Sony Japan hosting PS Vita news broadcast tomorrow
posted on 02.17.13 at 07:14 PM EDT by (@salromano)
The latest news on Sony's high-definition handheld.

Just ahead of PlayStation Meeting 2013 in New York City on Wednesday, where Sony is expected to announce the next PlayStation, Sony Japan has announced plans to host a web broadcast for the latest news on PlayStation Vita tomorrow, February 18, at 17:00 Japan time (find your local time here).

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawano will be presenting. There’s a note that says some of the games they will introduce in the video have age restrictions. Mature games, I’m guessing.

You’ll be able to watch it live on Ustream below. Smartphone users can watch it here.

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  • Skerj

    Can’t wait to see what’s in store, maybe more Soul Sacrifice stuff which I have absolutely no problem with.

    • Dede Ogbe

      I seriously doubt it. If anything the chances are these will be unannounced games

      • Skerj

        I hope you’re right, it sure can use some since I think the only thing that seems up in the air at this moment is FFX HD. All the other known games should be out by the end of this year. Still looking for Patapon 4.

        • Dede Ogbe

          Still F*cking excited!! Any news for the vita is awesome to me

  • sherimae1324

    yeesssssssssssss!!!!

  • Raiyu

    well that was pretty Sly of them

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Nice. PS Vita tonight. PS4 on Wednesday. Everyone’s happy. Hopefully Square will finally show up with FFX HD.

    • http://www.guidingtech.com/ Alvaro Bernedo

      You HAD to mention FFX HD. Now I’m won’t be able to sleep thinking on when I’ll be able to visit Zanarkand again on my Vita.

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

      And a FFType-0 port so it has a chance of getting a release in the west already.

    • rockman29

      Sal….

      You jinxed it.

      (I’m not even sure if I’m joking which is the sad part…)

  • Prodigy-X

    Ahhh Snap!!!!! Let The Games Begin!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Renzouri Lee

    If it’s a price reduction, I’ll have mixed feelings about it as a PS Vita owner.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Why? Price reduction = more consumers buy = more incentive for third-parties to create games.

    • Skerj

      You bought the system at what you thought it was worth at the time and you’ve been (hopefully) playing it all along. I bought the 3g launch bundle and wouldn’t feel gypped in the slightest if they announce a new one and a price drop, in fact if it’s 4g I’ll get that one too.

  • Dede Ogbe

    This is what i’ve been waiting for F*CK YEAH!

  • DesmaX

    Yeah, this week is going to be Sony week!

    … Just hope they they’ll show some good games there (Would be cool if they announced a Monster Hunter game)

  • Dede Ogbe

    Shin Megami Tensi Vita anybody??!!

    • Raiyu

      More like Persona V

      • DesmaX

        Persona 5: PS3/Vita Cross-Play

        Dammit, hyped myself

        • http://www.facebook.com/guilherme.estimadasilva Guilherme Doval Estima da Silv

          If only…

    • Skerj

      That idea is too good to be true. I’m going to forget about this meeting until the hour before so as to not overhype myself for disappointment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aly.hesham.7 Aly Hesham

    wow that means the event on wednesday has got to be a ps4 event.Also excited for vita announcements as I am sure they can do wonders with this system. :D

  • Solomon_Kano

    YESSS! More Vita games!

  • http://www.guidingtech.com/ Alvaro Bernedo

    Only 7 hours to go! Well, I guess I won’t be sleeping tonight.

  • Niyari

    persona 3 non-gimped-portable-edition to coincide with the upcoming P3 movies!?

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

      If they made that they’d probably change the entire voice cast, just because they could.

      • Niyari

        for the English version? idk, keep in mind they just recently did work for P4A since there are characters from P3 in there. i think the only new voice was for Fuuka… which wasn’t necessarily bad thing. lol

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

    Final Fantasy Type-0 enhanced Vita port, and localization, that’s all I ask.

    • Auragar

      Neither are likely. The second is down right not happening.

  • Eclipse

    Sweet, Sony just might make this a very memorable February~!
    I won’t get my hopes up, but I really hope it’s something SMT related.

  • Duc PC-QB

    Oh shit here we go

    hypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehype

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I really hope they show a bunch of new games.

    • YangTerlupakan

      Or a Bunch of port games

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    So it’s today here and 5 hours to go. Drop the bomb, show games!!!

  • ShinAsura

    Only thing I would think they would announce is a price drop and putting Gakai on the VITA

  • ShinAsura

    If they’re smart they’ll announce a price drop, look at the numbers during the Black Friday event. Even Jack Tretton was happy with the sales

  • rockman29

    3 AM EST for East Coast NA.

  • chobitsza

    I still hope that they will make PSV can have many PSN ID in the same memory card at once…just like PS3 can.

  • PrinceHeir

    please price drop and new games!!!

  • DarthBrian

    Capcom finally putting a MonHun game on it I hope.

    I have low expectations obviously.

  • LustEnvy

    Gaikai on Vita for streaming most PS3 games. More games. Lower prices on memory cards. Price cut to $200. These are my assumptions.

    • Dede Ogbe

      ps2 support maybe? You can forget ps3 game streaming though. Its too early for that. Also Sony and third parties get more money from making ports or remake versions, so no i dont see that happening

  • shogunknight

    This is good, vita needs more stuff. New models, price cuts, new games, new ports. It shows that wednesdays reveal may not have anything to do with Vita.

  • Sevyne

    I predict a ton of games that will never see localization. I’ll still watch though, and deep down hope that I’m completely wrong.

    • shogunknight

      Still better than no games at all. I saw a rumored article about a vita with hdmi port, might also be part of this conference

      • Sevyne

        Indeed it is better than nothing. Importing isn’t something I like to do, but I will if i have to. The HDMI port is something that might make me swap Vitas, but I don’t know yet.

  • Prodigy-X

    Its Showtime folks.

    • Sevyne

      Woo! Let’s get this party started!

      • Prodigy-X

        I hope we see FF Type 0 for PS Vita.

        • Sevyne

          We can only hope. It could raise the chance of localization.

          • Belenger

            It will be probably something extremely odd like a Senko no ronde~ish game but advacing developed by Gulti.

            • shogunknight

              Just pray, pray and pray. Ill get my pop corn

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I’m ready for this.

    • shogunknight

      Sincerely, im afraid and excited. I have no idea what they would show. Ive almost finished my popcorn :(

      • Skerj

        I’m hyped, HYPED I TELLS YOU!!

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        I’m also a bit afraid and excited. Trying to set my expectations to a reasonable level. =P

    • Solomon_Kano

      Prepping myself for clips of stuff we’ve already heard about so that anything else comes as a massive surprise. Let’s go!

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        I’m really hoping for some surprises. Started!

        • Solomon_Kano

          Well, Dragon’s Crown was surprise enough for me. All in all, this was nice. I didn’t even realize we had so much coming. Couple that with a price drop, and Sony Japan just sold some Vitas. Now to see what effect this all has.

          • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

            I was honestly surprised by the price drop. I was also pleasantly surprised to see FFX. What little they showed of The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looked good as well.

            • Solomon_Kano

              Yea, I didn’t see the price drop coming at all. This just seemed like such random timing for something so significant. I pictured that happening during the holidays or maybe the usual summer slump gaming has, not mid-February.

              It really was nice to see X, I had honestly forgot about it. It’s a bit saddening that we couldn’t get a release window on that though. I mean, even Dragon’s Crown got confirmed for this year. How long does it take to pretty up one game?

              • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

                Yeah, let’s hope they announce a release date next time they talk about it.

  • Prodigy-X

    Get ready for some Mega Announcements

  • Prodigy-X

    Here we go folks

  • DarthBrian

    It started!

    I can’t understand a word he’s saying!

    :p

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Price drop?

    • DarthBrian

      Looks like it.

      At least in Japan anyway.

    • Leon Kiwi

      YEAP!
      i believe it’s 24000yen slashed to 19980yen

  • Prodigy-X

    Hell Yeah Price Cut

  • DarthBrian

    Mikuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! <3

  • Leon Kiwi

    i was severely trolled when he was talking about some monster slaying game (really hoping for MH title), turns out it’s PSO2 XD

    • DarthBrian

      I want PSO2. Another game we’re probably not getting. T_T

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        We are getting the PC version. Perhaps if enough gamers in the west start playing the PC version… It could lead to the vita version getting localized as well.

        • DarthBrian

          I’ll do my part. :p

          • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

            Nice! I’m eagerly awaiting for Sega to finish the localization. I played some of the JPN PC version and loved it.

  • Prodigy-X

    I’m worried we may not get big announcements.

    • Skerj

      A price drop down to 200 dollars isn’t big?

      • Prodigy-X

        Game Wise

        • Skerj

          Oh ok, well they gotta build hype for the stuff that’s near release first.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Obb/100001994017630 Bob Obb

        I don’t think they mentioned anything about a worldwide cut. But yeah pretty much all I expected was a price cut, some ports, and MAYBE one decent reveal.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I think they might just be showing trailers for those games they listed at the start. =/

      • DarthBrian

        If the whole thing was a giant trailer for Project Diva f, I would be satisfied. :p

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          Okay then, fair enough! (lol)

  • Prodigy-X

    If that Ice Silver PS Vita comes to America its mine.

    • DarthBrian

      Yeah. It sure is sexy. <3

  • Skerj

    Wow, Toukiden looks better in motion than I thought it would. Can’t get Monster Hunter? Get a bunch of similar games.

    • Leon Kiwi

      PSO2,God Eater,Toukiden,Soul Sacrifice for PSVita

    • DarthBrian

      Yeah. Basically Sony is like “well, Capcom fucked us by not putting MonHun on Vita so we have to replace it with a bunch of other hunter type games”. And they all look pretty damn awesome I must say. <3

      I really do want a MonHun game on Vita though. The dual-analog sticks would make that game a lot better to play.

      • Skerj

        I know man, I know. The death of the claw was a welcome change in Portable 3rd on Vita, still hoping for one actually built for the system but with the games that are listed I won’t go wanting.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Inafune-san has been at like every event lately. =P

    I think Soul Sacrifice looks really good.

    • DarthBrian

      Yeah, Soul Sacrifice looks badass.

      EDIT: Also that Soul Sacrifice red PSVita looks badass too. <3

    • Skerj

      Easily my most anticipated Vita game. I’m just afraid that it’s all combat even though I will enjoy it anyway.

      • Solomon_Kano

        With all of the characters they’ve detailed, I’m sure there’ll be story to go along with the action. They just recently talked about Merlin, Morgan le Fay, Perceval, and Lancelot. They’ve all got their own backstory and their relationship to the player is mentioned.

        There are also chapters to the game, so I’m certain there will be story.

  • Leon Kiwi

    Finally some real footage of Valhalla Knights 3!

  • disqus_ylYhNWfoSz

    so what have they announced so far?

  • DarthBrian

    Can’t quite make out what he’s saying. But that RPG thing looks awesome. I can hear him saying “story” and that’s about it. :p

  • http://people.ign.com/conkerkid11 Conkerkid11

    Look at them showing off their exclusive color decals for the Vita…

    • Prodigy-X

      Not fair America & Europe hasn’t got them yet.

  • Skerj

    God Eater 2 music!!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      Very nice. ^^

  • http://twitter.com/TheButtranger John Stalvern

    SURE IS MONSTER HUNTER CLONE IN HERE, SONY. WHY ARE YOU STILL MAKING PSP PORTS?

  • DarthBrian

    Dragon’s Crown! Yes! :D

    • Leon Kiwi

      Finally!!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      Finally!!! xD

    • Skerj

      Man it’s been so long I almost forgot we were even getting this.

  • Prodigy-X

    Please announce something big. MGS, Resident Evil, FF, Something!!!!

  • http://people.ign.com/conkerkid11 Conkerkid11

    I have no idea what any of these games are…

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    FFX!!!!!

    • Leon Kiwi

      MFW when they came up

      • Leon Kiwi

        awwww, thats all they’re showing

        • DarthBrian

          It’s enough for me. <3

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          At least they showed the project still exists I know many were starting to think FFX HD was never going to happen.

    • DarthBrian

      OMG I JUST CAME!

  • Prodigy-X

    Fuck Yes!!!!!!!!!! FFX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Prodigy-X

    WTF!!! that’s it.

  • Leon Kiwi

    Whattt that’s all?

  • Prodigy-X

    They better come hard Feb 20, 2013

    • Solomon_Kano

      I’m betting they will. Considering the timing of this, the price drop will probably be the only mention of the Vita on the 20th. Pending they just don’t leave that one to a random day.

      Ah well, this was a nice stop-gap for the hype train. Onward to Feb. 20th!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      The big PlayStation Event on Wednesday is an entirely different thing when compared to this. Sony is inviting the media to NYC to discuss the future of PlayStation. It’s going to be big, and with the videos they have released lately, they pretty much have already revealed that the next PlayStation will be announced.

      I wouldn’t really compare this to the event coming up. I’m very excited to see what games they show running on the next PlayStation. ^^

      • Prodigy-X

        The event is label PlayStation 2013 See The Future so I think we will some stuff for PS Vita there.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          I do think they will talk about the Vita, they might show some stuff, but I’m pretty sure the main focus will be on the next PlayStation.

          I’m hoping they start the show by bringing in Naughty Dog or Sucker Punch to demo a new game or something. ^^

        • DarthBrian

          Hopefully they’ll also announce a price drop for Vita for North America and Europe as well.

  • DarthBrian

    And it’s over already. lol

    FFX was enough for me though. <3

  • Sevyne

    And nothing new was to be had this day…

    I’d be happy about FFX, but they only showed a look at Tidus and Yuna and nothing else. No date; Not even a 2013.

    • Leon Kiwi

      price drop, and some reaffirmation that some titles are indeed coming out.

      • Sevyne

        Yeah, a price drop in the wrong place. The memory cards are what needed the price drop.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I don’t know that this price drop was in the wrong place. If they replicate it in the US, that’ll be very good. The Vita sold well at $200 during Black Friday. This will push sales. Memory cards can drop later, but this was a good first step.

          • Sevyne

            Well a price drop is definitely good. I just think they’re focusing on the wrong thing first. I know there are a whole lot of people that will not get a Vita not because of the Vita’s price, but because of the memory cards.

            • Solomon_Kano

              Hm. Well, I guess we’ll have to see how it works out for them before we really know if this was the right choice. Way I see it, bundles are probably dropping in price too, so the people worried about memory cards might be able to get a break on that front.

              The system had to come first though. For as many people as there are put off by the memory prices, you’d be surprised how many don’t even know that the Vita needs memory cards. That’s usually among the adults making purchases for their children, but there’s a number of just really uninformed consumers out there. If they start with the system they can get more people. More people with Vitas will mean more people complaining about memory card prices, so it’s a win-win for us lol.

  • Learii

    too bad some of these games not coming to the west

    • Sevyne

      By some you mean most of them.

  • Belenger

    Why Mono-kuma was there in the ending WHY, WHY this question will haunt me forever!

  • DrForbidden

    Sigh. No new game announcements. Interesting new gameplay footage, though. We haven’t seen anything new from Dragon’s crown in… what, a year now?

  • Solomon_Kano

    Kept my expectations in check, and actually came out happier than I expected. Completely forgot about Dragon’s Crown, so that footage made the presentation for me. <3

    I will say that I got too excited when he said Square Enix. I was expecting something new since I forgot X HD was still happening. Pretty crazy that we couldn't even get a release window on that one. I mean, yay, it looks good on Vita, but hurry up SE!

    All in all, this was a nice look at how much stuff there actually is coming to Vita. With the price drop being the first announcement, followed by PS+ talk, and then all the footage, it's nice to see Sony trying to get the attention of the folks without Vitas. Let's hope it pays off!

    • Sevyne

      I probably should have kept my expectations low, but I really try to have hope and it really bites me in the ass on days like this. Oh well, I still enjoy my Vita. My patience is just wearing a little thin is all.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I save hope for E3 and TGS, that way literally any other announcements are surprises for me lol.

        I don’t know what you hoped for, but the year is young. You may yet get it.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          It’s always good to keep expectations at a realistic level. This is something I’ve learned as a gamer over the years. It’s just solid advice. ^^

          • Solomon_Kano

            Honestly, I learned it from getting caught up in the hype too many times. After a while you get tired of coming up with your craziest dream every time there’s an announcement to be made. So now I just come up with nothing haha.

        • Sevyne

          All I hoped for was anything that we already didn’t know about. Price drop aside, everything else is old news. Not going to let it bother me though. Like you said, “the year is young”.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, it would’ve been nice to see at least something new. Well, there was that Danganronpa tease at the end, so maybe something will come of that. Guess time will tell.