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PS Vita Release Schedule and The List of Mystery

Re-renamed: The Goodbye Disco Vita Party

Winter 2023: Homebrew games continue to canter onto VitaDB, with solo developers pushing what they can get out of the Vita alongside many ports. Check out Purified and Silver Falls (both in alpha) for the latest 3D action! 

Autumn 2023: The Vita's homebrew/port scene continues to thrive, check out this great WipeOut remaster as just one example. 

Summer 2023: PSP games including Ridge Racer 2 and Super Stardust (with trophies) are part of PS+, showing a little love for Sony's portable legacy.

UPDATED Spring 2023: The last Vita firmware update is live.

 And for retro gamers, there are so many emulators all the way up to the Dreamcast, bringing a cosmos of fun through a very simple jailbreak as the Vita community keeps hard at work. 

Check my tweets for further Vita homebrew/port news and videos from the likes of Zealous Chuck who does regular scene updates. 

Last of the physicals (2021):

Bard's Gold Complete Edition (October) PlayAsia
Brotherhood United (September) PlayAsia
Indigo 7 Quest for Love (September) PlayAsia
Super Meat Boy (August) Limited Run Games (their last Vita release)

PlayAsia will have more Vita physical news in the second half of August 
Looks like Indigo7 is getting a late-summer physical release (likely see above)
Pushy and Pully in Blockland getting a physical release
Eastasiasoft confirm a physical release of Horizon Chase Turbo and LuckSlinger (SHIPPING)
Astro Aqua Kitty and Takotan getting physical releases (RELEASED)
88 Heroes physical release (pre-orders 8th April) Bitmap Bureau and Eastasiasoft (RELEASED)
Dungeons & Bombs physical release (pre-orders 8th April) PigeonDev (RELEASED)

Last of the PSN games
Not a new game, but Habroxia 2 has an update with new content! (RELEASED)
Gumbo Machine bringing Ultra Mission to the Vita (RELEASED)
Super Zangyura is off for approval on the Vita and has a trophy listing (Japan)
Russian Subway Dogs (Spooky Squid) game sent for approval for Vita! (RELEASED)
Dogmaginarium promising top-down action with the Killer Dolls (RELEASED)
RedArt bringing Andrade Games' Sturmfront The Mutant War (story) (RELEASED)
Synergia and Sense finally out on US PSN RELEASED
Dull Grey (short, stark visual novel) by Pinkerator coming early May (RELEASED)
ScourgeBringer (Flying Oak) and Astro Aqua Kitty (TikiPod) confirmed for April (RELEASED)

Unfortunately, Seraphim encountered some late game-breaking development issues during submission and has had to cancel the Vita release. 

Homebrew releases:
Hand Cannon JR by Suicidal Robot trying to finish development (won't make PSN but could get a homebrew release)
Quake-style arena shooter Purified (Balder) coming as a homebrew release 
Puzzler Circuit Dude (Jon Holmes) out now

The bad news: (will update these if the devs still think they have a shot at a release)
Foxxio dev confirms Vita version cancelled!
Lillymo's next release (working title Forest Guardian) cancelled for Vita
Lazr won't arrive in time for Vita (Dev confirms)
AltBosnia development on Vita cancelled (Dev confirms)
Monster Crown on Vita cancelled, dev confirms in Kickstarter backers-only post, backers can switch to another version... 
Pixel Noir and Heart Forth Alicia have spent years in development (both nearing the finish line) but won't be finished in time. 

ORIGINAL PAGE CONTENT (from a more hopeful time)

Welcome to the Vita release page and The List of Mystery and Possibility!
  • Somehow, we made it into 2021 when the Vita will be 10 later this year, with games still hitting PSN and physically. 
  • Some are now physical-only (Nicole, Death Tales) to ensure the developer maximises profit (fair enough) and as Sony roundly ignores the Vita's PSN app (okay they updated it, once!) 
  • Massive thanks to all the devs and publishers still supporting the handheld that Sony forgot. 
  • Unless Sony changes its tiny corporate mind, physical releases will continue for Asian-based publishers like Eastasiasoft until mid-2021, but now in very limited numbers. 
Last updated on 29 March 2021

2021 List of Crazed Vita Developer News

March: Trophy listing for Luckslinger by Duckbridge appears, but no confirmation
March: Battle Rockets 2.0 is an update to the original with new trophy listing
March: Thomas Hopper teasing something for next week
Feb: The Lost Cube coming from Jandusoft and Red Mount (story
Jan: Gods of Almagest (tweet, pictured) coming to Vita in February!
Jan: Confirmation (tweet) that Seraphim from Studio Ravenheart is still coming to Vita.

The list of confirmed games sits at around 30 titles, including...

Death Tales (Luc Bernard) Physical Only (sold out) 6 January Released 
Habroxia 2 (Lillymo) Physical/Digital 3 February Released
Roommates (Ratalaika) Physical February Released
Gods of Almagest (Arrayansoft) February Released
Pachi on a Roll (PigeonDev) Digital February Released
Sense A Cyberpunk Adventure Physical/Digital (Suzaku) March Released
UnMetal (Unepic) Physical/Digital March Released
Synergia (Top Hat ) 18 March Released
Battle Rockets 2 (Gumbo Machine) March free update to the original - Released
NEW - ScourgeBringer (Flying Oak) April Released

Maybe/Maybe not
Lazr (Garrick Campsey) Digital
The Lost Cube (Jandusoft/Red Mount) Digital 
New shooter (Beyond the Stone) Digital
Astro Aqua Kitty (Tikipod) Digital - Released
Indigo 7 (Dolores) Digital - Released
WitchDrafty (PigeonDev) Digital
Foxxio (Foxxio) Digital 
Pixel Noir (SWDTech) Digital
Heart Forth, Alicia (Alonso Martin) Digital
Russian Subway Dogs (Spooky Squid) Digital 
Collapsus (Wraith) Digital 
SkullPirates (Arcade Distillery) Digital EU release
Monster Crown (Studio Aurum)  Digital
Twin Breaker 2 (Lillymo) Digital
Seraphim (Studio Ravenheart|) Digital

Plus physical rereleases and some to be announced!

2020 List of Possibility and Mystery

December - Habroxia 2 confirmed for 2021 release by Lillymo

November- latest WIP from Lazr
November - Treefall's 3D puzzler Perplexing Orb 2 might get a Vita release 
November - Beyond the Stone shows off new shooter in action
November - A first look at Astro Aqua Kitty playing on the Vita

October - Eastasiasoft promising a Halloween Vita treat. (Death Tales for January 2021)
October - Daniel Navarro (Dolores Ent) confirms completion of Indigo 7 for PS Vita

October - Sometimes You with one more Vita game in 2020 (November) and hints for 2021
September - UnEpic developer reveals UnMetal for Vita

September - Eastasiasoft bringing cute shmup Takotan "later."

August - Witchdrafty from PigeonDev looks good, dev confident of Vita release 

Top Hat keeping things rolling with plenty of releases

2021 Vita Releases (old list from 2020) 

Without Escape (Bumpy Trail)
War Theater (Arcade Distillery) EU Digital release soon
War Theater: Blood of Winter (Arcade Distillery)
Indigo7: Quest for Love (Dolores) code complete October
Jack 'n' Hat (CrossGame) 2021
UnMetal (UnEpic) 2021

Foxxio (Foxxio Studio) 2021
Habroxia 2 (Lillymo Games) 2021

Witchcrafty (PigeonDev)
Pixel Noir (SWDTech) 
Plutonium Pirates (Pixel.lu) (possibly not, depends on option for physical releases)
Bobby Bombastic (Pixel.lu) (possibly not, depends on option for physical releases)
Revenant Dogma (Limited Run Physical release)
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (Limited Run Physical release)
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (Limited Run Physical release)
Super Meat Boy (Limited Run Physical release)

Heart Forth, Alicia (Alonso Martin)
Antipole DX (Saturnine Games)
Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (Kemco)
Alvastia Chronicles (Kemco)
Russian Subway Dogs (Spooky Squid) (still planned)
Collapsus (Wraith)
SkullPirates (Arcade Distillery)
Monster Crown (Studio Aurum)  (still in progress)
Suki and the Shadow Claw (Feline Arts)

Illusion of L’Phalcia (Kemco) 
Revenge of the Bird King (SuperNESJoe)
Alt Bosnia (Haris Mujkic)
Drifter (Celcius) dev still churning away


Kawaii Deathu Desu (EAS physical release) 29 October 
Halloween Forever (EAS physical release) 29 October
Death Tales (Luc Bernard/Eastasiasoft) releasing 2021 Physical only (pre-order 29 October)
My Aunt is a Witch (Sometimes You) 25 November
Contraptions (Moragami) End November

2021 Maybes
 (recent games that devs are trying to bring to Vita, no promises)

Mina Michi (LightUp) developer wants to bring the game to Vita
Super Galaxy Squadron (New Blood) Devs working on it
Knight of Exile (DonXuglo Games) Devs keen on Vita
Alwa's Awakening (Elden Pixels) Hinted at by developer
Million to One Hero (OvertheTop)
Plague Hunters (Arcade Distillery) when its done!

Less likely (Old projects that may appear, but likely Vita has drifted off the developer's radar) 

State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem (New Reality Games)
Quantum Suicide (Cotton Candy Cyanide) (dev may do if enough interest [as of October 2020], but unlikely as 6-months dev time required) 
Dragon Fantasy: Volumes of Westeria (Muteki)

Japanese Releases 2021

SuperZangyura (PlatineDispositif) Spring 2021

Japanese Releases 2020 

Genso Roguko Kaleidoscope of Phantom Prison (Entergram) 17 December
AI Kiss (Entergram) 24 September
Lets Sound the Kissing Bell of Promise (TGL) 4 September 

Aonatsu Line (Entergram)
1xSHE Tell (Hooksoft)
Familia Myth (5pb)
Memories Off Innocent Fille for Dearest (5pb)

Japanese Releases TBC (mostly unlikely now)

Kenka Bancho Otome: My Honey of Absolute Perfection (Spike)
Ninja Usagimaru: Two Tails of Adventure (Arc System)
Code: Realize Sousei no Himegimi FD (Idea Factory)
Brothers Conflict: Precious Baby (Idea Factory)
Gundam G Generation Genesis (Bandai)
Makai Shin Trillion (Compile Heart) (Rogue RPG)
Anonymous Code (Mages) Moved to 2021, cancelled on Vita
Operation Abyss 2 (Experience)
Ronin of the Fleeting Life (Spike Chunsoft)
World End Eclipse (Sega)
Project Code Datum (Kadokawa)

Currently playing on my Vita/PS4/PS5