After a rocky launch and an even rockier first year, the PS Vita is finally finding its footing. While Sony's handheld will never be able to catch up to the 3DS at this rate, it's still a great machine for those who love Japanese games. Sony knows this and has answered in the form of announcing the localization of three Japanese games.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony announced that it's bringing Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines to North America this year. The first two have been oft requested titles while the third is a complete surprise. Still, all three represent more games for PS Vita owners.
Staring off, Soul Sacrifice Delta is a sequel of sorts to the original. The story and conceit is still the same, but Delta packs in a lot of new content and features making this the definitive version of Soul Sacrifice.
Soul Sacrifice Delta is the ultimate edition of Soul Sacrifice with tons of new content and improvements. Grim, the faction who believes in neutrality in all things, joins the blood thirsty Avalon and the merciful Sanctuary, and adds a third angle to bring the Delta in Soul Sacrifice. Grim’s beliefs, rooted in the prophecy they will seek to realise, will bring about irrevocable changes to the world as we know it.
Moving on, Freedom Wars is another hunting style game, but with a decidedly fascinating premise. Players take on the role of a prisoner sentenced to live one million years from the day of their birth. They can shorten this sentence by completing various quests and it even includes 8-player multiplayer over ad-hoc and online.
Finally, Sony announced out of left field that it's localizing Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines. It's a traditional JRPG with a bit of a twist:
In case you haven’t guessed it by now it’s an RPG in which you take charge of an ancient Japanese clan that have been cursed with a maximum lifespan of just 2 years. Your task is to lead the clan on their quest to lift the curse and enlist the help of gods inspired by Japanese mythology to make sure each new generation of the clan is more powerful than the last.
There is no English trailer for the game just yet, but here's a Japanese trailer for the title that will give you an idea of how it looks and plays:
All three games will be out later this year. Now those complaining about the PS Vita only getting indies and ports can finally find some solace in these titles.
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