So many amazing things were announced at Gamescom and not just for the PS4. We also heard exciting announcements about what we can expect coming our way on the Vita. First stop, indie titles. See below for all the indie Vita titles that were announced:
The full list of PS Vita indie titles
- Age of Zombies (BlitWorks/Halfbrick)
- A-Men 2 (Bloober Team)
- Assault Android Cactus (Witch Beam)
- Avoid Droid (Infinite State Games)
- Broken Sword: the Serpent’s Curse (Revolution Software)
- Eufloria HD (Omni Systems)
- FEZ (Polytron Corporation)
- Final Horizon (Eiconic Games)
- Flame Over (Laughing Jackal)
- Gravity Crash Ultra (Just Add Water)
- Gunslugs (Abstraction Games)
- Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital)
- Joe Danger 1 (Hello Games)
- Joe Danger 2 (Hello Games)
- Kick & Fennick (Green Hill Studios)
- Muramasa Rebirth (Aksys Games)
- Rogue Legacy (Cellar Door Games)
- Samurai Gunn (Teknopants)
- Supermagical (Tama Games)
- Switch Galaxy Ultra (Atomicom)
- Table Top Racing (Ripstone)
- Volume (Mike Bithell)
- Wasteland Kings (Vlambeer)
Here is some detailed info on some of the highlights from the list, from the official Playstation Blog:
Rogue Legacy (Cellar Door Games)
“The genealogical Rogue-LITE which has you throwing countless number of children into an ever changing castle will soon be portable. Also non-portable depending on what system you play it on. But either way, you will die. A lot. But no worries, because all the money you made is inherited by your children. Children who will try to avenge you, or die trying. It’s a vicious cycle, and it’s one that only YOU can break. So prepare yourself, because the McRib is back (the enemy, not the sandwich).
Our fans have asked for this game endlessly. Imagine how hard it was for me to keep my mouth shut about this. We’re really incredibly happy about Rogue Legacy coming to PlayStation. And just in case you were wondering, that’s PS4, PS3 and of course, the love of my life (but don’t tell my family), the PS Vita.”
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis)
“Edmund McMillen has made a career of pouring himself into twisted worlds. When we met up with him over hamburgers, he shared his full vision for Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. Nicalis are completely remaking this smash hit, adding a whole new game’s worth of content.
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will make its console exclusive debut on PS4 and PS Vita next Spring; and for PlayStation Plus customers, it’ll be available at no additional cost.”
Volume (Mike Bithell)
“What’s not to love about this? Mike is a star now and not without good reason. I remember decades ago there was an advert about whether a game could make you cry. Well, with Thomas Was Alone, Mike managed to inject more personality into rectangles than anyone could have imagined was ever possible. It takes a great storyteller and someone who really understand creative characterisation to achieve that.
Mike is now revisiting stealth in an exciting new way. What I really like about Volume is that it’s still quite a way away, but it’s already so exciting and so different. The great thing about being indie is the freedom it affords you. My team has a motto – “Support, steer, don’t interfere”. It’s how development works best. We know Mike is a good developer, so we trust him to make a great game. We’re just proud as punch that Volume is coming to PS4 and PS Vita first.”
Wasteland Kings (Vlambeer)
“Vlambeer are the very essence of indie. Totally free, fixated on the detail and utterly devoted to crafting the deepest gameplay experiences from the simplest elements, I’ve always understood why so many people love their games.
As for Wasteland Kings, well, Rami brought a build of this to our offices a while back and we were just bewitched. It was utterly magnificent. You know when you think you’ve got a game and then you see something new arise from a combination of gameplay elements you didn’t foresee? And you want to get mad, but because you realise it’s totally fair, you sit back, exhale, smile and salute the designers’ genius? Well that’s what Wasteland Kings did for me and the tiny Strategic Content team.
I’ll tell you something else for free – the music Rami has been teasing me with raises the hairs on the back of my neck. Vlambeer know how to play with feeling and watch the rest of the world have fun with what they make. I’m so pleased Wasteland Kings is making its console exclusive debut on PS4 and PS Vita next year.”
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital/Abstraction Games)
“Hotline Miami by Dennaton Games has been one of the outstanding success stories in the indie world. It blends a powerful story with razor-sharp action, backed up by one of the most loved soundtracks ever.
We worked with Devolver Digital and Abstraction Games to make Hotline Miami, best on PS Vita. This has freed Dennaton Games to focus on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, which we’re absolutely thrilled to tell you will make its console exclusive debut on PlayStation 4 and of course, PlayStation Vita next year.
This is a game I’ve played a lot of on my Vita. I found it best played at sunset on late summer evenings with headphones on and the screen popping its majestic ’80s neon as I found myself drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing story. Hotline Miami plays with your mind. Tell me that isn’t the very essence of the provocative creative process…”
The highly anticipated Starbound from Chucklefish.
“In Starbound, you take on the role of a character who’s just fled from their home planet, only to crash-land on another. From there you’ll embark on a quest to survive, discover, explore and fight your way across an infinite universe.
You’ll encounter procedurally generated creatures and weapons, discover populated villages and abandoned temples. Explore planets dotted with dungeons, eyeball trees and treasure. Build vast stone castles or lonely, secluded cabins, and do all of it alone or with friends!
Starbound lets you live out your own story of space exploration, discovery and adventure. Settle down and farm the land, hop from planet to planet claiming resources, or make regular visits to populated settlements, taking on jobs and earning a living. NPCs are scattered about the worlds, offering quests and challenges for those looking for a little extra excitement in their lives.
The meeting with Tiy from Chucklefish was great. It went something like this. “We’d love to see you on PlayStation”. Tiy said “Yeah, we’d love to be on it”. We said “Okay, let’s get you started”. And that’s how business should be. People who respect each others’ work creating something wonderful together.”
The smash hit FEZ from Phil Fish
“FEZ is a game developed by Polytron coming to PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. In it, you play as Gomez, a 2D creature living in what he believes is a 2D world. Until a strange and powerful artifact reveals to him the existence of a mysterious third dimension!
I cannot tell you just how happy I am to have Fez on PS Vita so I can play it on the go. Obviously, I’m delighted it’s coming to PS3 and PS4 too. I want everyone who has a PlayStation to be able to play this charming game, which is quite rightly, one of the most acclaimed indie titles of all time, by one of the indie community’s true creative masters.”
The sequel to one of the highest rated shooters of all time, Velocity 2X from FuturLab
“Weaving together two classic game formats into one seamless experience, Velocity 2X features puzzle-platforming action alongside the award-winning top-down shoot ‘em-up gameplay.
Velocity 2X gives players an opportunity to experience two beloved genres combined into one adventure. Players will take control of the teleporting Quarp Jet to outsmart enemies in race-tuned space combat, and then dock their ship, jump out and run around on foot to infiltrate enemy space stations. Once they’re done with the action on-foot, they can jump back into the Quarp Jet and continue their mission in space!
FuturLab is one of my favourite developers in the world. They combine exceptional focus on quality with a professional approach that never loses its indie spark. Some of the highlights of my day are when FuturLab send us something new to look at. They know how to make us happy, because they know how to please gamers. Velocity Ultra is one of the highest rated shooters of all time on the PS Vita. With Velocity 2X coming to PS Vita and PS4, I expect FuturLab’s success story to continue.”