Posted By Robert G. about 1 year, 8 months ago
While us in the U.S and Europe have to wait until next year to experience the Playstation Vita, Sony announced last night at the Tokyo Game Show that the highly anticipated hand-held will be released in Japan on December 17th of this year.
Thankfully, we can start speculating on prices at least. Japanese customers will be allowed to pre-order two different bundles of the system. First up is the 3G Model, priced at ¥29,980 yen, or $390.00 dollars. The Wi-Fi only version is slightly cheaper, being sold for ¥24,980, or $325.00.
But now the good news, the system will be launching with a pretty high pedigree when it hits store shelves in Japan. The biggest news is perhaps the confirmation of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 in the launch lineup, but there is a nice list of games, translated by several sources, that will be coming out for the system. The list is still unconfirmed, but if it is real, its a doozy of a launch lineup! The list is as follows:
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Zone of the Enders HD Edition
Metal Gear Solid HD Edition
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Super Robot Taisen Series
Shin Megami Tensei Series
Ys: Celceta, Sea of Trees
Lord of Apocalypse
Ninja Gaiden: Sigma
Gods Eater Burst 2
Super Stardust Delta
Reality Fighter 0
DJ Max Technika
Browser 3 Kingdom
Already I see a ton of reconizable faces; HD remakes of Metal Gear Solid and Zone of Enders are nice bonuses by Kojima and co. and if Ys and Shin Megami Tensei are getting some love on the Vita then I will be extremely impressed. Once again this list is still incomplete and may be innacruate, but even then it is impressive in it’s own right.
Check back for updates as we go though, who knows what will change.
UPDATE: Readers have pointed out Siliconera has another list of confirmed launch titles. According to them there will be 24 at-launch titles for the Vita. Here is what they reported.
Utimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
Project N.O.E.L.S. (music player)
3gokushi touchbattle (MMO/RTS)
Nature of Night of Kamaitachi – 11th visitor, A Suspect (visual novel)
Dream Club Zero Portable (dating-sim)
Nippon Ichi Software:
Disgaea 3 Return
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition @field (“virtual golf action”) Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Minna to Issho (social communication app)
Hot Shots Golf Next
Yuusha no kiroku (life management)
Monster Radar (location-based game)Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja
Army Corps of Hell
Lord of Apocalypse
Dynasty Warriors Next
Michael Jackson: The Experience HD
Most of these titles are from the previous list. Until I get a 100% confirmation I won’t remove anything yet, but chances are the games mentioned before, including the HD Zone of Enders and Metal Gear Solid, will be quick releases before the end of the holidays regardless.
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