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MCV rounds up some of the hottest PlayStation Vita games out on the handheld’s February 22nd UK launch day, including Uncharted, FIFA and Virtua Tennis


Uncharted: Golden Abyss


UNCHARTED is the flagship game for PlayStation Vita.


The series has sold over 13m units globally since in just over four years, since the first Uncharted arrived on PS3 in November 2007. The adventure franchise has received highly favourable reviews thanks to its epic movie-like feel and Tomb Raider style exploration gameplay. Now Sony is publishing Uncharted: Golden Abyssas a launch title for PlayStation Vita to give its new handheld a real kick- start at retail.


In this brand new title – with 30 levels – explorer and series protagonist Nathan Drake follows the trail of a 400-year-old secret Spanish sect. As players race across America looking for a legendary lost city, they’ll have to cross river basins and explore temple ruins along the way. Drake gets caught in the


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Released: February 22nd


Format: PS Vita


Publisher: Sony


Developer: Sony Bend Studios


Distributor: CentreSoft


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THIS MAY not be the first FIFA game for a portable console, but EA says it’s the biggest and most complex handheld one it’s ever made. The football game includes all the eight main modes from its home console cousins, including a career mode, as well as tournaments, Be a Pro, Be a Goalkeeper and head-to- head online modes. There are 50 real-world competitions to take part in, 500 licensed football clubs and thousands of players on hand. Players can swipe Vita’s front screen to pass the ball, while the back touch pad can be used to shoot. Users can also drag their finger across the screen when taking a free kick to curve the ball around the wall and into the net. “FIFAis the best selling sports franchise of all time so being able to immerse yourself in FIFAanywhere you go, and at anytime, is a hugely exciting prospect,” FIFA Football’s producer Matt Prior tells MCV.


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Released: February 22nd


Format: PS Vita


Publisher: EA


Developer: EA Canada


Distributor: CentreSoft


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Expect Golden Abyss to be the day one choice for many PS Vita buyers.


middle of a rivalry between his old friend Jason Dante and Marisa Chase, the granddaughter of a missing archaeologist. Golden Abyssmakes good use of PS Vita’s unique features, too. Users can touch, steer and tilt the portable console to swing and jump across ravines. They can use the front and back touch pads to move


Drake, and Vita’s motion sensor to swing him from rope to rope. If this control system is too new for some Unchartedfans, they can just use the dual analog sticks and buttons. The game has been developed by Resistance: Retribution developer Sony Bend Studios. Expect Golden Abyssto be the day one choice for many PS Vita buyers.


Virtua Tennis: World Tour


FOR 13 years Sega’s Virtua Tennis series has thrilled sports gamers and now it’s smashing its way to PS Vita. This portable version promises a ‘full console experience in the palm of your hand’, with 22 of the world’s top tennis players, 33 stadiums and high-res graphics.


Players can swipe Vita’s front screen to swing their in-game racquet and use the rear touch panel to navigate around the court and hit other shots.


Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition includes World Tour and Online modes, where players can share stats, chat with one another and play online matches. They can even upload their face into the game using Vita’s camera, or put tennis players into their photos. “This is not just a straight port from its sister version – it’s had a lot of time and love spent on deep Vita support specifically, and I believe that will show,” says Sega West CEO Mike Hayes.


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Released: February 22nd


Format: PS Vita


Publisher: Sega


Developer: Sega


Distributor: CentreSoft


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