Thursday, January 10, 2013

My Five Most Wanted PlayStation Vita Games of 2013

It's not really fair to call the PlayStation Vita's 2013 lineup weak as we don't know the whole story for the rest of the year. For the titles currently known, an argument could easily be made. Despite this, I have found five games that I am looking forward to seeing this coming year.

Soul Sacrifice

If you're into Monster Hunter-like games, then this first game on my list of most wanted Vita titles is something you should look into. It is Soul Sacrifice, an idea crafted by Keiji Inafune, the creator of Mega Man and developed by Marvelous AQL. The "sacrifice" part of the title alludes to giving up parts of a player character's body to unleash bolder attacks on the various bosses of the game. Soul Sacrifice promises up to four players able to work together to take down foes. Here's hoping there's no "sacrifices" to be made to make that happen.

Dead or Alive 5 Plus

This Vita-exclusive version of last year's Dead or Alive 5 might be late to the party, but it comes packed with new features. I am referring to a first-person fighting mode, touch-based moves, and some new controls when it concerns training mode. Dead or Alive 5 delighted home console players when it released this past fall, so if you enjoyed it or never got the chance to play it and you own a Vita, perhaps Dead or Alive 5 Plus is a worthy purchase.

MLB 13: The Show

Also available for the PlayStation 3, MLB 13: The Show has all-new beginner modes and a revamped postseason playoff mode. In addition to those features, currently fans are casting in their votes to decide who will be the cover athlete. Maybe they can vote for the same baseball players that got into Cooperstown this year. Oh, wait. That was nobody. Well, how about Mr. Met? Everyone loves Mr. Met. Or maybe even the Philly Fanatic. I kind of like that one. I have no idea why...

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault

I like seeing aging series try new things, even when they don't always work out. Ratchet & Clank is recently doing such a thing. Two years ago we saw All 4 One, and now we see Full Frontal Assault, a tower defense action game. If you already own the PlayStation 3 version of the game that released this past November, then you already have a code to get the Vita version, do out at the end of the month. You can thank Sony's wonderful (and I don't mean that in my usual condescending way) Cross Buy promotion for that!

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable

A cult favorite with fans, the Earth Defense Force franchise returns in Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable. While it was also a retail release in Japan, the latest EDF is digital download only in North America. That's alright, pending you have a good-sized amount of memory. EDF 2017 Portable features a plethora of new content such as missions (which can be played with up to four people), enemies, and other fun items of interest. Unlike the rest of the games on this list, you get Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable now, so what are you doing-- stop reading this article and start downloading now!


Tomorrow is our final day at looking at my most wanted games of 2013 announced with a semblance of release dates. For the last day we will be looking at what this very site called the System of the Year 2012, the Nintendo 3DS! What games will I be yearning for most for the 3DS? Find out tomorrow!

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