Acquire teasing new PS Vita project

"Are you alive? 80,655 - 2010-," reads teaser site.

March 14, 2013 / 10:26 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Acquire is teasing a new project for PlayStation Vita.

The Japanese developer has gone up with a teaser site, available at the Mind0.net, showing four city overheads with flashing numbers followed by the text: “Are you alive? 80,655 -2010-.”

Details will be shared in the March 21 issue of Weekly Famitsu. Stay tuned.

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

    Famitsu doesn’t tease for this. It must be good!

    • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Aramary

      I like your point. Glad Vita get a lot of thing recently.

  • sherimae1324

    this will be the 2nd new vita game announcement this month
    vitaliciously sweet ^_^

  • 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

    Sony needs to get Monster Hunter 4 on the VITA

    • Prodigy-X

      Sony doesn’t care if Capcom gives them MH or not. They will do well in the sales from here on out after their successful price cut in Japan and hopefully later in the year for America and Europe.

      • Martian Wong

        Too much pride will lead to own demise. And apparently Sony forgot that Capcom helped them with the sale of PSP.

        • ddsfan2

          Well, it seems like to me (I say this as someone who knows very little about the series) that there already about 5 different games on the PS Vita with a lot of similarities to Monster Hunter, but with their own distinctive styles.

          I do find it puzzling that Sony didn’t pay Capcom to have the series on the platform though. (and equally puzzling that Capcom didn’t develop at least something Monster Hunter related for the Vita).

        • Prodigy-X

          Yeah because SE & Rockstar wasn’t the other reasons for the PSP selling well. Come E3 your going to see why they don’t need Capcom to sell the PS Vita.

          • sherimae1324

            yup oni-chan your right!
            just like scee boss fergal gara says the other day

            “the ps vita looks bare when it comes to announced games, but the cupboard wont be bare”

            come E3!

        • jujubee88

          Haha. Even Capcom knew MH on PSP was a happy mistake.

          No one would have thought a port of a PS2 version of MH would lead to a sequel that would lead to one of Capcom’s best selling IP (again) while on the PSP. A PSP in its latter half of it’s ten year life cycle.

          Both Capcom and SCE need to count their fortunes.

      • DrForbidden

        That’s fool’s talk. MH is a system seller game, and while whether Sony NEEDS it is debatable, they certainly do care whether they can get it. Less than 5 million Vita units sold in over a year is hardly sufficiently encouraging for them to forsake a franchise like MH.

        • Prodigy-X

          I’m not going to tell yall again. They don’t care if they give them MH or not obviously they see Capcom acting like an ass trying to force them to pay to give them MH on PS Vita. I’m sorry but Sony is not going to pay a company to bring a game to them so they can lose even more money, If Capcom wants more money then they need to do it the old fashion way and just develop MH on PS Vita without trying to force Sony to pay them to bring it to the PS Vita.

          • DrForbidden

            Oh, so you got hired by Sony to work in their PR dept? Congratulations! From your condescending tone you obviously know about everything going on in their offices. That or you’re just another raging Sony fanboy leaping to their defense at any iota of imagined slight or criticism.

            And finally, I never said anything about Sony paying Capcom. Sony hardly ever pays anyone to make games for their systems, AFAIK. They just promise resources and support to encourage porting or game development. Only thing I’m saying is that Sony can’t afford to neglect the chance or the opportunity to have MH games on the Vita should Capcom show interest in developing or porting one. Saying that Sony doesn’t care to have a franchise which helped them sell thousands of their previous portable on their new one is terrible business sense. That’s all I have to say on the matter.

            • Prodigy-X

              Call it what you want but the point is judging by Sony history they are not going to pay Capcom. Did anywhere in my comment point to you saying Sony paying Capcom no, that was my own opinion not yours so get your facts strait. Just because you want MH on PS Vita so badly doesn’t mean the world revolves around you, me, or any body else. Sony is in financial problems even if PlayStation is their leading brand.

              You need quit acting blind and come to your senses and realize that Capcom obviously has no fate in the PS Vita just look at RE Revelation coming to consoles and not the PS Vita. Like I said Sony has to be wise with their money as a whole and paying a company like Capcom to bring one game over for sales is stupid because then they think they can do it again and again and again with future releases on the PS Vita.

              In Conclusion, I don’t know whether your just not going to get it but Sony is not trying to reach the 3DS in sales the only thing Sony cares is improving over the PSP Sales and building the connectivity between the PS4, PS3, & PS Vita. You need to understand Sony has always been about games, games, & games and not just one franchise every gen hell they even push new ips more than MS and Nintendo first party. Sony knows that they had a hard time last year locking third party but like I said come E3 your going to see why they don’t need lazy ass Capcom to sell the PS Vita. No, I can’t predict the future but anybody who has a brain would realize all Sony PS products don’t start getting big games rolling until the next year at that E3.

              • DrForbidden

                I don’t think there is anything more that needs to be said when your replies to me consists of nothing but shit you made up and claim I said. I never said Sony was going to pay Capcom. I said the opposite of that. You are the only one who keeps going on about that. I never said I wanted MH on the Vita. I hate MH, despite it being a blockbuster title that sells hundreds of thousands to millions. What I DID actually say is, and this is for the last time, is that Sony cannot afford to turn down the MH franchise on Vita should Capcom be interested, because it would be a really bad business decision. So, yes, Sony does care whether or not the MH franchise comes to Vita, regardless of your half-baked claims, because if they didn’t, they’d be very, very bad at business. At no point did I ever claim that Sony would be paying Capcom anything, nor do I care about MH games.

                Instead of telling me not to be blind you’d be better off getting your own eyes checked since you seem to have so much trouble reading the font on Gematsu. But yeah, whatever gives you and your cronies erections, pal.

                • Prodigy-X

                  “I never said Sony was going to pay Capcom.”

                  and I said “Did anywhere in my comment point to you saying Sony paying Capcom no, that was my own opinion not yours so get your facts strait.”

                  Your just repeating the same shit I just said maybe you do need to get your eyes checked.

                  “I said the opposite of that. I never said I wanted MH on the Vita. I hate MH. Instead of telling me not to be blind you’d be better off getting your own eyes checked since you seem to have so much trouble reading the font on Gematsu. But yeah, whatever gives you and your cronies erections, pal.”

                  Did that last part make you feel better, are you happy dissing people who are care about games not sales. So if you hate MH why does it matter to you if it comes PS Vita because of sales. You shouldn’t even be talking then if you don’t even like the franchise and all you care about is the sales. Hay the PS3 lost MH3 at beginning of this gen but guess what? they kept releasing amazing exclusives which help them finally tie it or even surpass the 360 in the sales by now but they did it by the help of exclusive games not MH.

                  • DrForbidden

                    Once more, I didn’t bring up Sony paying Capcom. YOU did. It has no relevance on what I said, at any time. You admit it was your opinion, but why are you telling me that, then? Again, it has no relevance to what I said about Sony caring whether the MH franchise is on Vita. I disagreed about what you said about Sony not caring about the franchise because it makes no business sense. You then went on a condescending rant about Sony having to pay Capcom for MH, which, again, is not relevant to anything I brought up, and doesn’t address anything I said in my original post.

                    You obviously don’t give a crap about MH either, so why are YOU here? And no, I’m not happy dissing people. I don’t like dissing people, but it becomes a necessity when some people start putting words into my mouth o r misrepresenting what I wrote. Do I think it’s good that Sony succeeds without a Vita MH game? Of course. Do I think it’s good practice for Sony to pay for games? Of course not. But none of this changes the current lackluster sales numbers for the Vita, nor does it change the fact that a new MH game will very likely help Sony sell Vitas rather than hinder them.

                    • Prodigy-X

                      “Once more, I didn’t bring up Sony paying Capcom. YOU did. It has no relevance on what I said, at any time. You admit it was your opinion, but why are you telling me that, then? Again, it has no relevance to what I said about Sony caring whether the MH franchise is on Vita.”

                      Because you just said in your last comment “I never said Sony was going to pay Capcom.” and I just said Your just repeating the same shit I just said which means I’m saying you never said it but you still decided to bring it up anyway after my long rant. It does have relevance because it doesn’t matter if Sony cares and cares and cares, at the end of the day MH is Capcom damn ip they own the rights to it, they decide what platform they want it on, if they have no fate in the Vita then they are no going to give it MH unless Sony is paying them to do so and Capcom agrees to the terms of the deal. That’s how certain parts of the industry works. If Nintendo wants a FF on the Wii U, you think SE is going to be like okay here you go when the Wii U is not doing well in the sales NO!!! Nintendo is going to have to pay them if they want FF on the Wii U badly. Its the same damn situation with Capcom and PS Vita. Sony can care and care all they want but the truth of the matter Capcom is not going to give them it as much I would like see it happen.

                      “You obviously don’t give a crap about MH either, so why are YOU here? And no, I’m not happy dissing people. I don’t like dissing people, but it becomes a necessity when some people start putting words into my mouth o r misrepresenting what I wrote.”

                      I obviously don’t care but yet I bought all the MH on PS2 & PSP that were available. I’m here because as much as I want MH coming to the PS Vita and it would be awesome its clearly not going to happen based off of what Capcom has been doing for the 3DS.

                      You just said “But yeah, whatever gives you and your cronies erections, pal.”

                      So its obvious you are dissing people by saying that filthy comment to me and people who play games.

                    • DrForbidden

                      “It does have relevance because it doesn’t matter if Sony cares and cares and cares, at the end of the day MH is Capcom damn ip they own the rights to it, they decide what platform they want it on, if they have no fate in the Vita then they are no going to give it MH unless Sony is paying them to do so and Capcom agrees to the terms of the deal.”

                      Yes. What’s your point? The problem here, is that you are equating the statement “Sony cares whether or not MH comes to Vita” with “Sony should pay Capcom money in order to get MH on Vita”. They are not the same thing, and your bringing it up in your reponse to my post implies that I am saying what I didn’t actually say. You then admit I didn’t say that, which is good, but then it goes back to being irrelevant, though tangentially related.

                      “I’m here because as much as I want MH coming to the PS Vita and it would be awesome its clearly not going to happen based off of what Capcom has been doing for the 3DS.”

                      That might well be true. You could have just stated that sentence instead of “I’m not going to tell y’all again”. The fact of the matter is, both Sony and Capcom are in the business to make money. If Vita has a comparable install base to the 3DS, Capcom would be crawling back to Sony on their hands and knees. And if Capcom for whatever reason whenever decided to make a Vita MH game, do you honestly believe Sony would turn them down? That’s just business. That’s why I keep saying that Sony does care, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to pay Capcom anything. I care about dogs, but I’m not going to adopt every single one from the local pound to save them from being put to sleep. It’s not logical and the risks outweigh the benefits by a large margin. Regardless of your personal feelings for Capcom, MH games are ‘million-sellers’, and that is potentially an asset for Sony.

                      “So its obvious you are dissing people by saying that filthy comment to me and people who play games.”

                      Yes, I did. I admitted as much, didn’t I? Except for the part about ‘people who play games’. Please don’t try to martyr yourself to hide behind the collective fanbase when your own opinions and statements draw ire from whatever quarter. To be honest, I didn’t intend it as a ‘filthy comment’. From your earlier tone, I thought (perhaps unfairly, but there was no evidence to the contrary then) that you were a Sony fanboy who got off on intentionally misquoting anyone who deigned to criticise Sony. That was where ‘erection’ came from.

            • Elvick

              Based on Capcom’s “support” of Vita thus far, they have no interest in porting anything to it. The fact that RE: Revelation isn’t even on Vita is evidence of the fact they’re done with Vita.

              There’s no evidence that Sony would DENY letting Capcom put MH on Vita. All evidence, points to them being for it, but they clearly aren’t going to be paying for it.

              And odds are Nintendo already paid for the series anyway. So nothing Sony can do about that. If Capcom ever comes crawling back to Vita, Sony will have no problems letting them releases MH on there. To think they would is silly and baseless.

              • DrForbidden

                You’re basically just echoing what I said, so yeah, I agree. Where did I say Sony would pay Capcom again? I specifically wrote, “Only thing I’m saying is that Sony can’t afford to neglect the chance or the opportunity to have MH games on the Vita should Capcom show interest in developing or porting one.”

        • Ivan Junior

          I dont see the point why Vita NEEDS DESPERATELY Monster Hunter if it already has Soul Sacrifice, which sold very well and looks like more interesting than capcom’s ip.Oh, I hope u didnt forget about phantasy star online 2 and god eater 2. Monster Hunter can stay at nintendo’s side, I just dont care.

          • DrForbidden

            If you think I’m saying that Sony desperately needs MH on Vita, then you obviously didn’t read my posts.

      • 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

        They should care, Sony wants to compete against the 3DS in Japan and they need games for that. What do you think this game from Acquire is? I’m pretty sure Sony is asking the developers who can help the VITA stay on top to make games for them.

        The VITA outsold the 3DS by 2,000 or so units this last week. As soon as the 3DS gets a game everyone wants to play such as Monster Hunter 4 VITA is going to see dejavu again

        People asking for a price cut for the VITA in the US don’t realize that the go to companies Sony needs to make great games aren’t on board. Japan doesn’t have the tablet and smartphone gaming issue the US does

        • Prodigy-X

          They are not going to reach the 3DS in sales in my opinion. Nintendo own the handheld market. Would it be good if they ask and got MH yes but what I’m trying to get across some of yall minds is the way Capcom acts. I don’t believe Capcom will give them MH unless Sony pays. I’m sorry but that’s the truth of the matter.

          • 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

            Sony knows they can beat Nintendo, new games and advertising such as this title Acquire is working on is the key

            • Prodigy-X

              But again Nintendo own the handheld market. Who do you thing is going to win Mario or Tearaway. You Decide?

    • Fango

      No question about it: a new Monster Hunter game on the vita WILL push console sales. Sacrifice Sacrifice is much more fun and unique than MH, but the problem is that it is a new IP, whereas MH has had 8 years to stack it’s large fanbase. Personally, as a MH fan since 2004, I am done with the series. Soul Sacrifice’s gameplay just seems like the much-needed refreshment compared to MH’s stagnant style (gameplay & graphics).

    • Fango

      No question about it: a new Monster Hunter game on the vita WILL push console sales. Sacrifice Sacrifice is much more fun and unique than MH, but the problem is that it is a new IP, whereas MH has had 8 years to stack it’s large fanbase. Personally, as a MH fan since 2004, I am done with the series. Soul Sacrifice’s gameplay just seems like the much-needed refreshment compared to MH’s stagnant style (gameplay & graphics).

  • veruses

    That image looks exactly like it’s from The Last Guy. And the flashing numbers & text are exactly fitting for The Last Guy. Could this be a sequel?

  • jujubee88

    Could it be? “The Last Guy 2″?

    Aaaaaawww schiiiiiit.

    :(

  • Rudy Soto

    I’m sensing a post apocalyptic genre with some rpg and survival elements.
    I can be totally wrong but I’m curious nonetheless.

    • Kurisu Makise

      I really hope you’re not wrong, that sounds pretty awesome to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Yuki-Ra/100000106224021 Yuki Ra

    Acquire : Are you still alive Vita ?
    Vita : check famitsu 3.21

  • ddsfan2

    Looks promising. I hope it’s an RPG. Wouldn’t mind an adventure game or VN either.

    It could very well just be a sequel to the Last Guy, which doesn’t especially interest me though.

  • Bloodios

    2010, huh? Walking down the lane of memories reminded me of that horrible earthquake incident in 2011, followed immediately by Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4 ’s cancellation. Sad, sad time it was…

  • MosquitoLemon

    This is why I love this site, I don’t know anyone else who actually covers Acquire stuff.

    Also the city overheads have coordinates that go with them. I looked a couple up, obviously they’re mostly Tokyo area.

    • PrinceHeir

      please please please Shinobido 3 with atmosphere and music of Shinobido 1,and gameplay and gadgets of Shinobido 2!!!

      i mean just look at this beauty!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdIZqj6cH44

      this is how a ninja is supposed to be :)

      • MosquitoLemon

        I am 99% sure it is not Shinobido 3, but OMG if it was… And screw atmosphere and music, WHERE IS THE FREAKING LEVEL EDITOR!!? They made a whole expansion that was all edited levels!!

        I would also kill for a Kamiwaza sequel, that title was so unique, to think of what they could do with it now..

  • Solomon_Kano

    New Acquire? Interest piqued!

    I wonder if that number’s gonna be like a death toll or something? The site asks are you alive then gives a number. Assuming it’s not just something random, perhaps in the game the area in question undergoes some crisis and that number of people die? And it’s set in 2010, I guess?

    That all sounds crazy, but hey! Speculation! Whatever it is, we’ve only got a week to wait. Looking forward to this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashton.anchors.79 Ashton Anchors

    Tenchu HD collection. I know you guys can do it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/rosalyn.byrne.9 Rosalyn Byrne

      That would make life complete. Come on, Acquire!

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Shinobido 3… Do it, Acquire….

    Edit: Although this feels like the “Disaster” game to me…

  • tubers

    An apt title for the VITA! LOL

  • Azoz

    If they are going to make a ninja game , I hope it is like
    TENCHU SHADOW ASSASSINS