was also dated for the Vita, this one combining the three PS2-era Sly games and arriving on May 27.
While not officially dated yet, it has also now been confirmed that the dark and bizarre Murasaki Baby (shown above) will be coming to North America, as well as a new, puzzle-focused take on the No More Heroes series, No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either!. That second one has been slugged for a Spring 2014 release, so expect it in the coming months.
Finally, a new Invizimals game has been announced for a US release on the PlayStaiton 3 and Vita, as well as a PS Vita version of upcoming fast-as-hell fighting game, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma.
Again, that doesn’t include any of the big releases already slated for release on the Vita this year, nor any of those indie titles we’ve been hearing so much about. So, what do you readers think? Could 2014 be the Vita’s time to shine, or is this a case of too little, too late? Sound off in the comments below.