'escapeVektor', a 3DS/PS Vita game from developer Nnooo.
Independent Australian video game studio Nnooo has announced plans to release escapeVektor, which was previously released onto the Nintendo Wii and 3DS, will be released on the PlayStation Vita in the US, Canada, and Mexico on January 22.
"We released escapeVektor in Europe in December and it's been receiving great reviews" said Nic Watt, Creative Director at Nnooo. "We've been working hard to get it released as soon as possible in the US."
The game is a retro styled arcade game in which the player controls Vektor, an entity trapped inside the player's CPU. The player has to help Vektor escape the CPU which has been holding him captive. In making his escape, Vektor must get through obstacles and avoid enemies, each with different hunting patterns and intelligence. As the player completes the various levels in the game, escape becomes more difficult. New abilities unlock to help the player outwit and destroy the CPU's army. As the player continues through the game, old code and memories are unlocked which reveal more about Vektor's past.
In the PlayStation Vita version of ekcapeVektor, players will be able to check their scores for each level of the game against scores of their friends, other players in their area, and all players in the world using escapeVektor's 3-tier leaderboard system. In addition, when a player completes a level for the first time, or beats a previous high-score on a level, they will be awarded a Wildcard. Wildcards can be played before starting a level and will double a player's score if they successfully complete that level. However, the Wildcard will be lost if the player fails to complete the level.
"The game uses the unique features of each handheld device," said Watt. "On the PS Vita we use the gyroscope and the touchscreen to adjust the camera angle and move Vektor around in the overworld maps, and we're also making use of 'near' functionality to drop additional Wildcards that players can pick up and use."
The PS Vita release will become available on PlayStation Store for PS Vita from January 22 for $9.99, but PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive a discount.