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3 Namco Bandai Games Set For Vita Launch Day

October 20, 2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

It’s hard to believe that it’s only a few months until the Western launch of the PlayStation Vita, but this February Sony’s greatest handheld will become a reality. If you’re planning to pick up the Vita at launch, be sure to not only set aside some of your Christmas money for the handheld, but also for the onslaught of launch titles.

Namco Bandai has announced that three of their Vita games will be available on February 22nd, 2012 in the US – the same day as the Vita launches. Touch My Katamari, Ridge Racer and Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen will all be available along with the Vita.

Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing of Namco Bandai Games America said:

We’re pleased today to officially confirm three titles for the PlayStation®Vita system to gamers across North America excited for the launch of this impressive new handheld gaming device. Between the innovative new gameplay features in the irreverent new Touch My Katamari, the blistering speed and online connectivity of the gorgeous new Ridge Racer, and the intense, open-ended, assassin-based action of Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen, NAMCO BANDAI Games will be delivering top-tier content for the launch of the PS Vita in a very big way.

Ridge Racer, which is co-developed by Namco Bandai Games Inc. and CELLIUS, impressed us at E3, and will be one of the few racing games currently announced for the platform.