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.