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Sony Drops Vita Release Date and Launch Window Titles (for Japan)

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Unless you’re planning on importing a PlayStation Vita, don’t expect to see most of this on your shelves.

Massive Sony news came out today on the eve of Tokyo Game Show regarding their upcoming portable system, the PlayStation Vita. The first big announcement was the release date in Japan for the system, revealed to be December 17 of this year (with US and European release date still up in the air at this point) at ¥29,980 (~$390) for the 3G version and ¥24,980 (~$325) for the WiFi version. The launch titles for the system will be:

  • Army Corpse of Hell (Square Enix)
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (Arc System Works)
  • Dark Quest: Alliance (Ubisoft)
  • Disgaea 3: Return (Nippon Ichi)
  • Dream Club Zero Portable (D3Publisher)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next (Koei)
  • F1 2011 (Codemasters)
  • FIFA 12 (EA)
  • Fish On
  • Gravity Daze (SCEJ)
  • Gyokugen Dasshutsu Adv: Zennin Shiboudesu (Chunsoft)
  • Hot Shots Golf 6 (SCE)
  • Lord of Apocalypse (Square Enix)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD (Konami)
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma (Tecmo)
  • Project N.O.E.L.S.
  • Ridge Racer (Namco Bandai)
  • Shinobido 2: Tales of a Ninja (Acquire)
  • Tales of Innocence (Namco Bandai)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (SCE)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Virtua Tennis 4 (Sega)
  • WipEout 2048 (SCEE)
  • Was this the end of Sony’s news? Far from it, as they also revealed an enormous list of “launch window” titles. What the hell is a “launch window” you might ask? Your guess is as good as ours, but here are the titles they’ve listed under the “launch window” (courtesy of CVG):

    SUMIONI (ACQUIRE) – INK ACTION
    SRPG (Working Title) (ALPJA) – Simulation RPG
    MALICIOUS (tentative) (ALVION) – ACT
    No title (AQUAPLUS) – Dungeon PRG
    STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN (CAPCOM) – Fighting
    Shirotsuku (CAVE) – Simulation
    New shooting (CAVE) – shooting
    Emergency Escape Adventure Trust or Betrayal (Tentative) (CHUNSOFT) Adventure
    DJ MAX TECHNIKA PORTABLE (Working Title) (CYBERFRONT) – DJ SIMULATION
    Jurassic HUNTER (Working title) (Digital Works Entertainment) – action
    slotter mania (V DORASU) – Slot Simulation
    Hello Kitty to issho block crash V (DORASU) – Block Crash
    FIFA (working title) (EA) – Soccer
    MAPLUS PORTABLE NAVI 4 (Working Title) (Edia) – NAVIGATION
    RPG (Working Title) (FURYU CORPORATION) – RPG
    Ragnarok Odyssey (GungHo Online Entertainment) – Action
    TBA (GungHo Online Entertainment) – Action
    TBA (GungHo Online Entertainment) – Action Puzzle
    New title (GUST) – New genre
    SUDOKU by Nikoli complete edition (HAMSTER) – Corporation Puzzle
    Monsters Rising (Tentative Title) (IDEA FACTORY) – Card Game
    DRAGON’S CROWN (Ignition Entertainment) – Action RPG
    Shin Megami Tensei series (Index Corporation / Atlus) – RPG
    Persona4 The GOLDEN (Index Corporation / Atlus) – RPG
    Pachi-Para Series (IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING) – Pachinko
    No title (KAGA CREATE) – Adventure Game
    No title (KAGA CREATE) – Shooting Game
    ASPHALT : INJECTION (Konami) – Racing
    AR COMBAT DigiQ (Konami) – Simulation
    Oh to Maoh to Nananin no himegimi tachi – shin ohsama monogatari- (Konami) – Role Playing
    Soccer (Konami) – Sports
    ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD EDITION (Konami) – High Speed Robot Action
    MAH-JONG FIGHT CLUB
    Shinsei Zenkoku Taisen Version (Konami) – Mah-Jong
    METAL GEAR SOLID HD EDITION (Konami) – Espionage Action
    Baseball (Konami) – Sports
    New RPG title (LEVEL-5) – RPG
    No title (MAGES) – Adventure Game
    Saikyo Todai Shogi (Mainichi Communications) – Table
    Marjong Haoh (Mainichi Communications) – Table
    New Action RPG (Working Title) (Marvelous Entertainment) – Action RPG
    New Action-Adventure game (Working Title) (Marvelous Entertainment) Action-Adventure game
    New Simulation RPG (Working Title) (Marvelous Entertainment) – Simulation RPG
    New Fantasy RPG (Working Title) (Marvelous Entertainment) – Action RPG
    Next Education [English Grammar] (Media5 Corporation) – Education
    Next Education [Test preparation for certified administrative procedures specialists] (Media5 Corporation) – Education
    Next Education [TOEIC TEST] (Media5 Corporation) – Education
    Gundam Franchise (Working title) (NAMCO BANDAI) – ACTION
    Super Robot Taisen Franchise (Working title) (NAMCO BANDAI) – TBD
    Tales of Innocence R (NAMCO BANDAI) – RPG
    ANIME ACTION (Working title) (NAMCO BANDAI) – ACTION
    Ys -Foliage Ocean in CELCETA (Nihon Falcom Corporation) Action RPG
    Daito Giken Official Pachi-Slot Simulator Series (PAON Corporation) – Pachi-Slot Simulator
    No title (POLYGON MAGIC) – Android Communicator
    Little Busters! Converted Edition (PROTOTYPE) – Adventure Game
    Jumpin’ (Working Title) (Railfan Holdings) – Jump action
    RPG (Working Title) (Rideon Japan) – RPG
    Super Monkey Ball (working title) (SEGA) – Puzzle Game
    Ginsei Igo (SilverStarJapan) – Table
    Ginsei Shogi Huun Ryuuko Raiden (SilverStarJapan) – Table
    Escape (Sony) – Survival Stragtegy
    GRAVITY RUSH (Sony) – Action Adventure
    Sound Shape (Sony) – Action / Music Creator
    STARSTRIKE DELTA (Sony) – Shooting Game
    Reality Fighters (Sony) – Fighting
    LittleBigPlanet (Sony) – Action
    WipEout2048 (Sony) – Racing
    FINAL FANTASY X (SQUARE ENIX) – RPG
    Sangokuhime (SystemSoft Alpha Corporation) – strategic simulation + adventure
    Battlefield of Maidens 2nd (SystemSoft Alpha Corporation) – strategic simulation + adventure
    Sengokuhime 3rd (SystemSoft Alpha Corporation) – strategic simulation + adventure
    Moe Moe Great War Modern Version ++ (SystemSoft Alpha Corporation) – strategic simulation + adventure
    NINJA GAIDEN Ó (Tecmo Koei) – ACTION
    LUMINES (Ubisoft) – Music Puzzle
    Rayman Origins (Ubisoft) – Action

    Nintendo, take note. This is how you pull off a launch.

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