With Bandai dropping a few big names at the end of the year, 2015's Vita line up isn't as bad as I'd feared just a few months back. Sure it's not gleaming with stellar releases, but that was never going to happen.
Instead take a look at what we will be playing on the release list. There's plenty of adventures in the form of Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle from Disney, plus Telltale's take on Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands. Expect plenty more LEGO branded fun including the new Ninjago game plus whatever else some sturdy western developers can port over.
On the big name front, it looks like Resident Evil 2 Revelations is the limit of Sony's ambition, but Bandai is really stealing the show with One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 and the latest J-Stars brawler. Also direct from Japan will be more Neptunia fun, Stein's Gate, which I look forward to immensely and further adventures in Toukiden.
The little tease of a likely Vita release for Gravity Rush 2 (surely a PS4 lead though) is also pretty good news. Throw in the odd gem of an indie here or there, and perhaps one or two games that Sony and partners have up their sleeves and I'm quite looking forward to 2015.
On the worrying side, Sega seems to be very quiet over western activity and it looks like we've lost Milestone, so if any dev wants to pick up the car/bike racing genre, please dive in. As for new hardware, I live in hope for the PlayStation 4 Portable, but not much else. Your thoughts welcome!