11 Sony titles will be available for the VITA launch on February 22nd, 2012, it has been confirmed.
The impressive list, which can be found below, will include two new 1st party titles – Unit 13 and Motorstorm RC.
Unit 13 - An Authentic Shooter Built to Play in the Field
A third-person military shooter that will offer gamers a true, dual-analogue experience.
Designed from the ground up for PS Vita by Zipper Interactive, Unit 13 focuses on contemporary mission scenarios with an authentic ‘ripped from the headlines’ feel.
Players will be tasked with demanding missions in the most hostile regions of the world – to stop terrorists, dictators, gunrunners, warlords and drug traffickers from destabilising the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and South Asia.
Players will choose from six different classes – Infiltrator, Sniper, Soldier, Technician, Point Man, and Support – based on their role and your own playing style.
Designed specifically for PS Vita, Unit 13 focuses on portable play, with bite-sized gameplay and a non-linear mission structure that will allow players to jump in at any time, without having to keep up with a story or previous events.
MotorStorm RC – Addictive and Social RC Action
A brand new PS Vita launch title from Evolution Studios, MotorStorm RC.
A unique blend of old-school and contemporary racing gameplay, MotorStorm RC is an addictive racer, with social interaction at the fore. Players will be able to build an impressive garage of vehicles, with 24 vehicles initially available to unlock in the game, with DLC and expansion packs allowing gamers to access new tracks, vehicles, and more, planned after launch..
It was also revealed that six augmented reality cards will be available at launch with free games to download from PlayStation Store. These will allow gamers to enjoy a selection of games that make full use of the impressive AR capabilities of PS Vita.
PlayStation also revealed that PS Vita will be the first games console to utilise WAAR (Wide Area Augmented Reality) technology. In contrast to familiar single-card AR, WAAR uses up to six cards and allows for a much larger gameplay area than gamers have previously experienced.
PS Vita will also support markerless AR, that can do away with cards altogether.
The full list of 1st party titles to be available at launch:
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- WipEout 2048
- Reality Fighters
- Little Deviants
- ModNation Racers: Road Trip
- Everybody’s Golf
- Escape Plan
- Top Darts
- Hustle Kings
- Unit 13
- MotorStorm RC
There is also a massive number of 3rd party games in development, many of which will also be part of the launch line up.