The PS Vita has been getting a ton of third-party support lately, which is impressive considering the handheld released over five years ago. Surprisingly, the Vita is still getting a handful of exclusives titles. Here are five upcoming games that are 100% exclusive to the PlayStation Vita, and eight more that are handheld exclusives.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus)

From the game’s Wiki: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is an upcoming 2D sci-fi mecha video game developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus, which is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The game follows the themes of surging despair and the demise of everyday life following a destructive catastrophe.

I’m personally super excited for this game, I Iove Vanillaware’s previous two titles, Muramasa and Odin Sphere — which are also available on PS Vita!

God Wars: Future Past (NIS America)

From the game’s Wiki: God Wars: Future Past is an upcoming video game scheduled for release for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 video game consoles. The game is scheduled for a worldwide release in June 2017. The game plays as a tactical role-playing game, with the player navigating a team of characters across a grid in order to defeat an opposing party of characters in turn-based combat.The game’s customization options for characters include 30 different job classes, 200 weapons to equip, and over 600 skill moves to learn.

Utawawerumono: Mask of Truth & Mask of Deception (Atlus)

From the PlayStation Blog: The game is a grand tale that unfolds in a stunning visual novel format. Seriously, the magnificent art style and epic soundtrack (recorded and remastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and EastWest Studios) will make it feel like you’re watching a cinematic fantasy unfolding right before your eyes. Except this isn’t a movie, it’s a game that you’ll be in control of on PS4 and/or PS Vita! What better way to pass the time during school/work than getting lost in a new world? Okay, don’t actually play the game during school or work, but you have my full support if you wanted to break out the PS Vita during break/lunch.

We’re going to be launching the game in the Americas on PS4 and PS Vita in both physical and digital formats; the European PS4 version will have a physical release, but the PS Vita version in Europe will be digital only. Mask of Deception will launch in Spring 2017, and the game’s direct sequel, Mask of Truth, will hit later in the year.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory (Bandai Namco)

From the game’s Wiki: Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory is a role-playing video game developed by Media.Vision and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment as part of their Digimon series. It is the sequel to the 2015 title Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, and will be released in 2017 for Japan, and 2018 in the rest of the world, with the English Vita version being a digital-only release on the PlayStation Network. The game shares elements and locations from its predecessor while featuring a new story and an expanded amount of Digimon creatures the player can collect.

Gunship X (Hidden Elephant)

From the PlayStation Blog: Gunship X puts you in control of an AC-130 Gunship to defend humanity from invading hordes. Push back the intruders and give the humans a chance to be airlifted to safety with the awesome arsenal at your disposal.

There hasn’t been much information regarding this title recently. Hopefully, we hear something in the near future.

Muse: Together Is the New Alone (Pygmy Studio)

Muse: Together Is the New Alone is the first game directed by Baiyon, best known as the art director & musician behind PixelJunk Eden & PixelJunk 4 am. It’s being co-produced by Pygmy, the studio that ported La Mulana to Vita. The game is hugely inspired by the classic SNES title Earthbound. Sadly, there’s no gameplay or trailers that are public. Hopefully, we’ll see the game in action in the coming months.

Windjammers (DotEmu)

From the PlayStation Blog: Yes, that’s right folks. It’s finally here. One of the greatest “versus” games of all-time has returned to console! Are you ready to don your spandex and fluorescent armor, fling a blazing disc at your opponent in a perfect curve, and drive the stadium crowd mad? This is what Windjammers is all about, only this time you can test your skills against players worldwide and chuck your blazing discs all the way to the top of the leaderboard.

And the good news doesn’t stop there. This updated version is also available on PS4 and PS Vita, so you can toss discs and talk trash while commuting to work or school. Bam!

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle (NIS America)

From the NIS America Website: Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of one of nine Touhou characters and eliminate your opponent using bullet-hell patterns, melee attacks, or spell cards! Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you might just find yourself dancing while you play!

Period Cube (Aksys Games)

From the publisher website: You’re suddenly enveloped in a flash of light, and awaken to find yourself in a mysterious fantasy world. You discover you’ve been sent inside of the game, and learn that the only way out is to complete it. In a deadly world on the verge of collapse, you become the “Almighty,” the key to clearing Arcadia, and the secret weapon everyone is after.

The game is set to release this year but no date has been specified by the publisher Aksys Games.

Bad Apple Wars (Aksys Games)

Bad Apple Wars is a graphic novel game that incorporates some fun interactive elements we don’t see very often in the graphic-novel genre. I don’t know much about this game, but I think the art style looks great, and characters look entertaining. The game is set to release this year but no date has been specified by the publisher Aksys Games.

Collar X Malice (Aksys Games)

From the game’s Wiki page: Collar x Malice is a visual novel, and follows a police officer who is patrolling Shinjuku, Tokyo. She is attacked, and a collar with poison is placed around her neck; following this, she becomes involved with the “X-Day Incident”, which is being investigated by five former police officers.

The game is set to release this year but no date has been specified by the publisher Aksys Games.

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (Idea Factory International)

From the publisher website: A remastered telling of the beloved Hakuoki series that focuses on the story set in Kyoto. Kyoto was first developed and released in 2008. New players, as well as players that have grown with the franchise, can discover the beauty and richness of its story with new innovative features all presented on the PlayStation Vita system. Never before seen episodes and character routes have been added to the original version of the game, introducing more romanceable targets, new minor characters, and plenty of new paths to seek for yourself!

The game is set to release this year but no date has been specified by the publisher Idea Factory International.

Mary Skelter: Nightmares (Idea Factory International)

Description from the game’s Amazon page: Walking Nightmares: The dungeon?crawling RPG genre gets a twist when special enemies can chase you through the dungeons. Lay traps to make your escape, or try to face them down. The game is set to release this summer but no date has been specified by the publisher Idea Factory International.

Brett Medlock is one of our leads on video production here at Enthusiast Gaming. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll

Brett Medlock
Brett Medlock is Nintendo Enthusiast's Editor-in-chief. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll

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