We take a look at the upcoming PS Vita new releases in North America and Europe in January 2017.
Spheroids is a 2D sidescroller that combines gameplay mechanics from classic platformers like Super Mario Bros with combat sections from Pang!, all set in a comical science-fiction world inspired by Futurama, Rick & Morty, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future and Spaceballs.
In Spheroids you take control of Lucas, a jumpy Canadian boy who sets out on an adventure with his crazy scientist companion Otto after it’s discovered that the government has been hiding alternative universes from the cubic world they live in. Unfortunately, these alternative universes contain spheres that wish to turn everything round, so it’s up to Lucas to save the world from these dangerous aliens: the Spheroids.
Xenoraid is an exciting shooter game with classic action and modern features. Intercept the alien threat in missions that play out differently every time. Pilot skillfully to line up devastating bursts of fire. Switch between four fighters during combat to bring in the best weapons for each situation. Upgrade, repair and enhance your squadron between missions. Bring down huge alien capital ships in hectic bossfights. Put your skills to the ultimate test in three endless survival missions with online leaderboards!
Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea tells the tale of Shallistera, the daughter of a tribal leader who embarks on a voyage to find a solution affecting her homeland, and Shallotte, a struggling alchemist who dreams of “hitting it big.” Both are joined by a diverse cast of characters who will help them throughout their journey. Players will encounter the quick-thinking Kortes, Shallistera’s childhood friend and bodyguard, Wilbell voll Erslied, a grand magician in training, Jurie Crotze, a lone-wolf treasure hunter, and Miruca Crotze, a childhood friend of Shallotte’s who works as a blacksmith.
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star takes place after the latest iteration of the franchise’s recurring battle royale, the Holy Grail War, where ‘Servants’ – ancient warriors of myth and legend – fight to reign supreme. The events of this title follow those of Fate/EXTRA, in which the world of SE.RA.PH is controlled by the all-powerful lunar super-computer known as the Moon Cell Automaton. In the digital realm of SE.RA.PH, the Holy Grail War is over, but the land’s new ruler faces challenges and threats from all sides. Those Servants who survived the war now find themselves drawing up tense and unlikely alliances, preparing for a conflict that may tear SE.RA.PH apart…or destroy it entirely.
Featuring a wide selection of beloved characters from the Dynasty Warriors universe, Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers will add two new characters to the series’ ever-growing roster: Lixia, a girl with magical powers that was sealed in an icy shrine for centuries, and Lei Bin, Zhao Yun’s childhood friend and avid lore master. Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers unfolds during the chaotic end days of the Han dynasty, when ancient China was overwhelmed by uprisings and internal strife within its imperial court.
The following games are also scheduled be released in January 2017:
Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival combines the elements that made Kick Off, Kick Off 2 and Goal! such a success, together with high-resolution graphics that keep the spirit of the franchise, updated game physics and artificial intelligence, and gameplay that is both easy to learn and unusually intense.
Siralim 2 is an old-school monster catching RPG with light roguelike elements. The player takes on the role of a mage who summons powerful creatures to fight in his stead. Players will journey through an endless, procedurally generated dungeon while completing randomly generated quests. The game includes over 500 different creatures to summon, each with their own unique abilities that drastically change the way the game is played.
All release dates are subject to change and will be updated when new information is available.
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