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Vita gets EU launch line-up, Motorstorm RC and Unit 13

Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 19:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony’s announced its first-party EU launch line-up for Vita, as well as confirming Evolution’s MotorStorm RC and Zipper Interactive’s Unit 13.

Sony confirmed at a London event today that the following first-party games will launch alongside Vita on February 22 in the EU:

  • 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

Two new games were revealed tonight: Motorstorm RC from Evolution, and Unit 13 from Zipper.

MotorStorm RC is a radio controlled off-road racing game for Vita and PlayStation Network, which was described by Evolution Studios as a “combination of classic racing with really modern connectivity features” that is “bigger than your average download game.”

It will include renditions of all four MotorStorm worlds along with eight vehicle classes and 16 tracks, and allows you to go up against four of your friends in various challenges and race types. Stages will take “just moments to load,” and you can play the game on PSN and continue progress on-the-go with Vita.

Zipper Interactive’s new shooter for the system is called Unit 13, designed with Vita’s front and back touch interface in mind.

The develop said a “key goal” for the Unit 13 team was to design the game to allow for “on-the-go action”. Players can choose from one of six operatives and complete 36 missions across nine locations.

Missions come in a variety of sizes and difficulty, and range from small to larger, more challenging multi-objective missions. As the player makes their way through the game, tough High Value target missions will be unlocked. After completing these, players can share them with friends and nearby players through Vita’s “NEAR” feature.

Unit 13 also contains a live notification interface through 3G, which keeps the user notified of leaderboard positions, new Daily Challenge content, unlocks and shared High Value Target missions. Co-op teams will also compete for leaderboard positions, and the game makes it easy to communicate with other team members through voice chat.

The game will be released “right around” Vita’s launch.

Other than the aforementioned first-party titles from Sony and its studios, Vita customers can also look forward to the following games in development for the system:

  • Army Corps of Hell, Square Enix
  • Asphalt: Injection, Ubisoft
  • Disgaea 3 Return, NIS America
  • Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, Ubisoft
  • Dynasty Warriors Next, Tecmo Koe
  • EA Sports FIFA Football, EA
  • F1 2011, Codemasters
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, WB Games
  • Lumines Electronic Symphony, Ubisoft
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience HD, Ubisoft
  • Ninja Gaiden (working title), Tecmo Koei
  • OddWorld: Strangers Wrath, OddWorld Inhabitants
  • Puddle, Neko Entertainment
  • Pure Chess, RebelPlay
  • Putty Squad Vita, System 3
  • Rayman Origins, Ubisoft
  • Ridge Racer, Bandai Namco
  • Shinobido 2, Bandai Namco
  • Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Konami
  • Stardrone Extreme, BeatShapers
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz, SEGA
  • Supremacy MMA, 505 Games
  • Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Drinkbox Studios
  • The Treasures of Montezuma Blitz, Alawar Entertainment
  • Touch My Katamari, Bandai Namco
  • Troopies, Bloober Team
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom, Capcom
  • Urban Trials, Tate Multimedia
  • Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition, SEGA
  • Orc Attack, Casual Brothers
  • Ben 10 Galactic Racing, Bandai Entertainment
  • Dragon’s Racing, Ignition Entertainment
  • Robot Rescue Revolution, Teyon; Mortal Kombat, WB Games
  • Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft
  • Bioshock, Take Two
  • Street Fighter X Tekken, Capcom
  • Call of Duty, Activision Blizzard

Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and FourSquare were announced as part of Vita’s “Social Essentials” line-up for launch.

Here’s the MotorStorm RC announcement trailer and a new showcase of Vita’s AR functionality.

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10 Comments

  1. Razor

    Beyond Uncharted, not much is there? And even then, I’d rather play Uncharted on a TV than a tiny handheld.

    Hoping third parties bring something more substantial.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. 2plus2equals5

    This is the list of third party games:
    Army Corps of Hell, Square Enix
    Asphalt: Injection, Ubisoft
    Disgaea 3 Return, NIS America
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, Ubisoft
    Dynasty Warriors Next, Tecmo Koei
    EA Sports FIFA Football, EA
    F1 2011, Codemasters
    Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, WB Games
    Lumines Electronic Symphony, Ubisoft
    Michael Jackson: The Experience HD, Ubisoft
    Ninja Gaiden (working title), Tecmo Koei
    OddWorld: Strangers Wrath, OddWorld Inhabitants
    Puddle, Neko Entertainment
    Pure Chess, RebelPlay
    Putty Squad Vita, System 3
    Rayman Origins, Ubisoft
    Ridge Racer, Bandai Namco
    Shinobido 2, Bandai Namco
    Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Konami
    Stardrone Extreme, BeatShapers
    Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz, SEGA
    Supremacy MMA, 505 Games
    Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Drinkbox Studios
    The Treasures of Montezuma Blitz, Alawar Entertainment
    Touch My Katamari, Bandai Namco
    Troopies, Bloober Team
    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom, Capcom
    Urban Trials, Tate Multimedia
    Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition, SEGA
    Orc Attack, Casual Brothers
    Ben 10 Galactic Racing, Bandai Entertainment
    Dragon’s Racing, Ignition Entertainment
    Robot Rescue Revolution, Teyon
    Mortal Kombat, WB Games
    Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft
    Bioshock, Take Two
    Street Fighter X Tekken, Capcom
    Call of Duty, Activision Blizzard

    Best launch lineup ever?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    It’s not launch lineup @2plus2equals5. These are the games that are ANNOUNCED and in development.

    you won’t get Call Of Duty for example until November 2012 which is not a VITA launch.

    @Razor, Gravity Rush and Escape Plan are amazing for Vita.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. 2plus2equals5

    @erth: mmm you are right :| but many of them are confirmed for launch.

    The important thing is that mortal komnbat is here! XD

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    Uncharted is a must. Playing U3 at the moment, and I’m very keen on more.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    Uncharted, WipEout, Escape Plan, Gravity Rush, Motorstorm — that’s a pretty meaty launch.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. rrw

    it seem Motorstrom RC is “buy one get both version”

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Gama_888

    @7 yehh i think it is.

    but multiplayer only on ps3?? that kinda sucks, otherwise im sold on it

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    Gravity Rush a launch title for Europe? SHITTING YES! That and Uncharted – DAY. ONE. FUCK YEAH!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. polygem

    no medievil? this franchise is so great. sony should do another medievil. sir dan is one of my all time fave gaming charakters. eventhough he cannot talk (no tongue). give me an AAA sir dan and keep ricky martin nathan drake croft if you have to and i will be back onboard sony.

    (not that uncharted games are bad, but the charakters are so boring – at least to me. sir daniel fortesque, a speechless , one eyed skeleton with an arabian madmandwarfgenie called al zalam in his head to do the talking, beating the shit out of a crazy, fascist battlemage…this is videogames…i miss this stuff)

    #10 3 years ago

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