PS Vita has no games? Think again. Here's 10 promising titles coming this year

  • Posted August 25th, 2012 at 20:31 EDT by Kyle Prahl

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 Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified

Release date: November

The secrecy surrounding Black Ops Declassified in recent months certainly matched up to its name, but thanks to a strong showing at gamescom, we now know better what to expect from the series' debut on Vita. 4v4 multiplayer matches with modes like Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed, a single-player campaign that fills in the events between Black Ops and its upcoming sequel, and high-throttle blockbuster action that can only be found in Call of Duty. We hope Black Ops Declassified delivers on these promises and more, becoming Vita's first truly awesome first-person-shooter.

Persona 4 Golden

Release date: November 20

If you know Persona, then chances are you're already excited for the release of this HD remake of the RPG mainstay's fourth entry. If you don't know Persona, let me give you the rundown. Demonic summons, whacked-out plots, awesome characters, and more JRPG depth than you can handle. Seriously, these games are insanely long and packed with stuff to do. So, take the 120-hour-plus Persona 4 from the PS2's heyday, add hours of new content and a brand-new party member, then spruce up the entire game with revamped visuals and an HD upgrade. You've got Persona 4 Golden. Now, go pre-order it.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Release date: November 20

The full version of Sony's crossover brawler - every character, stage, and game mode - is coming to Vita on the same day as the PS3 version, and we couldn't be more excited. Not only will PlayStation All-Stars give us a chance to act out our PlayStation showdown fantasies, but it will be a proof of concept for everything that has placed Sony firmly on top of the console network heap. Cross-Buy. Cloud saves. Cross-compatibility with PS3. PlayStation All-Stars is loaded with features, and will certainly be another Game of the Year contender on Vita.

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault

Release date: Fall

We got a double-dose of great Ratchet news at gamescom this year. Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (QForce in Europe) is not only coming to Vita, it will also support Cross-Buy. Insomniac has promised that this entry will return to Ratchet's glorious bolt-collecting roots with an extra focus on maximum replay value. We'd be more than happy just welcoming back the gameplay that made us fall in love with Ratchet in the first place, but now we get to play anywhere? Oh, All 4 One - we hardly knew ye.


Do you plan on picking up any of these 2012 games for your Vita? Has our list convinced you to buy a Vita this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below, and keep it to for all things Vita in the coming weeks, months, and years.

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