The PS Vita is finally here! We here at G4 know that, after waiting for so long to get your hands on it, you don't have a whole lot of patience left. It's cool; we totally understand. In fact, we've got a little present for you. We've compiled all of our Vita coverage into one post for your convenience, just because we care.
Let's kick it off with few things for those of you who still haven't picked this gizmo up yet, and are still trying to make up your mind.
- Playstation Vita Guide - Everything you could possible want to know about the Vita. Dana Leahy breaks down the basics of the system, plus gets you up to speed on pricing and which games will be available on which dates.
- X-Play Breaks Down The PS Vita - Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb and Blair Herter take an in-depth look at the Vita and all of its bells and whistles, and give their thoughts on all it has to offer.
- Sessler's Soapbox: Here Comes The Vita - Adam Sessler takes a solo look at the Vita and gives his thoughts on the direction of the technology.
- PS Vita Hands-On Preview - Last one. This time it's G4's Rob Manuel and Dana Leahy who are taking a look at this hand-held wonder.
Okay, so you've decided to grab a Vita. Good for you! Now you need to choose a game or two. Bring on the reviews! Oh, and just in case you're not in a reading mood, we've included links to video reviews for Uncharted and Wipeout. Don't say we never do anything for you.
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Rob Manuel shares his thoughts on the newest chapter of the Nathan Drake saga. The short version: awesome graphics, lots of exploration and great characters, but no great setpieces, a bland story and too many gimmicks. (Uncharted For Vita Video review)
- Wipeout 2048 - Just in case you need to know anything besides "fast race-cars of the future," Dana Leahy breaks down the latest installment in the Wipeout series, and we break down her review right here: Awesome soundtrack, wide variety of tracks, easy for new players and great multiplayer, but long load times, poor touch controls and occasional framerate drops. (Wipeout 2048 video review)
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus - Yes, it's just an HD remake of Ninja Gaiden Sigma, but is it a GOOD HD remake of Ninja Gaiden Sigma? Adam Rosenberg thinks so, even if the touch controls aren't that great.
You've got your Vita, and you've got a game or two, but maybe you want more? Don't worry, we've got more. Here's some more of our Vita game coverage:
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Vita Features Trailer - Here's another launch title that may warrant a look. It was pretty awesome on the PS3, so that bodes well, don't you think? This video gives you a look at some of the Vita-exlusive features. Also check out the Vita Gameplay Trailer.
- Army Corps Of Hell Multiplayer Trailer - Yet another game available today. You and your friends team up to conquer Hell, or just torment each other until you're not friends anymore. Either way, it should be a good time. Also check out the Characters And Customization Trailer.
- Touch My Katamari "Prologue Story Video - Another launch title. I know what you're thinking. Is it weird? Of course it is, it's Katamari. Also check out the "Goro The Slacker" Trailer and the "Billiards" Trailer.
- Street Fighter X Tekken Game Page - We have a TON of stuff on Street Figther X Tekken. Rather than post all of it here, we instead elected to just send you to the game page. There you'll find plenty of videos and news about this much-anticipated title due out in March.
- Mortal Kombat PS Vita Trailer - If you're waiting for something a bit more...violent, good news! Mortal Kombat is also coming to the PS Vita, and we've got the trailer to prove it!
And finally, just to make sure you're both in the know and the loop, here's some of our top news stories regarding said Vita:
Motorstorm RC Release Date Announced - Here's a fresh one for you, not even a day old. Motorstorm RC will be on the Vita on March 6.
- PS Vita Firmware Update v.1.61 Is Here - The update includes the Map app and video recording in the Photo app, and allows users to post PS Store ratings to Facebook.
- PS Vita Will Not Be Updated To Run PS2/PS3 Games - For anyone hoping to play their PS3 games on their Vita, this article will burst that bubble, at least for now.
- Minecraft Not Pegged For A PS Vita Release - And also, for anyone hoping to play Minecraft on their Vita, that bubble shall be burst as well.
- Resistance: Burning Skies Comes To PS Vita On May 29 - But don't worry, we're not just bursting bubbles! We also deal in good news, and Resistance: Burning Skies coming to Vita definitely falls into that category.
So there you go. You're no completely up to speed on all things Vita. But don't worry, we're not done. Make sure to stick with us for the latest news, trailers, reviews and more.
Thank you, and happy V-Day.