Global development elite rush for PS Vita

Global development elite rush for PS Vita

By Rob Crossley

June 7th 2011 at 11:28AM

Rockstar, Epic and Just Add Water join scores of studios backing the system

Sony’s next-gen successor to the PSP is being backed by a new wave of game studios across the globe.

Internal Sony Worldwide Studio projects will be bolstered by offerings from the likes of Rockstar, Capcom, Epic Games, Activision, Sega and EA.

UK studio Just Add Water is redeveloping Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee and Oddworld: Strangers Wrath for the new handheld, adding cross-platform cloud save support between Vita and PS3.

Capcom, meanwhile, is porting a special edition of Street Fighter X Tekken to the new system.

Namco Bandai is building a new Ridge Racer game for Vita, while Sega is creating a handheld edition of Virtual Tennis for the console.

Other studios, such as Grasshopper, Level-5, CCP Games and PopCap have pledged support for the system.

Sony is also pushing its internal studios to launch new software with the device. Wipeout, LittleBigPlanet and Uncharted are just three of Sony’s lucrative game brands that will be tied to the new handheld.

PS Vita is due for launch this year, and is expected to sell at $249 / £229 / €249

A new list of studios backing the device can be found below.

Japan


    * ACQUIRE Corp.
    * Jorudan Co., Ltd.
    * ALPHA・UNIT CO.,LTD
    * KADOKAWA GAMES, LTD.
    * ALVION Inc.
    * Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.
    * AQ INTERACTIVE INC.
    * KAGA CREATE CO., LTD
    * AQUAPLUS Co., Ltd
    * Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    * ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
    * LEVEL-5 Inc.
    * ARIKA CO., LTD.
    * MAGES Inc. (5pb)
    * ARTDINK CORPORATION
    * Mainichi Communications Inc.
    * ASCII MEDIA WORKS Inc.
    * Marvelous Entertainment Inc.
    * ASGARD Co., Ltd.
    * media5 Corporation
    * Aspect Co., Ltd.
    * NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
    * BROCCOLI Co., Ltd.
    * Nihon Falcom Corporation
    * Capcom Co., Ltd.
    * Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
    * CHUN SOFT CO., Ltd
    * NOWPRODUCTION, CO., LTD
    * Codemasters Software Company Limited
    * OaKs co., Ltd.
    * Crafts & Meister Co., Ltd.
    * PAON CORPORATION
    * CyberConnect2 Co., Ltd.
    * POLYGON MAGIC, INC.
    * CYBERFRONT Corporation
    * PROTOTYPE CO., LTD.
    * D3 PUBLISHER Inc.
    * Q Entertainment Inc.
    * DIGITAL WORKS ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    * SAFARI GAMES., Ltd
    * Dimps Corporation
    * SEGA CORPORATION
    * dorasu corporation
    * SilverStarJapan Co., Ltd.
    * Edia Co., Ltd.
    * SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
    * ENTERBRAIN, INC.
    * Sonic Powered co., Ltd.
    * FromSoftware, Inc.
    * Spike Co., Ltd
    * Gameloft K.K.
    * SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
    * GANBARION Co., Ltd.
    * Starfish-SD Inc.
    * Genki Co., Ltd.
    * SUNCORPORATION
    * Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.
    * SystemPrisma Co., Ltd.
    * GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.
    * SystemSoft Alpha Corp.
    * GUST CO., LTD.
    * TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD.
    * HAMSTER Corporation
    * TGL
    * HUNEX CO., LTD.
    * TOMY Company, Ltd.
    * IDEA FACTORY CO., LTD.
    * TOSE CO., LTD.
    * Ignition Entertainment Ltd.
    * tri-Ace Inc.
    * IMAGICA DIGITALSCAPE Co., Ltd.
    * Ubisoft K.K.
    * Index Corporation (Atlus)
    * Views Co., Ltd.
    * IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INC.
    * YUKE'S Co., Ltd.

North America


    * Activision, Inc.
    * Paramount Digital Entertainment
    * Capybara Games
    * PopCap Games
    * "CCP"
    * Powerhead Games
    * Demiurge Studios
    * Rockster Games
    * Electronic Arts
    * THQ
    * Epic Games Inc.
    * Trendy Entertainment
    * Far Sight Studios
    * Ubisoft®

[List sourced via Joystiq]

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