PS Vita New Releases October 2017

Handheld Players takes a look at the PS Vita new releases in October 2017. Which PS Vita games are you looking forward to in October? Let us know in the comments!

Factotum 90

North America: Out now (PSN), Europe: October 3rd (PSN)
Genre: Puzzle Game, Publisher: Poppy Works

Factotum 90 PS Vita

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Control two walker robots and puzzle your way through 30 levels to restore power, reactivate the life support and solve the mystery of the collision of your space ship in deep space. An unknown voice on the other end of the terminal is your only guide.

Twin Robots

North America: October 3rd (PSN), Europe: October 10th (PSN)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Ratalaika Games

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Twin Robots is a 2.5D platformer where you can switch control between two little robots. Both robots have been imprisoned and need to find the way out of each level. You’ll be running, jumping and solving puzzles together, but beware: the robots are battery-powered so they consume energy in everything they do. Watch out for their battery levels. You can also transfer energy from one robot to the other so that both can safely reach the exit.

Save the Ninja Clan

North America: October 6th (PSN), Europe: October 6th (PSN)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Sometimes You

Save the Ninja Clan PS Vita

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Save the Ninja Clan is a platformer for casual players as well as speed runners. There are two ways to play this game: play through the normal story mode or find secrets/”bugs” in the game to annoy the Game Manager watching.


North America: October 10th (PSN), Europe: October 11th (PSN),
Asia: October 11th (Limited Edition, PSN)
Genre: Puzzle Game, Publisher: eastasiasoft/Vivid Helix

Semispheres PS Vita


Semispheres is a beautiful, 2D puzzle game, with a gorgeous, synth-led soundtrack by Sid Barnhoorn, composer of Antichamber and The Stanley Parable, that places dual realities at the heart of its challenge. Featuring a bichromatic art style comprised of warm blues and oranges, it’s a game that seeks to reunite two parallel worlds.

In Semispheres, each analogue stick controls a different avatar in environments that might initially appear identical but reveal profound differences crucial to progression. Portals allow the avatars to enter each other’s reality, creating fiendishly complex inter-dimensional puzzles, with success reliant on methodical planning and skilful execution. It’s not all esoteric brain workouts, though. Tension is introduced through the sentries that guard these worlds, whose fields of vision you must evade in order to find safe passage and the eventual resynchronisation of the worlds.

A physical Limited Edition will be available exclusively at with a blue or orange cover.

Son of Scoregasm

North America: October 10th (PSN), Europe: October 10th (PSN)
Genre: Shooter, Publisher: Charlie’s Games

Son of Scoregasm PS Vita

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Son of Scoregasm is a twin stick shooter and the sequel to Scoregasm which was released in 2011. The game contains a series of interlinked levels that you progress through in a non-linear playstyle. Players can choose multiple paths through the game, ranging from fairly easy to pretty hardcore routes.

Squareboy vs Bullies

North America: October 10th (PSN), Europe: October 11th (PSN)
Genre: Beat ‘Em Up, Publisher: Ratalaika Games

Squareboy vs Bullies PS Vita

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Squareboy vs Bullies is an old school beat ’em up by Rohan Narang that follows the titular Squareboy and his quest for justice. For far too long the bullies have gone unpunished and with no one else to put them in their place, Squareboy finds himself standing up against them to do what is right, not just for himself, but for everyone the bullies victimized. Will you help Squareboy fight off the Bullies?

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle

North America: October 10th (PSN), Europe: October 13th (PSN)
Genre: Battle Game, Publisher: NIS America

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle PS Vita

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Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of one of nine Touhou characters and eliminate your opponent using bullet-hell patterns, melee attacks, or spell cards. Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you might just find yourself dancing while you play.


North America: October 11th (PSN), Europe: October TBA (PSN)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Goonswarm

Alteric PS Vita PS4

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Alteric is a hardcore 2D platformer with bright, minmalistic graphics. Jump through boiling lava, run from perilous traps and saw blades, glide and climb through catacombs, fall into the abyss, and overcome gravity.

Bad Apple Wars

North America: October 13th (RetailPSN), Europe: October 13th (PSN)
Genre: Visual Novel, Publisher: Aksys Games

Bad Apple Wars PS Vita

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Fate strikes when you least expect it, as our heroine soon finds herself on the grounds of an unknown, otherworldly academy. One of many souls left behind by death, she must choose between two warring factions within the walls of the academy. Will she follow the straight path set before her by the Disciplinary Committee, goaded on by promises of resurrection? Or will she stray into the mire of Bad Apples and find a different kind of salvation? The outcome of the war is in your hands!


North America: October 24th (RetailPSN), Europe: October 13th (RetailPSN)
Genre: Visual Novel, Publisher: PQube

Chaos;Child PS Vita

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Chaos;Child is part of the Science Adventure Series, the visual novel series that also spawned the critically acclaimed Steins;Gate. Taking place in Shibuya, Tokyo, several years after an earthquake has nearly destroyed the district, it follows Takuru Miyashiro, a high school student who lost his parents in the earthquake, and his group of friends.

Takuru Miyashiro is now living with a foster family and trying to make his way through school. When a series of bizarre deaths take place in Shibuya, Takuru notices that the dates of the incidents match up with a series of murders that happened shortly before the fateful earthquake that changed his life years earlier.

Takuru and his friends from the school newspaper begin to investigate the case and become involved in a dangerous mystery that will irrevocably change his life once again…

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows

North America: October 24th (RetailPSN), Europe: October 27th (RetailPSN)
Genre: Horror Adventure, Publisher: NIS America

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows PS Vita

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The follow-up to 2016’s cult horror hit Yomawari: Night Alone, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows introduces two brand-new girls, Yui and Haru, to the night and the spirits who haunt it. Separated by a mysterious attacker, each girl will explore haunting and bizarre locations, face the terrors of the night, and test their courage and wits to survive and reconnect with one another.

Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition

North America: October 24th (Retail), Europe: Out now (Retail)
Genre: Shooter, Publisher: Badland Games

Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition PS Vita

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Velocity 2X casts players as Lt. Kai Tana, the pilot of the prototype Quarp Jet. Nefarious tactics send Kai Tana and her teleporting Quarp Jet to a galaxy ruled by the evil Vokh, a tyrannical race of aliens who believe they have a divine right to rule the universe. They’ve created an armada by enslaving other races and seek to make humanity their next conquest. Kai Tana must free the enslaved races and use her Quarp Jet to stop the Vokh before they can discover its secrets and invade Earth.

The Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition includes a copy of Velocity 2X for PS Vita, the Critical Urgency expansion with 6 extra levels, the Dual Core expansion with 10 extra levels, Daily Sprint expansion, and an exclusive Making-Of Documentary.

Summon Night 6: Lost Borders

North America: October 31st (RetailPSN), Europe: TBA (PSN)
Genre: RPG, Publisher: Gaijinworks

Summon Night 6 PS Vita

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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.

The gameplay is classic Summon Night, but turbocharged and streamlined. The usual strategy grid is displayed when you move, but the characters are free to run anywhere within their movement range without being limited to the squares. The Summon magic is represented here, as expected, as are assists, but there’s a new huge Summon Burst type of attack that unleashes crazy devastation on enemies.

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