Zipper Interactive Announce Unit 13 for PS Vita

Playstation Blog: On behalf of the entire team at Zipper Interactive, I am proud to announce a new shooter, Unit 13, designed from the ground up for the new PlayStation Vita. It’s been very exciting developing a game for the first portable console with precision dual analog sticks, the perfect platform for a fast action, hard-hitting, third-person shooter like Unit 13. In addition, Vita’s front and back touch interface provided a unique and fun way to interact quickly with in-the-world elements of the game.

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mugoldeneagle034334d ago (Edited 4334d ago )

I'm beginning to figure out why SOCOM 4 was so bad, which pains me to say since I'm a long time SOCOM fan. Hopefully the team can focus more now on improving and/or creating another game.

On topic though Co-Op, long campaign (from how it sounds) & a pretty deep online mode gets me excited. Also, TPS which is a nice switch from all the FPS I've been playing

Looking forward to seeing gameplay

Also, once Call of Duty comes out for Vita the thing will sell a TON. It'll be interesting to see if the frankenstick comes to the 3DS in NA, or what type of COD the 3DS could even handle...

Dante1124334d ago

The PSP Socom Bravo games have always been pretty good though. It's just been S4 and arguably Confrontation that's been the worst to the fans imo. Hopefully this game will turn out a little better. Wanna see some footage.

mugoldeneagle034334d ago

No I agree, the Fireteam Bravo were great, I was referring to just the console games.

I thought both games just lacked a ton depth compared to past SOCOM titles. Add in bugs and glitches followed by slow patches and it's just not fun.

fluffydelusions4334d ago

No multiplayer, only coop from what I can tell =\ Will fifa 12 vita have MP, anyone know?

pedo_across-the-road4334d ago

"The Zipper team put considerable effort into leveraging Vita’s WIFI and 3G functionality to provide exceptional social gaming and competition with friends and opponents from around the world"

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Sevir044334d ago

I'm really impressed! the Vita is a really big elephant in the Portable gaming market!!! we will see what this one is about!

jdfoster4334d ago

Nope. If you read they built this from the ground up meaning new engine etc! Completely new game!

brettyd4334d ago

Look at the gameplay, its identical to SOCOM 4. Which is a terrible game.

Remake socom 2 already!

Sevir044334d ago

But the engine largely resembles socom 4's Engine assest! I'm sure they did some engineering to factor in Near and Live area for the Vita, it just really looks like Socom 4 from it's screen shots! which isn't bad! Socom 4's Graphocs are on par with MW3, maybe not that good looking but still great to the eye!

Ulf4334d ago (Edited 4334d ago )

SOCOM 4 looks better than MW3. MW3 falls flat on its face relative to most shooters released in the past 2 years, and SOCOM 4 and Gears 3 are among its betters, not to mention BF3, which blows it away.

I agree with your statement about this game looking good though -- that a Vita game can look that good has convinced me I'm going to need to get one... for Uncharted, this game, and the eventual CoD that will come.

GodHandDee4334d ago

More new IPs are never a bad thing. PS Vita has so many interesting titles already for it's launch year

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Sony might have killed the PlayStation Vita, but these games showed off its peak potential

Kevin Webb: "While one of Sony's main goals with the Vita was to produce experiences that felt like playing on a home console, the Vita produced a number of unique games that were later brought over to more powerful hardware. And as the Vita got older, independent developers began to take advantage of the console's strong hardware and dedicated player base. For example, PC games like "Stardew Valley" or "Minecraft" that had earned an indie following could be moved to the Vita at low cost, letting players take their favorite games on the go.

The PlayStation Vita may not have been a smash hit, but there were plenty of gems to be found on the handheld if you spent enough time looking."

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ArchangelMike1667d ago

Frobisher Says was one of the best games on the Vita. There was just nothing like it. It's such a shame that Sony didn't see fit to invest in the Vita long term.

REDGUM1666d ago

Agreed. Admittedly I brought the console only to travel with (a 41yo gamer here) finished killzone liberation and just started Uncharted odesey and Resistance games. I really only got it to play the games that just never came to ps3/4and surf the net. Its a handy console and it's a shame if has come to an end especially with no replacement in sight just yet!

ArchangelMike1666d ago

Yeah, I loved the Killzone Liberation. Although I have to say that since Sony have dedicated their focus only on the PS4 it has gone from strength to strength. I hope they keep supporting VR though - that might be a game changer for them next gen if they do.

monkey6021666d ago

Some excellent choices there. I spent so many hours on Soul Sacrifice and Persona 4

As much as I love the Uncharted series I couldn't come to terms with Golden Abyss. It felt like a few steps back in the series

King_Noctis1666d ago

Danganronpa, Stien Gate, and especially Persona 4 are some of the best titles that available on the Vita.

I will miss this console.

Chevalier1666d ago

So many great Visual Novels on the Vita

VariantAEC1663d ago

No Freedom Wars or Killzone Mercenary?
Both deserve remakes. Mercenary is cannon and Freedom Wars is just one of those ultra rare JRPG games I found fun and think could appeal to a wider audience.


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