We take a look at the upcoming PS Vita new releases in May 2017.
In The Caligula Effect, a digital prison filled with brainwashed high-school students, evil musicians, and an all-powerful virtual idol awaits. Players will follow the exploits of the Go-Home Club, a tight-knit group of Kishimai High School students who’ve discovered that their lives are nothing more than a virtual charade.
They’ve come to realize that the world their living in is actually Mobius, a virtual reality construct created and ruled by an omnipotent virtual idol known as μ (pronounced myoo). This ragtag group of students must encounter crazed students known as Digiheads, battle malevolent musicians, confront the almighty μ, and face their deepest inner-traumas before tasting the sweet nectar of freedom.
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Set in a hyper-stylised recreation of Akihabara, Akiba’s Beat plunges you into the heart of the mecca of Otaku culture, but all is not as it seems. Stuck in a never-ending time loop, it is up to you take on the freakish manifestations of Akihabara in an action RPG like no other!
Battle to the Beat, timing your actions to the background music to deal the most damage. Meet Electric Town’s colourful characters and form your best team to take on their collective imaginations.
Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is a remastered telling of the beloved Hakuoki series that focuses on the story set in Kyoto. The young Chizuru, determined to find her father, will romance the famous samurai of Shinsengumi through a series of engaging stories and dramatic events.
Hakuoki was first developed and released in 2008. New players, as well as players that have grown with the franchise, can discover the beauty and richness of its story with new, innovative features.
Never-before-seen episodes and character routes have been added to the original version of the game, introducing more romanceable targets, new minor characters, and plenty of new paths to seek for yourself. Take a glimpse into the world of Hakuoki, as it was originally intended.
Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy continues the story of Operation Abyss where you have to defend near-future Tokyo from a new threat. When a mysterious object – dubbed ‘the Embryo’ – appears in the sky, the CPA and the Xth Squad are mobilized to face the new threat.
Venture into challenging new labyrinths and create the perfect team to challenge each threat. Featuring a mysterious new story, unprecedented character customization through the new ‘Sub-Blood’ system, and itembased character ability modifications, this dungeon crawler RPG will give you a world to lose yourself in.
Shu will challenge and delight players with an engrossing 2.5D world, filled with collectables, obstacles and threats. Adventure across the land with the help of hand-drawn characters and their unique powers, forever pursued by a monstrous and unrelenting storm.
Shu harkens back to old school platforming classics, but also adds its own unique flavour to the formula, boasting a large cast of characters and variety of fast-paced gameplay, optional time-trials and online leaderboards.
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Summon Night 6: Lost Borders weaves an emotional tale of friendship and discovery that begins in the sparsely populated “cocoon world” of Fillujah, where the three main characters (Raj, Amu and Ist) live in virtual isolation. Each has a single companion, a flying sidekick with an amazing special power, and they are all surprised when dozens of strangers begin to suddenly appear—literally falling out of the clear, blue sky.
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders can be played and enjoyed without any knowledge of the previous games in the series, but fans will recognize that the mysterious strangers are actually returning characters from all of the mainline Summon Night games.
In Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, it’s not all adventures and questing for the mysterious amnesiac. When the bloodthirsty Uzurusha warlord Gundhurua decides to invade the mighty nation of Yamato, everyone, including Haku and his friends, will get thrust into the midst of war.
Although Haku would much prefer, you know, not fighting in a war, the great Yamato general Oshtor enlists his help in defending innocent civilians from certain doom. Even though he may not be the strongest fighter, he is a gifted strategist who can use his mind against his enemies’ brawn. Will his intelligence be able to carry him through this volatile time?
Drive Girls is developed by the legendary Tamsoft and features characters designed by popular illustrator UGUME. This fast-paced story-driven game transports you to a world where it’s normal for humans to transform into supercars – a world that is being invaded by mechanised Bug enemies! It’s up to the Drive Girls – five supercar transforming supergirls – to defend their home of Sun Island, cross the finish line and save the day.
Featuring an extensive single-player campaign, as well as local and online multiplayer for up to four players, play as any of the five Drive Girls in this action, driving, hack ‘n’ slash hybrid, and battle it out in human or supercar form to reign victory over the enemy. Deal devastating combo attacks and let loose using Over Drive moves to light up the screen with Bug-punishing pyrotechnics.
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Originally released in Japan in 2006, Ys Origin is a prequel to the Ys series and takes place 700 years before the events of Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished. With its captivating story, stirring soundtrack, and epic boss battles, it remains one of the best action-RPGs of all time.
Following a devastating demonic invasion, the twin Goddesses use their magic to bring the inhabitants of legendary Ys safely into the sky. While the demons work to construct Devil’s Tower and reach the humans’ new abode, the Goddesses disappear. As a mighty warrior or a cunning mage, you must seek the Goddesses in Devil’s Tower. With your swordsmanship and spells, can you banish evil from the land of your ancestors?
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Deemo: The Last Recital is a rhythm game that follows a heart-wrenching urban fantasy story, brought to life with gorgeous hand-drawn artwork and beautiful piano melodies. The PS Vita version features remade cutscenes and additional scenes, unrevealed storylines and a new “Duet” and “Duel” mode to compete or co-op with your friends.
Deemo is a mystical creature who lives a life of solitude deep within a mysterious castle. One day, a little girl plummets from the sky. She has no idea who she is, or where she comes from. As Deemo tries to help the little girl return to her world, they discover a strange tree attached to a piano which grows taller with each note it hears.
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