Ubisoft Goes Big on Vita Support With Six Games in Development
Ubisoft is putting its weight behind Sony’s upcoming Vita console by currently overseeing the development of six titles for the next generation handheld, including one Assassin’s Creed title. The games currently in development for Vita are: Assassin’s Creed, Rayman Origins, Lumines, Asphalt, Dungeon Hunter Alliance and, er, Michael Jackson the Experience.
Out of the six games listed, Gamescom visitors will be able to check out Dungeon Hunter Alliance and Asphalt at Sony’s Consumer Booth during the event.
“With its processing power, dual tactile screens and cameras, PS Vita allows creators like Ubisoft new and unique opportunities to develop innovative games,”said Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft. “We’ve got a strong and varied line-up that will offer fun and immersion to all audiences of the PS Vita.”
“We’re delighted with the support and innovative content Ubisoft are bringing to PS Vita,” added Zeno Colaço, VP, SCEE Publisher & Developer Relations. “Great games are at the platform’s heart and with some of Ubisoft’s biggest and best brands coming to PS Vita, we are very excited to work with them in delivering the deepest gaming experience on the most powerful handheld entertainment system on the planet”
A valiant effort early on from Ubisoft, it has to be said. Especially in the uncertain state of the handheld market, what with the 3DS’ poor start since its launch, combined with the emergence of the smartphone as a device which quench a gamer’s thirst whilst on the go. One could even go as far to say it’s a risk. But hopefully, a risk worth taking.
PlayStation Vita is set to release later this year in Japan, with Europe and North America to follow in early 2012.