If you’re one of the lucky PS Vita owners who pre-ordered your hardware and is picking it up today, you’ve got five games from Ubisoft to consider buying along with your next-gen handheld. Ubisoft has shipped Asphalt: Injection, Dungeon Hunter Alliance, Lumines Electronic Symphony, Michael Jackson The Experience and Rayman Origins to retail to support the PlayStation Vita system launch in North America.
A quick overview of each game is below. We’ll have reviews of these titles as soon as possible; we’ve just now opened our PS Vita hardware.
Asphalt: Injection: The popular arcade, portable racing series is coming to PS®Vita with new and exclusive dual-stick, gyroscope and back panel controls. Master ten different types of events to race through a full-featured career mode with more than 100 races. Discover new social features and share your best performances with your friends as you race in exotic locations from Shanghai to Monte Carlo.
Dungeon Hunter Alliance: The first action RPG game for PS Vita, Dungeon Hunter Alliance immerses you in a unique online multiplayer experience. Face the world of Gothicus and its hordes of evil creatures solo or in teams of up to four heroes. Test your skills in the main quest or numerous side quests as you explore the gothic universe. Use the front and back touch panels to switch weapons, zoom in and out of the action, and perform spells.
Lumines Electronic Symphony: The king of music-puzzle games returns with its first, all-new installment in over five years. Lumines Electronic Symphony marks the return of Q Entertainment’s landmark puzzle series, bringing together addictive block-dropping puzzle action, an all-new 3D graphics engine and some of the most significant names in electronic music history.
Michael Jackson The Experience: Experience the excitement and the magic of Michael Jackson’s legendary hits in the palms of your hands with spectacular high-definition graphics and sound. Michael Jackson The Experience for PS®Vita invites players on a spectacular interactive journey through 15 scenes inspired by the King of Pop’s music videos and short films. Built for PS Vita and true to Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking and visionary work, Michael Jackson The Experience introduces a new way of playing rhythm games, an experience as close as it gets to dancing on a portable console.
Rayman Origins: One of the most popular franchises of all time arrives on PS Vita with an award-winning high-definition, 2D side-scrolling, platform adventure. Rayman Origins features a vast 2D platforming playground with over 60 levels, 100 characters and 6 unique worlds and new abilities to unlock secret levels and paths. Play as main characters Rayman, Globox or the Teensies on a solo campaign through the enchanting Glade of Dreams, or turn up the competition in Ghost Mode where players challenge each other for the best time to complete a level. Rayman Origins also features multi-touch capabilities to collect lums, smack enemies, or even zoom, allowing you to experience the rich HD graphics in greater detail.