Top 10 franchises that need to come to the Vita

The Vita has been rapidly growing its triple AAA franchises with the likes of Uncharted, Mortal Kombat, and Need For Speed to name a few.

Vita sales are hitting all time lows mostly because its lack of bigger franchises. Bioshock and Killzone are coming however other than that there hasn’t been much announced. We are almost a year into the Vitas life cycle, so bigger games are around the corner.

Here are the top 10 franchises I think need to come to the Vita and the possibility of those happening.

10. Fallout

Sony promised console quality on the go, but to be honest we haven’t seen much that was close in content besides this years Persona 4; a PS2 game. Nothing would fit the Vita better than the expansive, post apocalyptic world, free roaming of Fallout. The Vita would fit nice with the Fallout controls and the Vita could turn its self into a working PipBoy perfectly with its huge touch screen. Fallout is so immersive with its story, game play and sound; something the Vita needs. Now we haven’t seen Bethesda touch the mobile market much so its a long shot here. The Vita however needs a game with a lot of content for those of us that don’t like the “bite sized” attitude a lot of these developers have now towards Vita games. An 120hr+ campaign would sure keep us immersed for a long time, instead of short bursts of levels like we saw with Unit 13 or with Black Ops: Declassified. Fallout 4 is most likely on its way, one can only hope.

9. Tomb Raider

The new Tomb Raider reboot looks promising, touching on everything making it hopefully better. It hasn’t been announced for the Vita which is surprising since we saw Tomb Raider games launch alongside their console counterparts on the PSP. Tomb Raider would fit well on the Vita giving both male and even female gamers a great game to play. The Tomb Raider games on the PSP are a testament that Lara can go mobile and still be as fantastic as her console counterpart. Earlier we saw Uncharted: Golden Abyss which is similar to the Tomb Raider franchise, that game was top notch and an absolute blast to play. Seeing our favorite heroine on the beautiful Vita OLED screen would sure sell consoles and win fans.

8. SPLINTERCELL

If there is one thing we can agree on, its that the Vita is lacking a great stealth game. Splinter cell (even Hitman) would be a fantastic addition to the Vita’s lineup. A Vita version of the new Splinter cell : Blacklisted was not announced but there may be another opportunity to launch alongside the new Splinter Cell movie staring Tom Hardy(Bane). The 3DS version of Splinter Cell proved that Sam Fisher is a great addition to a mobile platform. If it can be done on the 3DS, it can be even better on the Vita. Nothing feels better than sneaking up on an enemy, even Splinter Cell Essentials still feels great on the Vita. If they could bring Sam to the Vita with full Co-op it would sure be a success. It would offer hardcore gamers something to play.

7. KINGDOM HEARTS

Kingdom Hearts is a gigantic franchise that is popular world wide both from kids to adults. The iconic story and Disney characters would do really well on the Vita. Japans sales of the Vita are slacking, Kingdom Hears could be the answer. Birth by Sleep did well on the PSP, but with the Vitas touch screen and more comfortable controls it would be a better experience. Birth by Sleep really boosted the PSP, selling 1.27 million copies worldwide as of November 2010, receiving positive comments by video game publications. Kingdom Hearts is just something that is a must on the Vita.

6. BORDERLANDS

Borderlands is huge, offering large amounts of content and a definitive co-op experience. Hardcore console gamers would be highly attracted to Borderlands 2 on the go. The cell shaded graphics would not be difficult either on the Vita if optimized right. Borderlands 2 on Vita isn’t out of the question in terms of possibility either, we might actually see it become a reality soon. According to Gearbox President Randy Pitchford he wants Borderlands 2 on the Vita but needs help, as gearbox cant do it all and would need another trusted developer to take it on. Pitchford also fantasized about cloud saving between PlayStation 3 and Vita versions of Borderlands 2, and says he’ll be meeting with Sony again soon. Playing Borderlands at home and then picking up where you left off would be something unique, and definitely give new meaning to going mobile.

5. Battlefield

With this years lack luster Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, gamers felt that it was rushed and just bland. Black Ops: Declassified was really not accepted widely, and sits on Metacritic with a 32%. The Vita still needs a better FPS, and what better franchise to do so than the Battlefield series. EA’s Frostbite 2 engine would be a delightful treat for the Vita, and if they could pull of full vehicle large scale online it would be a game changer. EA has already dove into the mobile market before with big franchise releases on iOS such as Battlefield: Bad Company 2. We already know that Battlefield 4 is on the way thanks to the beta offer for those who preordered Medal of Honor so could we see a Vita version? EA surely wont sit back and let COD dominate another market in addition to consoles, so its a possibility.

4. STARWARS

Star Wars games were highly popular on the PSP especially with the multiple Battlefront releases. Star Wars is a great franchise with a lot to offer for the Vita if executed right. Imagine Knights of the Old Republic, a new Bounty Hunter, Jedi Outcasts or even a new Xwing game on the Vita. Even a new Star Wars Battlefront game that is optimized for the Vita would be fantastic now that the Vita has two thumbsticks. The gameplay of Battlefront fits an “on the go experience” too. Now with the new Disney buy out of Lucasarts we will most likely see some new Star Wars games. The new movies coming out would also get older fans back in the franchise, while bringing in a newer younger audience so if Sony had a new Vita game or bundle, it would force push the sales up. We’ve yet to see a big Sci Fi game on the Vita; Star Wars should be it.

3. Monster Hunter

Sony didn’t make a move on one of the biggest selling PSP franchises with Monster Hunter 3 which is now only going to be coming to 3DS and Wii U. Sony owes Vita users a Monster Hunter game. Monster Hunter needs to be on the Vita if it wants a strong reason to keep its footing against the 3DS. Monster Hunter Freedom 2 on the PSP sold millions of copies and had high praise. Now, that the Vita has more power it wouldn’t be too hard to out do the successful Monster Hunter games that have been released.

2. God Of War

The king of PSP needs to come to the Vita unarguably. God of War is a hardcore system seller and a flagship franchise for Sony. There hasn’t been a Sony device to not have Kratos on it since the launch of the first game back on the PS2.  It would be pretty ignorant to start now and not to bring Kratos over to the Vita. The Vita still has a lot of raw power untapped so a full fledged PS3 quality Kratos adventure would suite well. Sony most likely has one in development; probably for next holiday season with a new Vita bundle? Who knows, but God Of War has to come to the Vita.

1. Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto offers the perfect blend of driving, shooting, story and all around fun, something that would shock life into the Vitas library. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Liberty City Stories were great on the PSP but were lacking huge in the graphics department and controls. One thumbstick just didn’t feel right and really took away from the experience but guess what? The Vita now has two! The Grand Theft Auto experience would be exceptionally huge, more so if Rockstar handles it. Need for Speed Most Wanted, Assassins Creed and Gravity Rush proved that huge open worlds can be done on the Vita, and done well but imagine if the veterans of Rockstar had a shot at it. Grand Theft Auto fits well on mobile devices, giving users the chance to do missions if they want or if they don’t have time, to simply just roam around. Its a perfect fit of content and bite sized gaming. Rockstar already said that no consoles are ruled out, but they just need to be told to do so and they’ll do it. It’s up to Sony, hopefully they take action and bring a popular series to the Vita. A survey was floating around awhile ago if users would buy GTA V and like the idea of Cross Buy and getting it for free with PS Plus. So could Sony already be ahead of the game and have something up their sleeve? Let’s hope so.

That’s only some of the many, many franchises that would be great on the Vita. Lets hope we can see some of these become a reality. What are some major game franchises you would like to see come to the Vita in the coming years? Let me know in the comments!

  1. bdubsrocks’s avatar

    minecraft

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    1. Jd8531’s avatar

      I wouldnt mind that either :)

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    2. jok3r0314’s avatar

      Pretty sure mine craft would in twice a few to buy a vita not to mention the game would sell like crazy

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  2. duran’s avatar

    devil may cry.

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    1. owanef’s avatar

      Thats Riiightt!!!!

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  3. Testrul’s avatar

    Gran Turimo PS Vita

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  4. bsanehi’s avatar

    #11 Ratchet & Clank with full single player/multiplayer.

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    1. Rowjack1993’s avatar

      Q-force or Full Frontal assoult depeping on location

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  5. yobib34’s avatar

    Monster Hunter…!!!! pls…
    Monster Hunter…!!!! pls…
    Monster Hunter…!!!! pls…

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    1. Gandalf’s avatar

      Monster Hunter …!! pls …
      Monster Hunter …!! pls …
      Monster Hunter …!! pls …

      you and I will be heard … xD

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      1. Mr. Jack’s avatar

        Monster Hunter …!!! Pls …
        Monster Hunter …!!! Pls …
        Monster Hunter …!!! Pls …

        Indeed we shall all be heard!!!
        And add Final Fantasy Type-0 (English) to that list

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        1. speedbump’s avatar

          Monster Hunter …!!! Pls …
          Monster Hunter …!!! Pls …
          Monster Hunter …!!! Pls …

          hear us!!!!

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      2. owanef’s avatar

        Thats Riiightt!!!! I will be heard as well :}
        Monster Hunter …!! pls …
        Monster Hunter …!! pls …
        Monster Hunter …!! pls …

        you and I will be heard … xD XD (x2)

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        1. kumar’s avatar

          I heard u

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    2. Hellgun’s avatar

      or even god eater HD. with online infrastructure

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  6. RzmmDX’s avatar

    I need more RPGs.

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  7. Charls’s avatar

    GTA V its coming to vita with crossbuy that was a rumor from Rockstar idk probably that comes true, and i hear about a FFXIV the online one hope that happens, and i agree with you about Monter Hunter its a console seller in japan

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  8. coog_cool’s avatar

    I LIKE GOD of War

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    1. owanef’s avatar

      I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS IS BUT, NOOO this would Kill a already dead Vita

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      1. Jd8531’s avatar

        Counter Strike

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      2. stOneskull’s avatar

        it’s not dead, it’s still just a baby.

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    2. Hellinferno’s avatar

      Fuck that tons of games are better than that shit game.

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  9. Lupe’s avatar

    rpgs for sure. i would love a elder scrolls or fable to go that would take more than a day to beat(idk about you but most of these ps vita games can be beaten within a day or 2). i dont want something like these cheezy ipod/andriod mini games, if i wanted them i would’nt have sold my ipod. also a new portal game would be nice or even a l4d. something thats gonna keep me engaged for awhile. also a game that shows true multilayer capabilities on the vita would be awesome.

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  10. Reply’s avatar

    Every franchise would be great on Vita. Everyone knows that, but not because of that it’s going to happen.

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  11. Crimson’s avatar

    God Eater 2 FTW!!!

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    1. owanef’s avatar

      This game copied the crap out of monster hunter, it needs to burn :{
      Monster Hunter …!! pls …
      Monster Hunter …!! pls …
      Monster Hunter …!! pls …

      you and I will be heard … xD
      MONSTER HUNTER FoR ThE WiN

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      1. gunblade’s avatar

        i wana harvest with cats on the vita two….

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  12. Xian183’s avatar

    Yeah, what ever happened to “oh ps3 games will be sooo easy to port” ??? I mean a port of black ops 2 or god of war or fallout would be awesome! if its so easy then why dont they get off theyre asses and do it? Id play the same games agian on my vita, and im sure all those out there without a ps3 would love them as well, I swear its like $ONY doesnt give 2 fucks about the vita…

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    1. gunblade’s avatar

      think cuz sony cuts the vita game to like download size. ps3 game r like 50 gb or so on blueray n the card can at least hold 32 gb i guess since there like sd card think for sum reason they just making realy small short games idk even the download of gravity rush was like only 1.5 gb and and ps3 download r like 10 or so gb.. realy if they trying to save space they can eider make its graphics realy junk n have long game time or real good graphics n game dont last to long…little devients i could at least play now n then as it has sum mini games that are prrety good…(one thing i dont like about the vita is that in the psp when i had to change umd game i could jus put open the game hatch.. but for the vita u have to power down then switch the game but i guess not that bad if i have lots of download n not so much card cartridges ) so hardware wise i guess they can since the game are pretty good cross play but even mortal kombat was pretty good close to the ps3… but the vita still has like sum wierd ness wea it ten to freez an lag a bit so sony should work on that n have more ps3 quility games.. and weird game like little devients..

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  13. Xian183’s avatar

    Yeah, what ever happened to “oh ps3 games will be sooo easy to port” ??? I mean a port of black ops 2 or god of war or fallout would be awesome! if its so easy then why dont they get off theyre asses and do it? Id play the same games agian on my vita, and im sure all those out there without a ps3 would love them as well, I swear its like $ONY doesnt give 2 f**ks about the vita…

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    1. gunblade’s avatar

      i wish i work for sony i could get free stuff n test n make games would be fun but having to go home n figures out how to play a psp psx or ps2 game that not on the pstation network on the vita would not be work more play i mean i would help sony make more money buy having more game option to the vita n people play more game with cross play type action where ur playing the same game with your friends just there on the psp n ur on the vita…

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  14. wartaf’s avatar

    add more!

    Grand theft auto 4 and 5 !!
    Final Fantasy 10 to latest!
    Devil May Cry
    Splinter Cell!
    MGS 4 to latest!
    Resident Evil!

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    1. owanef’s avatar

      Why the hell Did u forget NARUTO and most of all MonStEr HuNtEr

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  15. zutton’s avatar

    Mass Effect
    and +100 Monster hunter!!

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  16. kuagelo’s avatar

    Final Fantasy.

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  17. darksmile’s avatar

    Actually Kratos is playable char in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale so it GoW is on VITA :D

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    1. owanef’s avatar

      HE is suh a spam character, DoNT use him or u will be looked down on

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  18. Coco’s avatar

    where’s final fantasy?

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    1. Paul’s avatar

      Final Fantasy would also be good. The 7 variety thank you please.

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  19. Paul’s avatar

    Dress up Barbie would be amazing. It and GTA for sure!

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  20. razor’s avatar

    Witcher
    Devil May Cry
    Quake
    Burnout
    Angry Birdssss :D

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  21. madgurk’s avatar

    while i agree with the article to a small extent, I believe that re-hashing certain franchises will most likely result in games similar to the recent COD, or an ok uncharted game. Sony needs to turn up the features and get some original development.

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    1. Jd8531’s avatar

      Yea new IPs never hurt, but usually they dont want to take the risk on them. But I cant write an article on new IPs that are not announced :P

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  22. super mario bros!!!’s avatar

    need some release of space invaders, dont-¿¿

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  23. PlayerGG’s avatar

    StarCraft II???
    I would like to see Starcraft in it,
    just like PS1

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    1. YcO96Ps’s avatar

      yeah that’d be great with touch controls that could work!
      not gonna happen tho sadly :(

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  24. garrei’s avatar

    wouldnt hurt to have counter-strike global offensive ported across, or the final fantasy franchise, FF7 has to get on vita at some point :P

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  25. k4zuma.np3228’s avatar

    off topic.. i know some people want to see xxx on their vita’s. I know we cant watch videos online with the vita, but.. yesterday i was trying the new browser and went to xvideos… yeah yeah yeah, you all know that page.. well. i tried to play a video and a new windows opened up. the one to save the video. :/ i downloaded it and played it.. it works.. but, can we do that with all the websites?

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    1. Jd8531’s avatar

      As long as the video format that is saved is compatible on the Vita, you should.

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    2. neverthewiseone’s avatar

      can you tell me what site it is? i friend of mine wants to know.

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  26. hard_boy’s avatar

    Life has already thick titles: Uncharted, Everybodys Golf, Call of Duty, PlayStation All Star Battle Royale, LittleBigPlanet, The various series of Lego, Rayman, Escape Plan and Smart As! In less than a year already so many good titles. The reasons for the poor sales are others.

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    1. razor’s avatar

      it seems Google translated Vita to “Life”

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      1. Deagle275’s avatar

        And that looks off topic.

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  27. Shonnee’s avatar

    battlefield!

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  28. vicsidious’s avatar

    Sonic?

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    1. stOneskull’s avatar

      yeah boy!

      i’m looking forward to sonic all-stars racing tomorrow..

      but a proper sonic game would be aces.

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  29. MarSprite’s avatar

    The VITA is the first handheld I’ve seen since analog sticks became standard that has the capacity to replicate the console experience.
    So how about some solid new IP with the breadth of content one would expect to find in a console game, it seems like the perfect opportunity to me. As long as existing franchises aren’t there to take all your money, the new IPs have a really good chance of getting off the ground.

    That said… Dark Souls…. and Monster Hunter…. but not some stupid port, make new games for us so I can buy them. I’m not going to buy a game I’ve already beaten, that would be moronic, I don’t have cash to waste like that.

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  30. Dragonxtamer596’s avatar

    A little off topic but steam should be on the vita, steam has a tendency to try new things by thing to strive to be on the latest consoles.

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  31. faezbarca’s avatar

    God of war,Resident Evil,Naruto Shippuden…

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  32. froyo’s avatar

    Screw GTA, gimme Saints Row on Vita!

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    1. Deagle275’s avatar

      Heck yeah

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  33. ironysteeth’s avatar

    Franchises are great and all, but i’d settle for being able to play some facebook games. And how about being able to organize songs and vids on the vita? but if it aint sourpussing you’re looking for (i swear its the restrictions that are draggng sales of the vta) anything action rpg that shows a girls figure running on the screen with a great story and plenty of grind potential. So yeah, phantasy star but not.

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  34. luxx’s avatar

    Monster Hunter
    Demon Souls
    Star Ocean
    Breath of Fire
    Cladun

    and some sort of vita version of adhoc party app so we can play all the old adhoc multiplayer psp games without the need of a ps3

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  35. ???’s avatar

    SUPER ROBOT WARS!!!

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  36. yobib34’s avatar

    Monster Hunter …!! pls …
    Monster Hunter …!! pls …
    Monster Hunter …!! pls …

    lets shout for it…^_^

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  37. warfaren’s avatar

    A port of Mirror’s Edge would be quite nice!
    I’ve already played through all of the game on my Vita over Remote Play, and while it was a lot of fun, it’s a bit too laggy to be fully enjoyable.

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  38. razor’s avatar

    I want to see something really fresh for the VITA than franchises.

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  39. starfall05’s avatar

    goddamnit sony try to release monster hunter before vita games gets pirated so you will gain all monster hunter sales from all players!! and that would trouble your ps vita sales no more!

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  40. James Way’s avatar

    I would never let go of the vita if fallout came to it. I spent 120 hours playing FF7, 50 playing vagrant story and about 40 playing chrono trigger. You know what, maybe I don’t need it to come to the Vita. Gotta get back to kindle reading someday.

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  41. ionwave’s avatar

    I think they should port resident evil to the vita that would be amazing can you imagine RESIDENT EVIL ORIGIN on vita

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  42. dude’s avatar

    Monster Hunter!!!!

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  43. alpha decay’s avatar

    i saw this post with the fallout photo and immediately i was like “FUCK YEAH!” fallout would be amazing to take around and play anywhere. maybe even add a little AR tech and turn your surroundings into a wasteland to explore for extras or something would be absolutely awesome.

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  44. shaitan’s avatar

    Resident Evil, hopefully revelations because that was pretty awesome on the 3ds

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  45. Tree Fiddy’s avatar

    Sadly it’s just not going to happen…so keep dreaming people. Lol

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  46. youngoz’s avatar

    Castlevania, Guilty Gear, Bleach, Naruto, Final Fantasy 7 (HD/REMAKE), Need for Speed, Gran Turismo, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Manhunt, Devil May Cry, Rockband, Fight Night, Grand Theft Auto (San Andreas HD/remake), Tony Hawk, etc… they just need more titles.

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