Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Unit 13 out today, go buy this high-value target!

Here's the press release as Sony spouts off, I love the demo but will wait until the boxed copy hits the stores on Friday to save screwing further with my poor abused memory card. My one issue with the "loaded with authenticity" bit is the feeble takedowns with a knife - zero realism there!

UPDATE: Okay, even the PSN edition won't launch until Friday, how quaint!

Unit 13 Explodes onto PlayStation Vita: Dual-analogue controls and 3G connectivity combine for a portable shooter without compromise...

Players join the ranks of Unit 13, a counter-terrorism squad deployed with only one objective; complete the mission. Missions focus on contemporary ‘ripped from the headlines' scenarios creating an experience that is loaded with authenticity.



Unit 13 takes advantage of all the input and connectivity features PS Vita has to offer. Dual analogue sticks offer bona fide shooter controls on the go, and SIXAXIS combines with front and rear touch to offer an intuitive, immersive experience.

The 3G connectivity of PS Vita are at the core of Unit 13 and bring all-new challenges and ways of playing to the genre. Missions are concise, intense, and non-linear, allowing for a huge variety of approaches depending on the player's favoured style. Coupled with a five-star scoring system, each mission has huge replay value. 3G allows on-the-go online leaderboard access to check how performance rates against PSN friends, or any player in the local area or worldwide. If your friends overtake you in the leaderboards, 3G will alert you instantly.

An always on connection is also essential to acquiring High Value Target (HVT) missions. These are rare mission alerts that only appear for a limited time. Players use 3G connectivity to access these anytime, anywhere. Once played, HVTs can be passed onto others via near or to PSN friends.

Each day players are briefed with a Mission of the Day delivered directly to their PS Vita wherever they are via 3G. As with the game's standard missions these will challenge players to find the best way to complete the objective, ranking their performance via online leaderboards.

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