Watch for These New PS Vita Games in 2015

Posted by at 1:10 pm on December 29, 2014

duke_nukem_3d_key_art_largeEven though there aren’t a load of AAA titles in the wings for PS Vita, there are a numebr of interesting games coming for the handheld from indie developers. Here’s some of what we think will be the best games for the vita in the coming year:

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition

Duke has has rather bad reputation on consoles thanks to the dismal Duke Nukem Forever game released by Gearbox. The Megaton Edition, which retains the quaint “3D” moniker, is a compilation of the original games and includes the Atomic Edition and three unique expansion packs.

The games may look rather basic compared to today’s titles but where Duke excelled was in the gameplay department. Well, gameplay and scantily clad ladies, but mostly gameplay. Many older gamers will relish the chance to play one of the best shooters ever created. We can also rest assured that, short of Devolver Digital uploading bull excrement to the PSN, this will be the best Duke Nukem game on PlayStation.

Hotaru no Nikk

HtoL#NiQ, or to give the game it’s full title, Hotaru no Nikki, is one the few PS Vita exclusive titles for next year and has been created by Japanese game developer Nippon Ichi Software. You play as Mion, a young girl who awakes on December 31st, 9999, in a strange land filled with rubbish, discarded machines and the bodies of dead children.

Rather than control Mion you control two fireflies, the front screen controls the ‘normal’ firefly whilst the back controls the dark and spooky shadow firefly. The dark cogs and shadow landscape is reminiscent of Limbo but the control scheme should make the game stand out, and it has had favorable reviews in Japan

Severed

DrinkBox Studios, makers of one of the finest PS Vita games, Guacamelee!, return to the console with a gesture based combat game. Severed is the second game in our ones to watch to have a female heroine, perhaps the unnamed warrior from this game can team up with Mion and Kai from Velocity X2 and create the PS Vita version of Charlie’s Angels.

The game is an RPG-light with branching story paths, puzzles and enemies you can slice in to bits and then use as a hat. Guacamelee! was, and indeed still is, one of the best games on PS Vita so we have high hopes for Severed.

 

 

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