Sony confirmed today that the PlayStation Vita Slim, a lighter, smaller version of the Vita handheld will be coming to the US sometime "this spring."
We've had hands-on with the device since it's European launch last week, and we also have a photo comparison between the OLED original and the LED update right here.
We'll have more details as Sony makes them available.
Today, Sony revealed that the new PS Vita Model -- the so-called "Slim" design -- will be coming to North America this Spring. Additionally, a Borderlands 2 bundle will be available upon launch.
Little else is known about the new PS Vita Model when it comes to its North American launch, such as pricing or a specific release date. However, Sony did show-off the Borderlands 2 bundle's box. Presumably, PS Vita Slim will also be available on its own.
Vita's slim model was originally revealed last summer and launched in Japan soon thereafter, boosting Vita's profile in the east. Earlier this year, it was revealed for Europe, and has been available there as of February 7th.
PS Vita Slim is 15 percent lighter than the original PS Vita, as well as 20 percent slimmer. It also has a gigabyte of built-in memory. Unfortunately, it also replaces its OLED screen with an LCD screen. You can read our full review of PS Vita Slim here.
Here's what has been reported sounds like it could be an affordable bundle at that price.
Also 2K tweeted Borderlands 2 would launch in March but they ended up retracting it.
Update: Polygon has reported that the PS Vita Slim bundle withBorderlands 2 and the 8GB memory card will cost $199.99. It also appears as though Borderlands 2 on Vita will work with your PS3 save files and include 6 of the previously released DLC packs. We’ll post more details about the PS Vita Slim and Borderlands 2 on Vita as they become available.
Polygon Updated their story! Quoted below.
American Borderlands 2 bundle will contain a black Wi-Fi-enabled handheld, along with a downloadable copy of the game and an 8 GB memory card. The six included add-ons are Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho and Mechromancer character classes, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1 and the Collector's Edition Pack. You can see an image of the bundle below, as well as a trailer.
All-in-one Borderlands®2 Limited Edition PlayStation®Vita Bundle includes the new PS Vita Wi-Fi system, Borderlands®2 Full Game Digital Voucher, and 8GB Memory Card.
Six (6) Borderlands®2 DLC packs including, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho Character Class, Mechromancer Character Class, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1, and Collector’s Edition Pack.
Play with your friends with up to four (4) person cooperative multiplayer.
DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR PS VITA SYSTEM
Enjoy the full Borderlands®2 experience optimized for the PS Vita platform. Shoot your way through Pandora in four-player co-op and easily navigate the maps, inventory, and items using the touchscreen. Continue your adventures at home using the cross-save feature with the PS3™system.
All-New Characters and All-New Classes
Step into the role of six all-new characters and classes, each wildly different from one another with unique skills and abilities. Dual wield rocket launchers with Salvador the Gunzerker. Turn invisible and stab your foes in the back with Zer0 the Assassin. Fire off otherworldly powers as Maya the Siren. Drop machine gun turrets as Axton the Commando. Sick your pet robot on a group of enemies as Gaige the Mechromancer. Bash skulls and set them on fire as Krieg the Psycho.
Share your adventures with friends by dropping in and out of a campaign session on your PS Vita system without ever having to restart the game. On top of that you can even take your new gear from any game to any other!
World Connected Story
You will find yourself left for dead in the frozen tundra of Pandora as you begin your quest of revenge and redemption. Expose the evil surrounding the Hyperion Corporation and take on the perpetrator of a universe-wide grand deception -- the nefarious Hyperion CEO, Handsome Jack. (Oh, also: he's stolen credit for the opening of the first Vault.)
New Badass Gun System
An entirely new take on the groundbreaking procedural system means millions upon millions of possible weapons. The variety and style of guns in Borderlands®2 is staggering, and you’ll see tons of new and innovative ways to engage foes on Pandora. Fire, electricity, corrosive acid, and much more will all be at your disposal as you fight your way through the Hyperion Corporation’s forces!
In addition to the new gun system, you will lust after procedurally generated shields, grenades, Alien Artifacts, class mods and much, much more. And you thought the original Borderlands had a ton of loot!
Brand new environments on Pandora
Hunt through entirely brand new areas of Pandora that are more alive than ever! From the arctic tundra, through the dangerous grasslands, past the mysterious corrosive caverns to beyond, you’ll be surprised by the unpredictable world of Pandora at every turn!
Brand new enemies
A whole slew of new enemies are out there to kill you in Borderlands®2. Hulking, gorilla-like Bullymongs, vicious predatory Stalkers and the Hyperion mechanical army, run by Handsome Jack, are just some of the new enemies you will be facing off against on Pandora. New strategies will be needed for every fight, as enemies now interact and aid each other to ensure you don’t get far in the world of Pandora.
About damn time! Not sure what took them so damn long!
Lock if old.
Updated with IGN's version of the story (more details).
More info, courtesy of @TwistedShade .
Even MOAR info, again thanks to @TwistedShade :P