New PS Vita Hotness: Killzone: Mercenary and Media Molecule’s Tearaway

Check out trailers for both of these new PS Vita titles.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris

Yesterday, Sony pulled back the curtain on two titles they are working on for the PlayStation Vita – Killzone: Mercenary and Tearaway.

Killzone: Mercenaryis being developed by Guerrilla Games and could be the first FPS on the Vita worth giving a damn about (Resistance: Burning Skies and Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Declassified were both pretty darn crappy). The game will sport both a single player mode with nine missions, each taking about an hour to complete, and a multiplayer component featuring eight maps and three game modes. The game is scheduled to launch September 17, 2013. 

You can check out a trailer here:

As for Tearaway, this project has the Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet) stamp written all over it. The game is an adventure/puzzle title where you’ll be using the Vita’s various features – touch screen, rear-touch pad, microphone, etc. – to help your little adventurer traverse the hazardous papercraft environment. Killzone: Mercenary looks great, but Tearaway seems like a true killer app that shows off the potential of Sony’s latest handheld. But maybe that’s just me.

Here’s a trailer for Tearaway, courtesy of Sony.

Maybe 2013 will finally be the year where the PS Vita becomes more than just a mobile port box. Sony definitely needs it to be. We’ll be back with more on these titles as we hear it. 

Erik Norris is the Gaming Editor for CraveOnline and co-host of Watch Us Play and the Next Gen News podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.