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Submitted by PaPa-Slam 1137d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 most anticipated PlayStation Vita games of 2013

Pocket Gamer: This year wasn't so kind to the fledgling PS Vita. Sales weren't too hot, and there were slim pickings as far as games were concerned.

But, hey - when was the last time that a games console did well in its first year? A platform rarely comes into its own until its second year on shop shelves.

And so, in 2013 the PS Vita has it all to play for. But judging by this upcoming games lineup, it may well have it in the bag. (Although we'd really appreciate a price cut, too, Sony!) (PS Vita)

KangarooSam  +   1137d ago
All of them!
Tearaway, Killzone: Mercenary, Soul Sacrifice, and Phantasy Star Online 2 will all be bought by me this year.

Although PSO2 is free to play lol. And also, I've never played Killzone before, but it looks to be our best bet for a good FPS on Vita.

I just hope some more devs (large, Indie, whatever they may be) will hop on the Vita bandwagon soon. Sony did promise us more announcements this year, can't wait to see what's in store! :)
Sandmano  +   1137d ago
if its anything like killzone 2 and has 6vs6 MP I can gurantee you it will be the best handheld FPS to date and for years to come...

Killzone and soul sacrifice are what ill get.
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Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1137d ago
Darn right.

Mercenaries is my most anticipated vita game to date. They better show some more gameplay before e3.
NukaCola  +   1137d ago
Seeing the AAA makers supporting Vita directly tells me two things. They are going to make great Vita games with the love and care it deserves. And they can compartmentalize a small development team for the system, because they are getting ready to launch their PS4 titles. I am expecting a fully open world LBP 3(D) game coming from MM and whatever GG is doing will set the standard for the next gen of console games.
porkChop  +   1137d ago
Yeah I think it's inevitable that the LBP series will make the switch from 2.5D to 3D. And making it open world also seems a natural progression.
Hanso  +   1137d ago
i have only 2 Vita games yet Uncharted and Gravity Rush
well technically 4 Mutant Blops and Big Sky Infinity from +
but i have still 6 psp games on my Vita that i play

2013 will be huge for me:
Soul Sacrifice
Persona 4 (still not out in EU)
Ys Celceta
Phantasy Star online 2
Warriors Lair
Dragons Crown
Masamune Demon Blade
Retro City Rampage (still not out in EU)
Assassins Creed(wait for price drop)
Ninja Gaiden 1 (wait for price drop)
NinjaGaiden 2
One Piece 2
Disgaea 3 (wait for price drop)
NEW Disgaea for Vita

Killzone not sure yet , if it has a long Sp day 1 otherwise i wait..
Tearaway will be a good game i am sure but im not much of a jump n run gamer as you see above
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   1137d ago
It isn't really fair is it. The Vita is an amazing machine, far better than any tablet or mobile phone, yet it isn't doing well. Tearaway and Sly Cooper will be great I'm sure.
CaptCalvin  +   1137d ago
It's a shame the mainstream market don't know what's good for them.
izumo_lee  +   1137d ago
It is cause Apple has blinded the regular public that their device is a capable gaming machine which clearly it isn't.

The 3DS is doing well cause the Nintendo fanbase as well as the younger audience will support the system. As well as the popularity of the Nintendo's 1st party games.

The Vita unfortunately is stuck between a rock & a hard place. It is a great device that has everything a gamer can want but the regular gamers are too fixated on Apple products to see what is there.
tubers  +   1137d ago
For a more core mobile gaming market.. w/c is pretty small.

It can seriously destroy the market if only they made better and more software for it.. it has 3G, might has well make it a real phone for a reasonable price (look and stare at the Nexus 4) .. Xperia isn't doing too well against the competition.

Far better only in terms of gaming.. and core gaming on the go isn't really what the mass market wants right now.. or at least at the price it's currently being offered.

I'd be happy enough if Sony'd just support the device for a full 7+ year typical life cycle.. but at this rate.. IDK.
Ares84HU  +   1137d ago
To me, this list is really sad. There is maybe one or two I would buy.
Nerdmaster  +   1137d ago
I agree. On the bright side, Persona 4 is really good. I spent the last days playing it almost non-stop and I didn't finish it yet. In fact, it's the only Vita game I really liked to play. I mean... "Vita" game, because it's actually a PS2 game. But it's great nonetheless.
Hicken  +   1137d ago
What's sad about this list?

Killzone, Tearaway, P4G(though it's already out, here in the States), Soul Sacrifice, Kickbeat, ZoE HD, and PSO 2 all catch my interest. Never played a Sly game, so I'm curious about Thieves in Time. And I don't know much about Guacamelee! or Rocketbirds, so I haven't made any decisions there.

But it's a great list, and it's only one site's top ten.

I'm certain you can think of other games that would interest you more than SOME of these, but overall it's not a bad list at all.
Ares84HU  +   1136d ago
There isn't a single game on that list that interests me. I really don't like rpg games and ZoE I already played. Killzone on PSV...not sure about that maybe that's the only one. Other than that....none of the games interest me on that list.
abzdine  +   1137d ago
Tearaway and Killzone Mercenaries! That's what i'm talking about.
mewhy32  +   1137d ago
There are actual "anticipated" Vita games? Who knew?
remanutd55  +   1137d ago
Guerrilla Games/ Cambridge Studios are going to take Nihilistic back to school this year, watch and learn Nihilistic how you make a FPS game on the vita lol.
i'm getting Ratchet and Clank Full Frontal Assault vita version, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time (both version but to play it mostly on my vita), Killzone Mercenary, Guacamelee(i love the gamestop demo), Soul Sacrifice, Warrior's Lair and of course Tearaway ( Mm is bringing their genius creations on the vita so i cant say no to that ) what out Little Big Planet you will have competition in the creative side of things very soon.
darren_poolies  +   1137d ago
Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time is part of cross-buy isn't it?

Yeah I feel pretty much the same way, Killzone, Tearaway and Soul Sacrifice are my most anticipated. Still have Gravity Rush, Uncharted, Assassins Creed, LBP, MGS HD Collection and Mortal Kombat in my backlog for the Vita too.
remanutd55  +   1137d ago
yes Sly Cooper Thieves in Time is a cross buy title, you seriously need to play LBP vita ASAP.
oh and may i suggest 2 other surprised great games? Sonic&All Stars Racing Transformed and Oddworld Stranger's Wrath HD
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darren_poolies  +   1137d ago
LBP will be the next Vita game I purchase! Heard to many good things to but off buying it any longer. I just recently bought Oddworld Stranger's Wrath on PS3, if I enjoy it enough I will probably purchase it for the Vita too. Racing game-wise I was unsure whether to go for Wipeout, Sonic & All Stars or Modnation.
izumo_lee  +   1137d ago
That's a very good list with some excellent 1st party games from Sony. Which says a lot since Sony never really supported the PSP as much as they should have, at least they are correcting that with the Vita.

There are probably a lot more games that have yet to be announced as well for all we know.
Xer0_SiN  +   1137d ago
dragons crown, people, the sleeper hit of 2013. been waiting since last year to get my hands on this.
tubers  +   1137d ago
I hope for it's success.. Wish they'd put tons of RPG elements and replay value on it.

KZM - seriously, the "Mercenary" has a very bad ring to it. I don't want another Unit 13 (no story) or CODBOD (crap campaign).

Not to mention the lack of shown cinematic in game renders (aka low budget).

If they're sticking with Unit 13/CODBOD campaign, they'd better bring their A game for multi player and beat Modern Combat 4 in terms of presentation and MP. (but beating a 6.99 dollar game can still be pathetic).


TearAway - watched the trailer several times. Hope they fix the low framerate. I don't think the "stop-motion" effect it seems to be giving is great for gaming.. seems like an excuse for unstable frame rates. I hope I'm wrong and that's a pretty early build for the game.

I wish I wasn't too emotionally attached in how Sony's handling the VITA right now.
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