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Playstation Vita Date Confirmed

14:5123/10/2011Posted by Chris Morell5 Comments

Sony has confirmed that their highly anticipated handheld system, the Playstation Vita, will be launching simultaneously across the world on February 22nd of next year. The locations mentioned were, ‘Europe, North America, Australasia, Africa and the Middle East.’

The company has also stated that the standard Wi-Fi model will retail for £229.99 while the 3G model with cost considerably more at £279.99.

“PlayStation Vita is an incredible device that offers the best possible portable gaming experiences. Its revolutionary mix of features combined with social connectivity, delivers a platform for gamers to play games in a whole new way and to connect with their friends and the world around them”, exclaimed Jim Ryan President and CEO of SCEE.

The Vita comes sporting a front touch screen, rear touch pad, motion sensors, dual sticks, dual cameras as well as Facebook, Twitter and Skype functionality. Sony have also pointed out that there are approximately 80 games currently in development for this newest system, including instalments from Assassin’s Creed, Fifa, Call of Duty, Resistance, Wipeout and of course the ever-popular Uncharted, this time with the sub-heading ‘Golden Abyss’.

Three games from Namco have since been confirmed as launch titles in North America:

Touch My Katamari: The series returns with rear touch panel capability which can be used to stretch or squeeze the rolling ball.

Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen: Allowing you to step in to the lethal shoes of a master assassin, the game will focus heavily on stealthy kills.

Ridge Racer: A Sony staple, the arcade thrills return with Wi-fi features for fast online action.

So do you believe the Vita will be a contender for the troubled Nintendo 3DS, or will Sony’s next foray into the handheld world set for disaster? Let us know in the comment section below…

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