The inaugural PlayStation Experience is now over and it was an event that was met with mixed feelings by PS Vita owners. After a year of disappointment from events such as E3, EGX and Gamescom this was seen as being the last chance for Sony to show at least some love for the PS Vita and to showcase some forthcoming titles for our favourite handheld system…
As well as all of the developers showcasing games throughout the weekend, the key part of the weekend focused around Sony’s 2+ hour keynote presentation which predominantly featured – as expected – the PlayStation 4 and a slew of forthcoming releases spearheaded by Uncharted 4 but what was surprising was the included PS Vita coverage. On a few occasions Sony acknowledged not only the fan support for the system in the audience but also the lack of coverage that it had been given in previous keynote presentations.
What was of interest were the number of PS Vita games that were confirmed during this two hour event. While the majority were indie titles, there is certainly no shortage of games on the way, especially when you consider that many more games were on show on the floor over the Experience weekend itself that weren’t mentioned by Sony. Anyway, to briefly run through the games that were mentioned:-
- Broken Age
- Darkest Dungeon
- Day Of The Tentacle
- Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
- MLB The Show 15
- Resident Evil Revelations 2
- Shovel Knight
- Super TIME Force Ultra
- The Banner Saga
- Towerfall Ascension
Games of note were Super TIME Force Ultra which garnered a lot of attention thanks to the in-game appearance from Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida and while a PS Vita version of the PS4 game Skytorn wasn’t announced as their earlier game Towerfall Ascension is being ported to the PS Vita it may only be a matter of time before we see this as well!
The other highlight for many was the announcement of the long awaited re-release of Suikoden and Suikoden II as part of the PS One Classics range. While no firm details have come forward yet as to whether these two classic games will get an EU release or not, it is great to see that the PS One Classics are not forgotten but it is believed that Konami are looking into wider distribution outside of the US for these two.