Following his comments at E3 about how the PlayStation Vita would have fewer first-party titles, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida was interviewed by Game Reactor at the Gamelab Conference last week in Spain, where he clarified any misconceptions that his statement meant they wouldn’t support the PS Vita at all:
The question I was asked was, ‘going forward, [will] the number of first party will be smaller?’, and I said ‘yes, number of projects will be smaller.’ I never said ‘we won’t make any games on PS Vita’.
We’re continuing to make games on PS Vita… we just launched a game called Freedom Wars in Japan, it’s a big title dedicated to PS Vita, and it’s received very well in Japan – we’ll bring that to Europe and US as well. And we’re making that JRPG, a very, very beautiful JRPG called Oreshika as well. And games made in Europe – Murasaki Baby is a dedicated PS Vita title that got many awards at E3.
Over on Twitter, Shuhei listed a few more first-party games coming to PS Vita by saying, “Freedom Wars, Entwined, Murasaki Baby, Oreshika, Helldivers, Hohokum, Counter Spy, Fat Princess, and BigFest are all first-party titles.”
If you’re wondering what that Fat Princess PS Vita game is, it’s a free-to-play title launching later this summer called Fat Princess: Piece of Cake. Already available on the Canadian App Store, Piece of Cake “takes the comic medieval battle royale to the next level with a brand-new strategic match-3 free to play puzzle game.” As a bonus, when you reach level 15, you’ll unlock a code to download the original Fat Princess on PS3 for free.
Are you planning on playing any of those first-party PS Vita titles Shuhei mentioned?