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Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, LittleBigPlanet… top upcoming games for PS Vita

The PS Vita, the latest handheld console from gaming giant Sony, has had a pretty turbulent time in its relatively short life so far.

Poor initial sales in Sony’s Japanese backyard, coupled with a slow sales start to the worldwide release a couple of months later, have been rather unfair on what is a fantastic portable gaming machine.

The latest blow to the Vita was its showing at E3 last month, which was criticised by gamers and critics alike for not giving us enough, in terms of both games and excitement.

Sony instead decided to focus on new games like Last Of Us and Beyond: Two Souls, not to mention the supposed PS Move saviour Wonderbook: Book of Spells.

There were of course some new games announced for the PS Vita, but none were actually playable on the trade show floor – the best way to get hardcore fans excited.

Nevertheless, the upcoming titles are exciting and certainly won’t do any damage to the Vita. So what games can we expect on the portable platform?

Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified

With Black Ops 2 due out this autumn, the annual CoD fever is starting to grow once again and it seems that Sony is keen to cash in this time around.

We’ve known of a CoD title for the Vita for some time now, but details are still very thin on the ground. We know we’ll be going back to the start of the Black Ops universe, and we’ll see the title before the end of the year, but that’s about it.

Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation

Announced at E3, Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation is due for release on 30 October and is sure to boost PS Vita sales in the run-up to Christmas.

The title features a female protagonist, a series first, battling her way through 18th Century New Orleans and making full use of the Vita’s front and rear control panels.

LittleBigPlanet on PS Vita

Also talked about at E3, LittleBigPlanet on PS Vita is set to be a typically charming and enjoyable addition to the popular series.

The game will use the Vita’s touchscreen controls to great effect, giving gamers more freedom and creativity than ever before.

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