Top Five Most Anticipated PlayStation Vita Launch Games
Now that Sony's December 17 Japanese launch date for PlayStation Vita is set in stone, we can move on to the task at hand: figuring out which of the 20 plus launch games we most want to play.
The impressive 26 title list is a collection of old favorites, mixed with some newcomers that could make a big first impression, while the more obscure Japanese offerings...well...we'll just have to wait and see.
For now, though, it was easy grabbing the five most potentially awe-inspiring games.
Whether or not we can resist the temptation to import, though, remains to be seen.
5. Hot Shots Golf Next
The newest addition to Sony's critically acclaimed golf series comes with an augmented reality mode that works in tandem with Vita's external camera, allowing you to put real world images in the background. Seems like a silly parlor trick. The gameplay, however, is spot on.
4. Ridge Racer
Call us old fashioned, but we just can't resist a new Ridge Racer, especially when it debuts alongside a shiny new piece of hardware.
To that end, we loved the PSP launch game and have high hopes that the Vita edition will be equally addictive.
3. Army Corps of Hell
Square Enix surprised us with this Pikmin inspired strategy/action game where you control a bunch of critters, instructing these newfound minions to complete a series of tasks. Unlike Nintendo's GameCube series, though, Army Corps of Hell features tons of gore and much cooler title, making it right up our collective alley.
2. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Capcom stepped up to the plate the seemingly nailed one out of the park with this faithful port of the upcoming console beat-em-up that adds 12 new warriors to the mix, re-balanced gameplay and eye melting visuals. Definitely a must buy.
1. Uncharted: Golden Abyss
You can't talk Vita without mentioning this gorgeous third person adventure starring series' hero Nathan Drake, once again doing what he does best: hunt for treasure and get into trouble.
Golden Abyss is, thus far, the perfect showpiece for Sony's handheld. Not only does it look incredible, but the game also puts just about every feature to work, including the touch screen, rear touch pad, gyroscope and dual analog sticks.