Thrustmaster unveils PlayStation Vita range

Thrustmaster has unveiled its official licensed range of PlayStation Vita accessories, due to launch alongside Sony’s new handheld on February 22, 2012.

First up is the V.I.P. Case for PS Vita, available at a recommend retail price £16.99.

With the V.I.P. Case for PS Vita, Thrustmaster has taken a very fashion-oriented approach: it has been designed for PS Vita owners looking for a touch of elegance and style. This case was created for V.I.P. (Very Important Player) users who appreciate pure lines and aesthetically pleasing creations. Their PS Vita, like any important personality, must be able to enjoy discreet protection that’s also efficient – like a personal bodyguard. The V.I.P. Case for PS Vita is perfectly tailored to the shape of the console. What’s more, its main color codes – black and silver – are in perfect harmony with those of the PS Vita.

Modeled after glasses cases from leading designer brands, the case features an automatic closing system combined with a secure opening mechanism. The materials employed allow for external rigidity as well as optimal internal protection, particularly with the use of felt on the inside of the case to protect the PS Vita’s screen from scratches. The design of the V.I.P. Case for PS Vita has been optimized for the PS Vita’s wireless functions.

Next up is the S.P.F Case for PS Vita, which will set you back approximately £19.99.

"The S.P.F Case for PS Vita (for Special Player Forces) takes another approach, and features a different style: here the protection mission takes on the look of a heavy-duty military operation, with tons of power! To accomplish this, the case’s unique design was directly inspired by military equipment – and is sure to appeal to hardcore gamers who are fans of war-related or first-person shooter titles.

The S.P.F Case for PS Vita – all black and silver, just like the PS Vita itself – is a perfect match for the usual colors employed by elite forces. Its extra-large size instantly commands respect and reflects its excellent shock resistance, as well as its ability to be transported any way the user wishes. Its interior features high-density foam, inspired by military cases, and is perfect for keeping everything in place. The upper section allows the user to store up to 6 games in dedicated compartments, and includes specific spaces to protect the console’s mini-sticks when the case is closed. Opening the case is secured by way of a lateral sliding system for the release latches. The case has also been specially designed to optimize the PS Vita’s wireless functions. A “Thrustmaster S.P.F.” dog tag is also featured on the outside of the case’s top cover, for a truly military-grade appeal."

And finally, we have the Shock Resistant Case for PS Vita, which will retail for around £24.99. This particular item is "dedicated" to Nathan Drake, hero of the critically acclaimed Uncharted franchise.

It includes the same features as its partner the S.P.F Case, in terms of its extra-large size, solid construction and the materials employed, including high-density foam. It also includes storage spaces for 6 games, as well as compartments designed for optimized protection of the PS Vita’s mini-sticks. The closing and opening system is also secured by way of lateral-sliding release latches. This case has also been specially designed to optimize the PS Vita’s wireless functions.