Sony announces 25 PlayStation Vita launch titles

Sony today announced the launch titles for its upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld, available February 22, 2012.

The PS Vita has the full development support of all publishers, who are combining to
deliver 25 titles on day one. First-party launch titles will include Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss, and wipEout 2048. Key launch titles from third-party partners will include FIFA Soccer, Lumines, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition.

Pricing for all software will range between $9.99- $49.99 (MSRP). Software titles
will be available via PS Vita game cards at retail stores or digitally via
PlayStationŽNetwork. In addition, a select number of titles will be available
exclusively on PlayStation Network

The PS Vita features such as its 5-inch OLED multi-touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, dual cameras, and six-axis motion sensing system. PS Vita will also interact with the PlayStation 3 with compatible titles, offering multi-player gaming across both platforms and cloud-saving so consumers can play a game on one platform and pick up where they left off on the other.

Also, a variety of social networking and communications services such as Facebook, flickr, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter will be available on PS Vita.

The Wi-Fi model will be available for $249.99, and the 3G/Wi-Fi model will be available in the United States for $299.99. Consumers who pre-order the PS Vita First Edition Bundle will be able to pick up their devices as early as February 15, 2012. All first-party launch software titles and a selection of peripherals and third-party games will be available that day to support the release of the pre-sale Bundle.

Consumers who purchase PS Vita will also be able to experience Augmented Reality
(AR) right out of the box. Included with every PS Vita system are six AR Play cards
and one voucher to download a handful of augmented reality mini games via PlayStation Network.

1st party launch day titles:
Escape Plan (PSN Only)
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
Little Deviants
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Super StarDust Delta (PSN only)
UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
wipEout 2048

3rd party launch day titles:

Army Corps of Hell;
Asphalt Injection
Blazblue: Continuum Shift EXTEND
Dungeon Hunter Alliance
Dynasty Warriors Next
F1 2011
FIFA Soccer
Michael Jackson The Experience
Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only)
Rayman Origins
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen
Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only)
Touch My Katamari
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition         
1st party launch window titles:

Gravity Rush
MLB 12 The Show
Reality Fighters
Unit 13
3rd party launch window titles:

LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
Ridge Racer
Silent Hill Book of Memories
Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted

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