Sony Announces VVVVVV for Vita

Sony Announces VVVVVV for Vita

Terry Cavanagh's challenging game of gravity flipping is making its way to Vita.

We wouldn't blame you for assuming that Sony, after its indie heavy Gamescom conference, might have run out of independently developed games to announce for PlayStation platforms. Apparently however, the indie wellspring never runs dry, because the company is using the ongoing events at PAX as an opportunity to reveal even more titles heading to its hardware.

The Vita, for instance, will soon be privy to a treat in the form VVVVVV, Terry Cavanagh's gravity-centric puzzle game. If you haven't heard of VVVVVV, originally launched on PC and then ported to 3DS, it centers on one Captain Veridian and his crew who have become trapped in an alternate dimension. The player's goal is to find the crew "and maybe save the dimension."

The real focus of VVVVVV, however, is its gameplay. While the game looks like your standard platformer at first glance, it comes with a twist. There's no jump button in the game. Rather, players can control a switch that reverses the flow of gravity. Using the switch will cause the player to ascend or descend depending on where they're standing and can lead to funky things like walking on the ceiling.

As fun as that may sound you can probably count on dying quite a bit in VVVVVV. It's one of those platforming titles that takes pleasure in repeatedly murdering you. That said, it also provides frequent checkpoints to keep the experience from becoming too frustrating. No release date or pricing information for the Vita version have been released yet. That said, we'll be looking forward to defying gravity with VVVVVV when it makes its Vita debut.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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Ah, more people getting frustrated with Veni, Vidi, Vici! ;)
I finally have to get my 100% with <50 death count...

Okay, now we have to wait for I WANNA BE THE GUY for vita :D

Sony is really haedshotting all those indie guys. Microsoft can have all the press releases they want, but they were way too slow with this one. I'm pretty sure there's only a handful of premier indie developers I've heard of who aren't releasing on the PS4 or Vita. I keep on reading articles about new developers or projects and it constantly comes with the 'and of course this will come to the PS4 and Vita'

I really hope this works out for them, because this is looking like the most impressive overture I've seen from a major publisher, but I'm worried they're making the competition too stiff. I mean there's 10+ indie PS4 games I'm looking forward too now, you have to be really good to get added to that list.

Sony also needs to do a lot to get people to make those first purchases. Unlike steam, playstation users aren't used to buying indie games yet. PS+ is a good point of entry, but I'm thinking it would be really nice to see some console bundles too

StewShearer:
Sony Announces VVVVVV for Vita

Damn, Stew. You really missed an opportunity for an excellent pun there.

SL33TBL1ND:

StewShearer:
Sony Announces VVVVVV for Vita

Damn, Stew. You really missed an opportunity for an excellent pun there.

Joystiq beat me to the punch.

StewShearer:

SL33TBL1ND:

StewShearer:
Sony Announces VVVVVV for Vita

Damn, Stew. You really missed an opportunity for an excellent pun there.

Joystiq beat me to the punch.

Disappointing. Better luck next time!

VVVVVV was a really fun game! It's a special something that can make me quit in frustration, yet have me still coming back. The music was killer, too.

 

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