Since the announcement of the PlayStation Vita, gamers have been looking forward to Gravity Rush. Today Sony has finally announced the game's release date, and unveiled a new trailer to boot!
Gravity Rush will be available on June 12th for Vitas all across North America. In keeping with Sony's hopes for digital and physical parity, the game will release on both a game card and on the PlayStation Store. This probably means there will also be a discount for the digital version as well.
The game focuses on a girl named Kat, who gains the ability to control gravity. Kat must set out to recover her memories as well as put a stop to gravity storms in order to save the world - as well as figure out the truth behind the title's events. Video game tropes galore.
Check out Gravity Rush's latest trailer to get a look at the gameplay:
Gravity Rush makes extensive use of the Vita's hardware features. The touchscreen and sixaxis motion controls are all used to control Kat, and the dual analog sticks certainly help with movement. We were able to play the game at a Vita launch event, and it handled well enough - though it could use a bit more fine tuning.
Sony describes the game as having "a huge open world to explore," however during our time with the demo it was rather linear - though, admittedly, our experience was limited to the tutorial level. The game probably opens up as the story progresses, but the only way to know for sure would be to import a Japanese copy and even if it doesn't, there's nothing wrong with linearity, especially when the set pieces look as fun as they did in the trailer.
Gravity Rush is a game that both current and prospective Vita users have been looking forward to for quite some time, let's hope it lives up to the hype when it drops this spring.
Gravity Rush releases June 12th for the PlayStation Vita.
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Source: PlayStation Blog