PS Vita: The Games So Far – Gaming Unwrapped

PlayStation Vita, which will be available this fall for $249 or $299 depending on the wireless connectivity of choice, is on its way. After being fully unveiled and named at this year’s E3, we are now left to wait. In the meantime, however, we can speculate. We’ve got a pretty good grasp on the hardware, or at least as good as that will get until it becomes available. We know the 3G service is coming from AT&T, which means we know it will be terrible. Finally, we know some games are coming out. We don’t have solid release dates for any of them, but quite a few were shown at E3, and here they are.


This will be available after launch, probably even in early 2012. According to creative director Ken Levine, it will be a unique title, not a port of previous games in the series.

Street Fighter X Tekken 

The cross universe fighting game from Capcom will easily be the best fighting game available this early in Vita’s life cycle. We know no more about this game than we do about its home console brethren.

Super Stardust Delta 

Have you played Super Stardust HD? If you haven’t, go use your Welcome Back offer from Sony to get it on your PS3. For free. Its awesome. Bringing it to the Vita and adding tilt and touch controls should make this game, already perfect for portable platforms, a must-have.

Hot Shots Golf Next 

The cartoony golf series, already a favorite on PSP, comes to Vita with upgraded graphics and touch controls. If you like Hot Shots Golf, you will like this. If you don’t, move along.
Virtua Tennis 4

What would a Sony hardware release be without an accompanying Virtua tennis game? Like Hot Shots Golf, you should already know whether or not you want this.

Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja

There is just about nothing to be known about this game yet, and it was barely even mentioned by Sony at E3. Expect more details soon

BlazBlue Continuum Shift

An updated port of the existing title, and expected to be available at launch. The developer is considering using the rear touchpad for “something,” but hopefully they’ll leave well enough alone.

A puzzle game in which the main character can decide at any point which direction is down.

ModNation Racers

Customiable kart racing comes to Vita. Should be perfect for the portable platform assuming track creation and customization is well executed.


A Diablo-esque dungeon crawler with a cloud saving feature that allows you to pick up and play on either your Vita or your PS3 at home.


Sackthings on the go. Much like ModNation, it all comes down to the execution of the customization features.