Playstation Vita Trailer Promotes Upcoming Titles

By Rebecca Smith,
Like most years, Sony has had quite a large presence at E3. After all, the announcements of The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Shenmue III can only really be described as show stealers. However, one thing has been noticeably absent: the lowly Playstation Vita. The handheld barely got a mention on the stage during Sony's presentation, flashing past everybody's eyes in a montage trailer that showcased some of Sony's upcoming releases. Well, in an attempt to remedy that situation, Sony has now released a trailer showcasing some of the Vita's upcoming titles. There were a few surprises in amongst them. You'll be able to see a few seconds of gameplay for the following titles:

We also had the brief reveal of a new title. Saturday Morning RPG is an episodic Japanese-style RPG that puts players in the shoes of Martin “Marty” Michael Hall. He's just an average high-school student that is granted an ability to channel magic through everday objects. Unfortunately, this attracts the attention of the evil Commander Hood and leads to all sorts of trouble. Take a look:


If you were paying extra attention, you'll have noticed that many more game logos flashed past the screen in just two seconds of that video. We slowed down those two seconds and managed to identify every one of the 30+ logos that flashed past the screen, some of which included some new titles. We can now confirm that Telltale's Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series (Vita), Tales from the Borderlands (Vita) and Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series (Vita) will all be coming to the Vita. Confirmed for Playstation 4 earlier this week, the Devolver Digital-published RONIN (Vita) and Crossing Souls (Vita) will also be coming to the Vita. Then there is the mysterious PETA Kitten Squad, of which we know absolutely nothing.

Following on from the success of Grim Fandango, Double Fine's 1993 adventure title Day of the Tentacle will be remastered for the Vita (and Playstation 4) as Day of the Tentacle Remastered. Created by mad scientist Dr. Fred Edison, the monster Purple Tentacle drinks toxic sludge that causes him to mutate. It also creates an urge to take over the world. Players must help three housemates - Bernard Bernoulli, Laverne and Hoagie - to put a stop to his quest.

Starlit Adventures is a platformer-style puzzle game that has been adapted for the Vita touchscreen. Players must help Bo and Kikki, Starkeepers who are tasked with protecting the Sibling Stars that are needed to keep the native Starlits happy. When the evil Nuru steals all of the stars and hides them throughout the world, the pair must return them to the sky and restore happiness amongst the Starlits.

Mediatonic's Foul Play is a side-scrolling beat 'em up where players take on the role of Victorian daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth, who is the lead actor in the greatest show on earth. He must defeat hordes of costumed extras as he relives his life story in front of a live audience. However, it isn't just as simple as defeating the extras — players are rewarded for performance over pummelling.

Heroes of Loot (Vita) is a frantic dungeon crawler where death awaits the game's four heroes at every corner. This death can take the form of skulls, imps, cyclops, minotaurs, flameheads, spikes, secrets and more. Only your wits and reflexes can save you. Will all of that lovely, lovely loot be worth it?

Finally, there is Chromophore: Two Brothers (Vita), an action-adventure title that looks like it has stepped straight out of the Gameboy era. Philosopher and scientist Roy Guarder has travelled to the Cursed Lands in an attempt to discover the origins of life. Roy finds his objective but at the cost of his own life, and he finds himself in the Afterlife. One thing leads to another and Roy finds that he can cross between life and death at ease. Will Roy ever find out what is going on?

As we mentioned, there were over 30 game logos that flashed past the screen during the closing credits. Aside from the titles that we've already mentioned, the remaining games were:

All of these titles are promised to be arriving in "2015 and beyond". We'll be sure to bring you more information as we get it!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.