Sony Gearing Up For A Big VITA Re-Launch, New Games And #JRPGVITA Announcement Expected

Sony has recently teased a mysterious press event for the launch of one of their hardware. This teaser reads: “Following the biggest launch in PlayStation history, join us for an introduction to the slimmest.”

At this point, it might not be a surprise to think that they are hinting at an announcement of either PS VITA Slim or PS VITA TV, which were released in Japan last year. While the PS VITA Slim managed to find success in Japan, PS VITA TV wasn’t so fortunate. It also seems like a device that is well suited for the Western market so it won’t be surprising to see Sony announcing it for North America/Europe.

But surely, there can’t be any launch event without announcement of any games, right? It seems like Sony is finally going to drop the curtain on what they are cooking for the VITA, especially the #JRPGVITA twitter campaign, which started last year.

In an interview to Kotaku last year, SCE’s Adam Boyes said the following: “I would say in the next year’s time, if you’re a fan of Japanese games, if you’re a fan of Vita, then hopefully we’ll have a little treat for you.”

SCE’s Shahid Kamal Ahmad also dropped a couple of teases on his twitter account.

Shahid Kamal Ahmad was on the forefront with the #JRPGVITA campaign so it is not surprising to see him teasing something related to them.


If you are still not convinced, Boss of Double Eleven, Lee Hutchinson talked about porting an exclusive PS3 game to the VITA/PS4. When asked by a user on when they will be reveal this game, Hutchinson said: “I dont think we’re long off announcing.”

This is not the only game they are currently porting to the VITA, they are also working on Frozen Synpase Tactics port for the VITA. When a user asked when to expect an announcement for FST, Hutchinson replied: “within 10 days.”

It won’t be surprising to see Sony announcing a new hardware and new games to accompany with it at this press event, in an effort to revitalize the interest in the PS VITA.

What do you think of this press event by Sony? Are you excited for it? Let us know in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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