Top 10 Most Anticipated PS Vita Indie Games Of 2016

At the beginning of the year we have listed our Top 20 most anticipated PS Vita games of 2016. As there are so many other great games coming to the PS Vita this year, especially from independent game developers, we have decided to reveal our Top 10 most anticipated PS Vita indie games of 2016.

If you want to know which games are coming in 2016, check out our upcoming PS Vita 2016 games list.

10. Forgotten Memories

North America: 2016 TBA (PSN), Europe: 2016 TBA (PSN)
Genre: HorrorPublisher: Psychoz Interactive

Forgotten Memories Director's Cut PS Vita

Forgotten Memories is a third person psychological survival horror game inspired by games like Silent Hill, Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark and combines exploration, reflection, puzzles, action and survival where the gameplay is focused on fear mechanics.

Players explore dilapidated and darkened environments with only a flashlight. The entire gameplay experience focuses on proven catalysts such as: limited access to ammo, few save points, unpredictable enemies, and a hostile dark environment.

Forgotten Memories will be released for the PS Vita (as well as for the PS3 and PS4) as a Director’s Cut and will feature new game modes, new riddles and more.

09. Skullgirls 2nd Encore

North America: 2016 TBA (PSN), Europe: 2016 TBA (PSN)
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Skullgirls 2nd Encore PS Vita

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a beautiful, fast-paced 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the perfect fighting game for casual and competitive fighting game fans alike. Casual players will enjoy the fully voiced story mode, gorgeous animation and soundtrack by Michiru Yamane, while hardcore players will appreciate its balance, cross-platform multiplayer.

08. YIIK

North America: February/March 2016 (PSN), Europe: February/March 2016 (PSN)
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YIIK PS Vita

YIIK is a colorful 3D JRPG set in the 1990s, about eight strangers, a mysterious woman who vanishes in an elevator, and weaponized Panda plashes.

In YIIK, journey across an expansive flat-shaded wonderland, rife with with intricate puzzles, fast paced turn based 8 party-member battles, cat tossing, panda dropping, ladder throwing action.

07. Rainbow Skies

North America: 2nd Half of 2016 (PSN), Europe: 2nd Half of 2016 (PSN)
Genre: Publisher: Eastasiasoft

Rainbow Skies PS Vita

From the makers of Rainbow Moon comes Rainbow Skies, a new fantasy role-playing game. Immerse yourself in a colorful and vibrant world, filled to the brim with friends and foes, murky dungeons, turn-based battles, towns, shops, and everything else your role-playing heart desires.

Tamable monsters, upgradable characters, and a variety of weapons and equipment offer you a wide range of customization and character development possibilities. Tons of optional and endgame content, side and treasure hunt quests, a new main story, and other exciting content will keep you hooked for countless hours.

06. Salt and Sanctuary

North America: 2016 TBA (PSN), Europe: 2016 TBA (PSN)
Genre: Publisher: Ska Studios

Salt and Sanctuary PS Vita

Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D hardcore action RPG from the makers of The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile. Blending the brutal signature combat of The Dishwasher series with influences like Dark Souls and classic Castlevania, Salt and Sanctuary presents an unforgiving world of rich lore, seamless exploration, deep character building, and satisfying difficulty.

Attacked at sea and shipwrecked on a mysterious island, you’ll face hordes of Drowned Men and their powerful lords, discover and master powerful weapons and magic, and build and expand the reach of your creed, all in hopes of unlocking the secret of the island, and with it, salvation.

05. Axiom Verge

North America: 2016 TBA (PSN), Europe: 2016 TBA (PSN)
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Axiom Verge PS Vita

Axiom Verge is a 2D action-adventure inspired by classic games like Rygar, Contra, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master and Metroid. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world where he has to learn its secrets and uncover his role within the labyrinthine world.

Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche.

04. Slain!

North America: 2016 TBA (PSN), Europe: 2016 TBA (PSN)
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Slain! PS Vita

Slain! is a gothic puzzle-combat platformer with gore galore, putting a strategic twist on the classic hack and slash games of the ‘80s and ‘90s.’ Players control Bathoryn, a hero in a Gothic world, seeking to liberate seven great towers from 7 deadly overlords.

Bathoryn must battle his way through a doomed land packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) each tower, defeating puzzles, traps and monsters alike. At the heart of each tower, he must confront a mighty overlord. Defeat it and Bathoryn’s quest continues. Fail, and you’ll die gruesomely.

03. Darkest Dungeon

North America: Spring 2016 (PSN), Europe: Spring 2016 (PSN)
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Darkest Dungeon PS Vita

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging roguelike RPG where you will lead a band of heroes in a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health and a relentless assault on their mental fortitude.

Darkest Dungeon will feature an innovative turn-based combat system with a nostalgic feel, hand-drawn 2d gothic art style, original score by Stuart Chatwood and a lovecraftian-inspired story of greed and redemption.

02. Assault Android Cactus

North America: Q1 2016 (PSN), Europe: Q1 2016 (PSN)
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Assault Android Cactus PS Vita

Assault Android Cactus is a manic twin stick arena shooter full of enemies, buckets of bullets and high scoring combo chains! Take on the role of Cactus, an enthusiastic police android, who responds to a stranded space freighter only to discover it under siege by its malfunctioning robot workers.

Cut off from the outside and in over her head, Cactus and the androids she recruits along the way battle through the crippled Genki Star to reach the brain of the ship and put things right before it’s too late.

01. Severed

North America: 2016 TBA (PSN), Europe: 2016 TBA (PSN)
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Severed PS Vita

In Severed you play as Sasha, a one-armed warrior, who wakes up in a surreal new world after a catastrophic event. Armed with a living sword, she sets off on an epic journey in search of her missing family.

Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters. As the journey goes on, you’ll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.


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