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PlayStation Vita is the second portable console from Sony (a successor to PlayStation Portable), counted as the 8th generation gaming platform. It was released on February 22nd, 2012 in North America and Europe at the same time. Despite the technological advancement of games released for PS Vita (possibly thanks to 4-core ARM CPU) and many multimedia features, it didn’t manage to repeat the success of PSP.

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God of War Collection (PSV)
God of War Collection (PSV)

Action 06 May 2014

A pack containing the first two games from the bestselling God of War series, remastered for the users of next generation consoles. In both games, originally released for PlayStation 2 in 2005 and 2007 respectively, we learn the story of the Spartan warrior Kratos, currently a hatchet man working for the Olympians. The gameplay is implemented in the form of a brutal third-person slasher, as we deal with a throng of mythological monsters and even mighty gods like Ares, or Zeus himself. We also meet many famous characters and get some mythical artifacts that help us fight in various ways. The first two parts in the series that comprise the God of War Collection have been refreshed by Bluepoint Games studio, now supporting 720p resolution and 60 FPS. The support for Trophies, not present in PlayStation 2 editions, has also been added.

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Final Fantasy X HD (PSV)
Final Fantasy X HD (PSV)

RPG 26 December 2013

Remastered version of the tenth entry in the legendary jRPG series, Final Fantasy, which debuted in 2001 exclusively for PlayStation 2. While the original game has been developed by Square Enix studio, the remastered version has been developed by an inside team of Square Enix company. The story takes players to a fantasy world of Spira. The protagonist is Tidus, a sportsman whose home town gets attacked by a powerful creature known as Sin. He finds himself in an unknown environment, not knowing what had happened and how to go back home. Soon, he joins a party of young priestess named Yuna, whose task is to defeat Sin. As far as gameplay is considered, Final Fantasy X HD remains unchanged. Te game does however offer enhanced textures and models to fit higher resolutions. The quality of cutscenes has also been improved.

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Full Throttle Remastered (PSV)
Full Throttle Remastered (PSV)

Adventure 18 April 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is a remastered edition of the classic 1995 point-and-click adventure game that was developed by LucasArts. Just like the remaster of the Day of the Tentacle, the refreshed version of Full Throttle was created by Double Fine Productions, a studio made of developers of the original game. The game takes place in a grim future where classic vehicles were replaced with the machines powered by antigravity-based engines. We play as the leader of a motorcycle gang, who, along with his companions, is being accused of killing the owner of the last remaining company that produces classic motorbikes. Our job is to clear our name and find the actual person responsible for that murder. Audiovisuals of the original game were visibly refreshed and improved. New high-resolution backgrounds were created for the remastered version, and every animation frame was re-drawn by hand from scratch.

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Samurai Shodown V Special (PSV)
Samurai Shodown V Special (PSV)

Fighting 31 August 2017

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Final Fantasy X-2 HD (PSV)
Final Fantasy X-2 HD (PSV)

RPG 26 December 2013

A refreshed version of the classic jRPG Final Fantasy X-2 which was a direct sequel to the tenth installment of the popular series developed by Square (currently known as Square Enix). The story of the title takes place two years after the events shown in the predecessor, and the main protagonists are two girls well known from Final Fantasy X, Yuna and Riku. They are accompanied by a completely new character named Paine. The three girls find themselves in the middle of a growing conflict between factions and ideologies that appeared in Spira after Sin was destroyed. The gameplay mechanics are similar to the ones in Final Fantasy X HD. The only difference is the limitation in the number of party members – during the whole game player controls only the three aforementioned female protagonists. Similarly as the previous game, Final Fantasy X-2 HD features refreshed textured, high resolution models, improved cutscenes and support for achievements/trophies.

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Grim Fandango Remastered (PSV)
Grim Fandango Remastered (PSV)

Adventure 27 January 2015

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Day of the Tentacle: Remastered (PSV)
Day of the Tentacle: Remastered (PSV)

Adventure 22 March 2016

A remastered edition of a classic adventure game created by LucasArts in 1993. That game, along with its sequel, Maniac Mansion, became famous as the grandfather of modern adventure games. The Remastered Edition was prepared by Double Fine Productions, a studio founded by Tim Schafer – one of the co-creators of the original hit. In the game you play as a trio of heroes who are trying to save the world from a threat posed by the titular tentacle. After coming into contact with an unknown substance it acquired consciousness and high intelligence. The only salvation seems to be traveling back in time in order to prevent the tentacle from being born. However, after the time machine malfunctions, the situation gets more complicated, as the heroes get trapped in three different historical periods. The creators made sure that the new edition was faithful to the original ideas, offering as much absurd humor as the original and the unique 2D visuals that are reminiscent of classic cartoons by Warner Bros.

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Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir (PSV)
Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir (PSV)

RPG 14 January 2016

A remastered version of the Japanese 2D action RPG - Odin Sphere - which was released in 2007 on the PlayStation 2 console. The story of the game takes place in a fantasy reality loosely based on the Richard Wagner's famous epic opera Der Ring des Nibelungen and focuses on the stories of five, seemingly unrelated characters. The player gets to know each of them better as he progress in the game and their histories intertwine with each other, creating a single, epic tale. Similarly as the original game, Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir focuses mostly on combat, and the token jRPG elements such as exploration and dialogues are kept to a minimum. In contrast to the original 2007 game, the remastered edition offers improved graphics, slightly upgraded gameplay and new enemies and bosses. Fans of the original game can play using old rules in the special Classic mode.

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Tales of Hearts R (PSV)
Tales of Hearts R (PSV)

RPG 07 March 2013

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Final Fantasy III (PSV)
Final Fantasy III (PSV)

RPG 20 November 2012

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The Sly Trilogy (PSV)
The Sly Trilogy (PSV)

Action 16 April 2014

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Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (PSV)
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (PSV)

Adventure 24 March 2017

A compilation of remastered editions of two adventure games developed by Spike Chunsoft - a Japanese studio. The Nonary Games includes 2009's 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward - a game which came out three years later. Since the plots of the two games are strongly connected, it is recommended to play through them in chronological order. Both games offer a gameplay formula based on two branches - the story-based sequences typical for visual novel as a genre, and the adventure-like sections played from first-person view. During the sequences of the first kind, the player follows the developments in the story and makes different choices from time to time; the other segment of gameplay requires the player to solve puzzles. Compared to their original releases, the games contained within this compilation come with improved visuals. Additionally, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was enriched with professional voice acting (both in English and Japanese).

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Tales of Innocence R (PSV)
Tales of Innocence R (PSV)

RPG 26 January 2012

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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (PSV)
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (PSV)

Action 18 December 2012

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Hatoful Boyfriend (PSV)
Hatoful Boyfriend (PSV)

Adventure 21 July 2015

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Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered (PSV)
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered (PSV)

Logic 17 May 2016

A remastered edition of the 2014 game Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey for PC and mobile devices, developed by Bacon Bandit Games. Gameplay-wise the new version doesn't differ from the original. You play as two friendly grim reapers, who, instead of escorting souls into the afterlife, fight monsters and ghosts. The production features a specific turn-based combat system, in which you put together words, like in the popular Scrabble game. Apart from the campaign known from the original, Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey also features the Endless mode, in which you try to last as long as you can against hordes of enemies. Most of the differences between the original and remastered versions are technical. The game utilizes the popular Unity engine, allowing for e.g. higher resolution, better textures and, smoother animations.

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Jet Set Radio HD (PSV)
Jet Set Radio HD (PSV)

Arcade 20 November 2012

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