Latest Vita Firmware: 2.60
On December 17, 2011, a handheld was launched that took the hearts of many by storm. Despite it's ups and downs, the PlayStation Vita remains a handheld with a solid library, and this thread's purpose is to discuss the software released on a monthly basis.
6 - Dragon's Crown
Mystic Chronicles (PSP, Vita Compatibility added)
Little Acorns (PS Mobile)
20 - Divekick (Cross-buy with PS3)
The Walking Dead: Season 1 + 400 Days / TWD Hardware Bundle
27 - Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (PSP)
Free on PS+:
Darkstalkers: The Chaos Tower (PSP)
6 - Little Acorns (PS Mobile)
7 - BreakQuest: Extra Evolution
Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD
21 - Divekick
28 - Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (PSP)
30 - Rayman Legends
Free on PS+:
Lego Lord of the Rings
When Vikings Attack!
August Releases with no Dates:
It's finally here! Drawing great inspiration from 2D Beat 'em ups of the past, Dragon's Crown is a modern take on an old genre featuring six playable characters, each with their own strengths and playstyles, 4 player co-op and tons of loot to collect! All backed by Vanillaware's infamous artsyle, who some consider to be works of fine art. Just don't tell Kotaku that you're having too much fun playing the game.
It's also finally here! Divekick takes on the traditional fighting game genre with this radical shift, changing the way you play fighting games entirely. Two buttons, Dive and Kick! Every character has one thousand health, while each attack does One Million Damage! Outplay your opponent by Dive-ing into the air, then crashing down with a Kick! Make way poseurs, the One True Game has arrived.
Sweet Fuse: At Your Side
The latest Visual Novel aimed for the ladies localized by Aksys Games, featuring legendary game creator Keiji Inafune and artwork by the artist from the Ace Attorney series. The men of Sweet Fuse are sure to light the fuse... in your heart.
1 - Mind=0
8 - Grisaia no Kajitsu -Le Fruit de Grisaia-
22 - Conception II Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga Masou Kishin III Pride of Justice
29 - Ragnarok Odyssey ACE
Move over Persona, there's a new apathetic male lead in town. This one is sure to break every sales record.
Conception II Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu
Remember that PSP RPG where you had to make babies and had them join your party that looked totally weird but was actually a lot of fun? It got a sequel! More Waifus, More Babies.
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace
Ragnarok Odyssey, but even more Odyssey-er! New creatures, new boss fights, new locations, new everything!
I don't think this game needs more recognition than it already does, but alas! Voted as the 10th Best game and 2nd best Soundtrack of 2012, Hotline Miami is as fun to play on the Vita as it was on the PC. Here's what EatChildren had to say about the game last year:
Want to find out more about Hotline Miami? Head on over to the Hotline Miami PS3/Vita OT, where they'll teach you how to kill some people.
Originally Posted by EatChildren
A psychedelic ultra violent trip, fashionably drenched from head to toe in blood and style, Hotline Miami is the quintessential example of the many components and qualities of video game design coming together in perfect unison. Its confident, self aware identity panders to no focus group, market, or specific taste. Every element, whether it be the retro electronic soundtrack, neon pixel graphics, visceral twitch gameplay, or schizophrenic narrative, brilliantly toes the line between self serving aggression, and co-operation with its companions. It's like the best cocktails; acidic, volatile liquors and spices entwined to manifest a flavour you can't quite describe yet won?t ever forget. You're never sure which part of Hotline Miami you like the most. As the sweat beads down your forehead you're not even sure if you're really 'enjoying' yourself. Is this experience fun? Is this entertainment? The answer is irrelevant. What matters is you cannot put the controller down, and all those blockbusters you've played this year, gluttonously padded with their mulit-million dollar budgets, lay twitching in a pool of crimson at your feet.
Play it while it's hot! Trying to round people up for blistering session of Hot Shots Golf? Need a hand with getting a certain pesky trophy in Sonic All-Stars Racing? Just plain ol' want to yell at people to buy a specific game? This is where you can make your voice heard! Just make sure to actually tell me about it!
How do I backup/transfer my games and saves to and from my PC/PS3?
Follow this guide.
Follow this other guide.
How do I switch accounts on my Vita?
Short Version -
First of all, note that:
1. A system can only be linked to one account at a time
2. A memory card can only be linked to one account at a time
To switch accounts, you must:
1. Restore the PS Vita System (Settings > Format > Restore)
2. Format the memory card (if you only have one) or swap in another memory card (if you have multiple)
Long Version here.
(Thanks to Kazerei and The Grim Heaper!)
What does system update X.0X do?
"Improve system stability", usually, unless noted otherwise.
What is PlayStation Plus? Why should I, as a Vita owner, care about it?
PS Plus is a subscription service that not only gives you access to extra perks to use for your PS Vita, but also grants you an Instant Game Collection of 6 games available to try out for free. These perks include:
-1 GB Cloud Storage for all your PS Vita Game saves (PS1/PSP saves are not allowed).
-Automatic Save uploads to the Cloud, Game Updates and Trophy syncs.
-The same features available for your PlayStation 3 console, only with even more games.