Posted on Wednesday, September 14 @ 08:25:03 Eastern by Anthony Severino
Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference shined the spotlight directly on the PlayStation Vita. A launch date was given for Japan, and it will debut alongside 26 launch titles, with 100 in total in development.
Of those 100 games, many are well-known franchises from a number of key publishers. Capcom, Square Enix, and Konami all had goodies to show off during Sony's shindig.
Yoshinori Ono took the stage to tease the already announced Street Fighter X Tekken, which now features Sony Japan's lovable news reporting cat mascots, Toro and Kuro. Ono also revealed that Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 will be available for the PlayStation Vita at launch. The title is already finished: It's just waiting for the hardware to be released.
Square Enix had some news to share as well. As part of the 10th anniversary celebration of Final Fantasy X, they're re-releasing a remastered version for both the Vita and PS3. Squeenix also unveiled Lord of Apocalypse and the worst-named title ever, Army Corps From Hell.
Hideo Kojima took the stage for Konami, mainly to show off "Transfarring". Don't you dare call it transferring, although that's exactly what it is. Zone of the Enders and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will be available for both the PS3 and Vita, but transfarring takes them to a new level of cool. At any time you can save either version, and pick up right where you left off on the other. Put in a few long hours on the PS3 version, but have to run? Load it up on the Vita and pick up right where you left off.
Sony then showed a montage of titles coming to the PlayStation Vita. Notable titles include Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Katamari, and Riiiiiidddggeeee Racer!
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