The PlayStation Vita has been getting a ton of third-party support lately, which is impressive considering the handheld released over five years ago. The Vita is getting a slew of upcoming handheld exclusive titles (games released alongside the PS4 versions). Here is a list of the most notable upcoming PS Vita handheld exclusives launching in the coming years.
Secret of Mana
Secret of Mana being announced for the PlayStation Vita was a huge surprise to me. With other recent JRPGs being announced on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, I expected that trend to continue with Square Enix. However, Square Enix is once again catering to the niche PS Vita crowd. I have personally never gotten around to playing this beloved classic, so this new version of the game is made for people like me. The game will launch digitally on PS Vita and PS4 on February 15th, 2018.
The PlayStation Blog has a bunch more information on the remake that I’ll quote below.
The game will faithfully adapt the beloved story and top-down gameplay while adopting modern 3D graphics and controls. Meaning that the game has been fully rebuilt from the ground up, but still remains true to the whimsical gameplay of the original. In this new remake, you can expect the great game all your friends have been saying you missed out on, reborn.
- VOICED CHARACTERS: That’s right, you heard Randi in the trailer and you’ll finally get to hear Randi, Primm, Popoi and many other characters talk and express themselves throughout their adventure!To add to that, the game will have language options which will allow players to experience the game using Japanese voices and/or subtitles.
- A NEWLY ARRANGED SOUNDTRACK: We’re excited for you to hear a beautiful, newly arranged soundtrack that pays tribute to the original.
- LOCAL MULTIPLAYER: Yes! Sit down with two of your friends (up to three players) to experience the adventure together.”