Sony to host PlayStation Vita tour in Japan

PlayStation Vita Play Caravan: National Demo Tour starts November 19; set for five cities.

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With the Japanese PlayStation Vita launch date slowly creeping up in the next month, Sony has decided to host a tour across Japan to show off the device and give the public a hands-on preview. The publisher has dubbed the event the PlayStation Vita Play Caravan: National Demo Tour, and it will start on November 19.

Gamers in Japan can get an early hands-on starting November 19.
Gamers in Japan can get an early hands-on starting November 19.

According to the tour's official website, it will be held in five cities in Japan: Sapporo (Nov.19-20), Nagoya (Nov.26-27), Osaka (Dec. 3-4), Tokyo (Dec. 10-18), and Fukuoka (Dec. 19-20). In Tokyo, Sony will have kiosks set up at Roppongi Hills, the outside area of the Parco department store in Shibuya, the Takeshimaya plaza in Shinjuku, Yokohama station,, and the Sony Building in Ginza.

Titles available for play-testing in the event are Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dynasty Warriors Next, New Little King Story, Army Corps of Hell, Virtua Tennis 4, Shinobido 2, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Daze, Hot Shots Golf 6, Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru, and Ridge Racer.

Gamers who wish to check out the Roppongi Hills kiosk will be pleased to know that there will be additional games in the area. They are Sumioni, Ragnarok Odyssey, Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend, F1 2011, Asphalt Injection, Mahjong Fight Club, Lord of Apocalypse, Super Monkey Ball, Sawari Ma Kuru, Starstrike Delta, Reality Fighter, LittleBigPlanet, WipEout 2048, Monster Raider, Dream Club Zero Portable, Disgaea 3 Return, Katamari Damacy Novita, Tales of Innocence R, Dark Quest Alliance, and Michael Jackson: The Experience HD.

The PlayStation Vita will be out in Japan on December 17, and it will be out in Hong Kong and Taiwan on December 23. The device will be available in North America and Europe on February 22, 2012. For more information, check out GameSpot's coverage of the device.

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