The time has almost come for people in US and Europe to enjoy the PS Vita. In a few weeks Sony and PSP fans can enjoy playing the newest handheld console. But which games should you pick? There are several launch titles to choose from and we have selected the best PS Vita game deals for you so you’ll be sure of your favorite titles to end up in your hands on their release date. There is enough to choose from, so let’s get straight to our picks.
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
The Uncharted series gained a lot of fans on the PlayStation 3 which is why Uncharted: Golden Abyss is one of the most anticipated PS Vita launch titles coming out. The concept of Uncharted on the PS Vita is more or less the same as that of its big PS3 brother, a grotesque treasure adventure with puzzles, acrobactics and gunplay. Gameplay-wise Golden Abyss makes great use of the PS Vita’s added functionality. The touch-screen is used for swinging, jumping and making imprints of important relics, the motion-sensing controls are used for balancing your character Drake as he crosses slippery logs and also to aid you in aiming your guns.
You can decide on which gameplay suits you best. The traditional Dual Stick/Analog button, or more interactive gameplay. Add to this the magnificent OLED screen on the PS Vita and you’ll have the cinematic experience of the original Uncharted on-the-go. This is our favorite PS Vita Game deal.
You can pre-order this game with both Amazon and Target and have your copy secured on the launch date.
Little Big Planet (PlayStation Vita)
Little Big Planet on the PlayStation Vita is not a launch title. This creative platformer will be released a few months later but remains one of the most anticipated PS Vita title deals. The Little Big Planet titles on the PS3 still boast a giant community which enjoys the numerous games created on this platform. The PS Vita luckily carries over what made this franchise so popular, namely the creation and sharing of custom levels made within the Little Big Planet game. Add to that multi-touch controls on the front and rear and numerous options for local and online multiplayer and you’ll have another great title on the PS Vita. We can’t wait to feature Little Big Planet in our PS Vita Game deals section in the near future.
The release dates at Amazon and Target differ from one another, which in general indicates that there is no set release date announced yet, but the pre-order price remains the same. We would advise you to pre-order this at Amazon because of their ‘Pre-order Price Guarantee’.
Wipeout 2048 (PS Vita)
A great racing game to pick up with your PS Vita pre-order is Wipeout 2048. Wipeout is a known face with Sony launches and you can expect a bigger, faster and stronger version of Wipeout on the PS Vita with Wipeout 2048. And as with almost all launch titles this game also makes great use of the PS Vita features with an intuitive touch interface and a motion active tilt to control your racer as well as voice control.
But the greatest asset is probably the multiplayer mode where besides taking on other Wipeout 2048 opponents online you can also crossplay against PS3 players who own a copy of Wipeout HD in the PlayStation Network. If you have loved one of the Wipeout games from the past you’ll most certainly love this one.
Important Note: If you’re interested in getting this game at launch pre-order at Amazon now as it’s priced $10 lower than most other retailers online ($29.99 instead of $39.99). You’ll never know how long this PS Vita game deal will last!
Release date: February 15 (Amazon) / February 22 (Target)
Touch My Katamari
If you’re a fan of the Katamari franchise like we are you’re happy to find a Katamari title among the PS Vita releases in a few weeks. For those that don’t know what this crazy Japanese game is all about. You start out as a tiny, sticky ball and you’ll receive points for every object in the environment you stick on the ball while rolling around. Don’t be surprised if you end up with a ball full of living room furniture on it. The games have great physics and fun, challenging gameplay.
For the people yet familiar with Katamari, what does Touch My Katamari on the PS Vita add to the table? Well, besides adding an additional control options through the front side touch screen this game adds a new gameplay feature. By making use of the rear touch panel you can stretch your Katamari horizontally or vertically to reach more objects or to squeeze through tight spots.
Touch My Katamari is set to be released February 21 for both Amazon and Target. Amazon has the best deal by $0.03 with a pre-order price of $29.96. Pre-order now to secure this awesome prize.
These are our favorite titles announced for the PS Vita right now. Be sure to keep an eye on this blog if you want to stay on top of all PS Vita deals. We’ll feature more great PS Vita game deals in the near future.