Vib-Ribbon was never released in the Americas, but is finally making its long-overdue PSN debut to correct that.
Vib-Ribbon is a cult classic PSOne rhythm action game from NanaOn-sha, the developer of PaRappa the Rapper. Released in Japan in 1999, it released in Europe and associated PAL territories in 2000, but never made it to the US and beyond.
That is set to change, as Vib-Ribbon is coming to both PS3 (with support for audio CDs) and Vita in this week’s North American PlayStation Network update. It’ll also come to Europe and beyond, as part of the following week’s releases, and a PS4 version is in the works.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, SCEA president Shawn Layden said a mass outpouring of interest in the game following a few mentions of it at E3 2014 led to Sony bringing the game to the PSN.
Layden apologised for teasing gamers with references to the game, and said he only wanted to celebrate a personal favourite – but it’s worked out quite well for us, hasn’t it?
The full post is quite interesting, as Layden reminisces about his role in bringing Vib-Ribbon west early in his Sony career.