Published on Feb 14, 2014
Sony have announced that they are debuting the new Slim Vita in America, in a Borderlands 2 bundle. The bundle will include the Slim Vita, a digital copy of Borderlands 2, and an 8GB memory card to contain it. The current date for the bundle is listed as March 18th, which was a date 2K Games quickly announced and then removed, and a price of $200.
Borderlands 2 has also been given a bit of an update by Sony - they have announced that the Vita version will contain six pieces of DLC - Captain Scarlett, the Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho and Mechromancer classes, the collector's edition pack, and the first Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack. There will also be cross-save with the PS3 version.
Sony have announced not only the release date for the God of War Collection on the Vita, but also the release date of the Sly Collection. The God of War Collection, which contains the first two games of the series, will release on the 6th of May, while the Sly collection which contains the original trilogy is coming on the 27th of May.
NISA has announced at a press event that they are localizing both the enhanced port of Disgaea 4, known in English as A Promise Revisited, and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the second half of the Japanese enhanced collection Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload. Disagea 4: A Promise Revisited will be released in the summer in America, while Danganronpa 2 is promised for the fall.
Aksys have announced 2 games for localization this week - both the Vita version of Blazblue: Chronophantasma, which was only announced a week or two ago by Arc System Works, and Xblaze: Code Embryo, the prequel visual novel to the BlazBlue universe. No dates have been confirmed outside of this year for both games.
Sony have announced that they plan to localize the latest PS3 and Vita iterations of Invizimals, The Lost Kingdom and The Alliance respectively, to North America. These games were already released in Europe, with no confirmed release date for North America as of yet.
No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either, an enhanced and free to play version of the PS Mobile puzzler Yu-Nama, will be coming to the NA Vita some time in the spring. The game was already released in Japan a couple of months ago.
SteamWorld Dig, a "mining platform adventure" created for 3DS and PC is coming to PS4 and Vita sometime this year. It was originally not going to make it to the Sony platforms until the PC version came with a higher definition presentation, which allowed for an easier port. No date as of yet.
DiveKick: Addition Edition has been announced as a free update to DiveKick, with at least one new character and stage, and a large set of balancing tweaks and bug fixes. The patch doesn't have any date as of yet.
The creator of visual novels 999 and Virtue's Last Reward, Kotaro Uchikoshi, has made an English Twitter account announcing that the development of Zero Escape Volume 3 is on indefinite hiatus due to Spike Chunsoft not greenlighting the sequel since the other Zero Escape volumes are not profitable in Japan. He has claimed that Zero Escape Volume 3 will be eventually released in some form.
Curve Studios have announced a new puzzle game for the Vita and PC game. MouseCraft is a game that's been described as a combination of Lemmings and Tetris, where you drop Tetrominos on a world in order to help mice get to the end of the level. The game will contain over 50 levels, leaderboards and a level editor at launch, which is predicted to be sometime in early May.
Tecmo Koei trademarked "Toukiden Kyoku" in Japan in December, and it was made public this week. One notable translation of Toukiden Kyoku is Toukiden Extreme, hinting at a potential Xtreme Legends style re-release at least in Japan. Tecmo Koei has made no comment as of yet.
The developers of Demon Gaze have announced they are bringing their current Xbox 360 and PC development project, Stranger of the Village of the Sword, to the Vita. There aren't many other details I can share at the moment, however.
Risk of Rain, the roguelike combat platformer is coming to the Vita, announced by the publisher and then by Shahid Amhad on Twitter this week. There's no release window or details as of yet but stay tuned for updates.
And finally a quick release date right at the end: MLB 14 The Show is coming to the Vita on the 1st of April this year. That's it for this week, like, subscribe, comment and share the video around if you liked it. See you next week.
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