17-BIT have announced Galak-Z for PS Vita. The randomly-generated adventure title had been previously confirmed for PlayStation 4.
According to the game’s senior producer Raj Joshi the game was inspired by roguelike Spelunky and Don’t Starve.
“Spelunky works so well as a handheld game, and we can’t put it down,” he wrote on the PS Blog. “Spelunky’s superpower is the extremely rich interactions between every last object in the game. Every miserable, hilarious, catastrophic death doubles as a big chalkboard lesson in how the game works.
“Spelunky is also great at giving satisfying play sessions of anywhere from three minutes to three hours. The union of the roguelike structure and the pick-up-and-play nature of a handheld resonated with us. It makes us even more excited to get Galak-Z on the go.”
Galak-Z is slated for release on both systems this year.