The River gives an exclusive preview of what we can expect from the new Playstation Vita

By Laura Varley

What doesn’t the PSP Vita have?

By Laura Varley

The PlayStation Vita is the new portable gaming device Sony says it is set to revolutionise gaming on the go.  

The 5” OLED screen and top-end processor give players something they haven’t had before and make playing games on the Vita almost as good as playing on any console.

“I can’t wait to play the PSP Vita,” said avid gamer and Kingston University Engineering student, Suraj Patel. “I have been a fan of the PSP since if first launched; I can’t wait to see the new changes.”

The new handheld gaming device has not one, but two touch screens, one on the front and one on the back, which is an innovative addition to the gaming world.  

There will be a number of well-known games launched with the Vita including, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout,  Super Monkey Ball and Little Big Planet.

There are also some new exciting and exclusive games for the Vita such as Escape Plan, which features two blob-like characters who must escape the factory they are trapped in.

The two touch screens are used to control both the characters, and the environment.

Additionally, gamers have the option to play their PS3 games on the PSP Vita.

Sony’s English community team leader, Chris Owen, explained why the Vita is so exciting for gamers: “It brings so much to the masses that hasn’t been seen before in the portable market.

“From the addition of the second analogue stick to make FPS (first person shooter) more accessible on a handheld, to the implication of front and reverse touch screens.

“There are just so many possibilities to bring new and exciting dimensions to gaming.”

The PlayStation Vita will launch February 22 2012. The Wi-Fi only model will cost £229.99 and the 3G model will cost £279.99.

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