Why, fancy meeting you here fellow Vita lover!
September's another good month for the liveliest handheld in town, with enough variety to blow just about anyone's socks off.
North America's getting a few more games than Europe, but I'm so happy to see life in the old girl that I'll take any and all of these treats whichever way I can. To the importmobile!
Super Time Force Ultra
Capy Games - 1st (North America, Europe)
Travel through time to save the world from evil robots, or something to that effect. This colourful assault on the senses features crisp 2D graphics, cats, and dinosaurs, all with a cracking chiptune score beneath.
Funktronic Labs / Curve Studios - 1st (North America)
An intriguing take on the sci-fi action puzzler that somehow manages to mix elements of turn-based and real-time gameplay. Cross-buy with the PlayStation 3 version.
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
Spike Chunsoft / NIS America - 1st (North America), 4th (Europe)
In a departure from Danganronpa's usual visual novel genre, this takes the series into third-person shooter territory.
Shoot Monokuma robots with your megaphone and make them dance a jig for you. Perhaps it'll all make sense somewhere down the line?
bitComposer Games / Funbox Media - 1st (North America) 25th (Europe)
Here's a turn-based strategy game straight out of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Use your crack squad of Space Marine Terminators to attack Tryanid scum hiding away in starship wreckage.
Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space
Sandlot / Xseed Games - 15th (North America)
This might very well be the only game that I'll accept a dub for, in the hopes that it'll be just as wonderfully broken as the rest of the game. The series has always been known as a little wonky, probably stemming from its budget PS2 range origin.
Kill giant ants, space monsters, and dino beasties in this neo-'50s third-person action romp. This is an upgraded version of the PSP game with a brand new jetpack-based class and four-player online co-op.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Dingo Inc. / Atlus - 29th (North America)
Lacking the mettle for the RPGs and fighters Fret not, Persona's found a new bag of style in Dancing All Night, the Persona rhythm game spin-off.
With a whole host of new track remixes from artists, from Grasshopper Manufacture's Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill 2) to Japanese electronica DJs such as Shinichi Osawa (Lumines), expect an auditory treat, and then some.
Samurai Warriors 4-II
Omega Force / Koei Tecmo Games - 29th (North America)
A revamped and revised version of hack and slasher Samurai Warriors 4. I'm not actually sure if anyone out there buys every version of the Musou series, but uh... if you do... more power to you, I guess.
Delve Interactive / Rising Star Games - TBA (Europe, North America)
This dark horse of the month takes a page out of Mutant Mudds' core gameplay mechanic of shifting between the foreground and background.
Expect an open-world puzzler with relaxing music and spritey 2D environments that really feel alive. No confirmed release date, but boy, does this ever look neat.Japanese highlight:
Nihon Falcom - 30th (Japan)
This is the latest game from RPG Japanese heavyweights Falcom (Ys series). The story appears to be set in a school and shopping district just outside of Tokyo, where you'll have to fight enemies using weapons called Soul Devices.
With Persona vibes and randomly generated dungeons, it sounds like Tokyo Xanadu is the action RPG that could be Falcom's big western breakthrough.
Chance for localisation: 50%. Want to boost its chances? Go pester XSEED (politely)!What'll you be buying this month? Let us know in the comments below!