Ripping off yet another thing from Nintendo (I'm kidding! :P), Sony has announced that, in the vein of Nintendo's hit (albeit almost always anti climactic) Nintendo Direct web based conferences, they will be hosting one on March 9, 2012. This conference will be held to announce as yet unannounced Vita games.
According to Sony's announcement, the broadcast will include information about unannounced Vita titles, upcoming releases, and Vita services, as well as new information about in-release titles. The broadcast will feature presentations from game creators.
I will be updating the OP with any more information that we get, but in any case, this should be interesting. The Vita is floundering, and it has no momentum as of right now. Some major announcements would certainly change that.
Tune in to the official event site on March 9, 2012, 8PM Japan Time to watch the conference.
Here are the timings for other time zones:
6AM ET, 3/9/12
5AM CT, 3/9/12
3AM PT, 3/9/12
11AM GMT, 3/9/12
7PM Australia (Perth), 3/9/12
4.30 PM IST, 3/9/12
EDIT 2: Here's the link to an English liveblog.
- Phantasy Star Online 2 coming 2013.
DETAILS OF WHAT WAS ANNOUNCED
THERE WAS NO CONFERENCE, JUST A COLLECTION OF VIDEOS DETAILING UPCOMING GAMES. What upcoming games, you asked?
- Phantasty Star Online 2
- Super Robot Wars
- Persona 4
- JRPG is Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki (thanks Frostbyte)
- Gundam Mosou
- MGS HD edition
- Inafune project discovery
- New announcement about UMD transfer (don't understand Japanese)
courtsey of NeoGAF
So it was basically the biggest troll move ever. No new games announced. Well, no system sellers anyway. Except for Phantasy Star Online 2. And that's due in 2013. A year from now.
The Vita has a long, long year ahead of it in Japan.