Unit 13 Explodes onto PlayStation®Vita

London, March 7 th: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announces the release of Unit 13 TM, a third-person military shooter created exclusively for PlayStation ®Vita (PS Vita TM) by Zipper Interactive, available via the PlayStation Store or from all good retailers on March 9 th.

Players join the ranks of Unit 13 TM, a counter-terrorism squad deployed with only one objective; complete the mission. Missions focus on contemporary ‘ripped from the headlines' scenarios creating an experience that is loaded with authenticity.

Unit 13 TM takes advantage of all the input and connectivity features PS Vita has to offer. Dual analogue sticks offer bona fide shooter controls on the go, and SIXAXIS combines with front and rear touch to offer an intuitive, immersive experience.

The 3G connectivity of PS Vita are at the core of Unit 13 TM and bring all-new challenges and ways of playing to the genre.

Missions are concise, intense, and non-linear, allowing for a huge variety of approaches depending on the player's favoured style. Coupled with a five-star scoring system, each mission has huge replay value. 3G allows on-the-go online leaderboard access to check how performance rates against PSN friends, or any player in the local area or worldwide. If your friends overtake you in the leaderboards, 3G will alert you instantly.

An always on connection is also essential to acquiring High Value Target (HVT) missions. These are rare mission alerts that only appear for a limited time. Players use 3G connectivity to access these anytime, anywhere. Once played, HVTs can be passed onto others via near or to PSN friends.

Each day players are briefed with a Mission of the Day delivered directly to their PS Vita wherever they are via 3G. As with the game's standard missions these will challenge players to find the best way to complete the objective, ranking their performance via online leaderboards.

With a choice of connectivity options PS Vita offers completely connected, rich and immersive gaming experience. As the preferred provider for 3G, Vodafone* will ensure that PS Vita users have a great connected experience wherever they are owing to the high speed and extensive market-leading network coverage. With 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity users can stay constantly connected to their PlayStation world and their gaming friends using PS Vita's native gaming and social network applications.

This state-of-the-art portable device has games at its heart; Unit 13 TM joins an impressive roster of PS Vita launch titles that already boast game-changing 3G features:

Uncharted: Golden Abyss TM

  • In Nathan Drake's latest adventure, 3G is used to discover, collect, and trade Bounty Collectibles in the Black Market. The near application lets PS Vita users check in to real life locations and pick-up and leave gifts for other gamers to find and use in their own games.
Reality Fighters
  • In this customisable, augmented reality fighting game, players use the cameras of PS Vita TM to put themselves in the game and create their own unique fighter. Take pictures of your fighter either posed or mid-fight, and use 3G to instantly share these with friends on Facebook.
 

WipEout® 2048

  • In the prequel to all WipEout® games, 3G allows players completing Speed Lap Challenges to have the option of dropping challenges in for other WipEout® users to encounter. As well as being able to see their friends updates live via UI.
 

MotorStorm TM RC

  • Discover a unique blend of old school and contemporary gameplay in this top-down racer that features classic vehicles and environments from the MotorStorm series. Enhance the experience by using the 3G connectivity to update leader boards and challenge other PS Vita and PlayStation®3 players using Cross Play.
Other launch titles include the fun-filled collection of mini games Little Deviants, plus ModNation TM Racers, Everybody's Golf TM, Hustle Kings , Top Darts, EA SPORTS FIFA Football , Ridge Racer TM, Ninja Gaiden TM Sigma Plus, Rayman Origins and Virtua Tennis 4 TM: World Tour Edition to ensure an impressive lineup that caters for every type of gamer right from launch.

*Vodafone is the 3G provider of choice in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Greece. In the following territories Vodafone partners will be the operator of choice:

France - SFR

Belgium - Belgacom

Finland - Elisa

Slovenia - Si Mobile

Bulgaria - Mobitel

Denmark - TDC

Luxembourg - Tango

 ENDS

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About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita TM), PlayStation®2, PSP TM (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PlayStation 3 in November 2006, 62 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level.  Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 154.4 million systems worldwide.  Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 75 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market.  With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, more than 90 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 2.06 billion items have been downloaded.

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