The PlayStation Vita may not be selling like hotcakes, but the handheld has a dedicated-niche audience and an insanely high attach rate. People who own Vitas are buying a lot of games, and that’s starting to show; we’re getting PS Vita versions of Secret of Mana, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory, and more! However, I can’t help but think there are a few titles that would have been, or still could be incredible on the PS Vita.
Infamous & Infamous 2
Many Vita owners had been clamoring for a new Infamous game to be built from the ground up exclusively for the PS Vita. Sadly, that never happened. It would be insanely cool if Infamous 1 and 2 were ported to the handheld. The games might have taken a hit in the graphics department for them to run properly, but launching these two entries in the Sucker Punch franchise would have screamed “console quality on the go” — Sony’s original pitch for the Vita. Seeing how the Sly Cooper Trilogy ‘snuck’ its way onto the Vita, it’s pretty upsetting we never got these two gems.
While this one is a long shot, I think Catherine’s puzzle jumping gameplay would feel right at home on the PS Vita. Atlus’s Persona team developed Catherine for the PlayStation 3. While we were lucky enough to get a remastered version of Persona 4 (that sold extremely well) on Vita, the next best thing would be a Catherine port. Catherine is a story driven game that always keeps players engaged in Vincent’s relationship problems. Hanging out with friends at the bar, texting your girlfriend, and dealing with hellish nightmares all blended together splendidly. Catherine is as unique as it gets. In my opinion, Catherine fits right into the PS Vita’s wacky Japanese game catalogue.
Resident Evil: Revelations
We were lucky enough to get Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on the PlayStation Vita, so I think bringing the original Resident Evil: Revelations to Vita makes a lot of sense. The title could surely run on the Vita, as it was originally a 3DS game (then was later ported to consoles). The game could take advantage of the touch mechanics introduced in the 3DS version, combined with the enhanced visuals from the console versions. This pick is sort of personal for me because I absolutely adored Revelations 1.
Persona 5 is undoubtedly the most popular game fans want on the PS Vita. A lot of first-time Persona players started on the PlayStation Vita with Persona 4: Golden, the remastered version of the PS2’s Persona 4 – featuring extra characters, content, and unlockables. The game truly feels like it was meant for gaming on the go, as I believe Persona 5 would as well. With the Persona series selling well and finding a large new audience on the Vita, I think the handheld deserves a version of Persona 5 on it.
So I want to know what you think! Do you want any of these games on Sony’s handheld? What games would you like to see ported to the Vita? Leave all of your thoughts in the comments section below!