My Interest in the PS Vita Has Returned

After playing a few upcoming Vita games, I’m once again excited by the system.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Since the system’s launch, The PlayStation Vita has been in short supply of great software. Sure, there are the standouts like Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Katamari, Mortal Kombat and Gravity Rush. But outside a handful of titles, there haven’t been a lot of reasons to pick back up and play my PS Vita.

However, things are on the up and up for PS Vita, and I am now excited for the future of the handheld. During my tour of the Sony booth during E3, I got to check out a number of titles coming to the Vita over the course of the next year, all of which got me pretty pumped to be a Vita owner.

The first game I played was Guacamelee!, developed by DrinkBox Studios. Previously, DrinkBox developed Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack for both the PS3 and PS Vita. Outside the ridiculously long name, Mutant Blobs Attack is a hilarious Katarmari-esque platformer that instantly stole my heart. Guacamelee! has the potential to do the same. The game is a cooperative beat ‘em up with light platforming elements and an obsession with Mexican customs (Luchadores FTW!).  You’re also able to switch between two dimensions in order to progress through the game. Guacamelee!’s art style is fantastic, and, much like Mutant Blobs Attack, the game is driven by humor. It’s definitely a title worth paying attention to…

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