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Vita's European First Party Launch Titles Revealed

Launch line-up may hint at what North American gamers could expect on February 22, 2012.

Sony has been giving Europe a lot of love when it comes to the PlayStation Vita, especially with the recent Vita-centric event held in London where Michael Denny, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Studios Europe, announced the first party European Launch Line-up.

Launching on February 22, 2012 across all PAL territories, the same day as the North American release, the Vita will support a rather strong and diverse library.  The list is more or less what we expected to ship at launch with the exception of MotorStorm RC which was only revealed to us yesterday.

Keep in mind this isn’t representative of the entire launch line-up, as these are first party titles only, but this will give those of us on the other side of the Atlantic an idea of what will launch with the Vita on our shores as well.

  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • WipEout 2048
  • Reality Fighters
  • Little Deviants
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Escape Plan
  • Gravity Rush
  • Hustle Kings
  • MotorStorm RC
  • Top Darts
  • Super StarDust Delta

Namco Bandai has also revealed that Touch my Katamari, Ridge Racer and Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen will be available at launch, as well as Codemasters' F1 2011.

We’ll be sure to provide details on the North American launch line-up as they become available.



Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

11/23/2011 at 10:34 AM

I'm pretty sure I heard about Street Fighter X Tekken coming at launch in America. Hopefully that'll still be true when the NA launch lineup is announced.

Nick DiMola Director

11/23/2011 at 10:40 AM

This will come as a surprise to no one, but I'm excited for Touch My Katamari. Can't ever seem to get enough of that series. Uncharted is also on my want list, but outside of that, there's not much I'm pining for.

I'm actually a bit worried about Uncharted. Not sure how that series is going to translate to the handheld market. I can say with absolute certainty that it's not an experience I want to have on a portable, but I can't possibly pass up more Uncharted.

Matt McLennan Staff Alumnus

11/23/2011 at 11:56 AM

I'm can't wait to see how many of those games will get ported to the PS3.

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

11/23/2011 at 03:50 PM

I'm guessing that not many will be ported. Escape Plan, Gravity Rush, Little Deviants, ModNation Racers, Touch my Katamari and a few others here were designed to take advantage of the Vita's touch screen and back touch panel (Escape Plan only uses touch screen control from my recollection) and therefore wouldn't work that well on the PlayStation. I'm sure that some may support the "Transfer" feature that MotorStorm RC will, which will be a great benefit. It would actually be really nice if Uncharted could be patched to do so - I would love to be able to play the game at home on my big screen and then take it with me to play on lunch breaks.

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