Roundup: Every Vita Game at E3


Roundup: Every Vita Game at E3

“Vita means life” is a popular internet meme, and for once it may turn out to be true.  Despite being completely ignored by Sony and the Expo at large, the Vita still somehow managed to have 3 games exhibited for it, tucked away in tiny booths behind all of the mega-hits.  since we’re big fans of Sony’s neglected little handheld, we took the liberty of finding Vita games at E3 2017 and compiling them into a list.  We’ve even included pictures of the signs bearing the Vita name, since it can be kind of hard to believe without seeing them.

Farming Simulator 18

Tucked away in a corner of the Focus Home Interactive booth, The Vita version of Farming Simulator 18 was demoed at an empty table alongside the 3DS version.  A yearly release that’s coming to practically every platform under the sun, it’s exactly as it sounds.  It’s like a more realistic version of Harvest Moon, but it appeals to a very niche and (apparently) very dedicated audience.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

The last few games in the Ys series have been published by Xseed, but this time the reigns are being taken by NIS America.  Being presented in the Sega/Atlus booth, Ys VIII: Lacrimoa of Dana was being demoed at a fairly popular station directly opposite one of the Sonic Mania stations.  Right beside it was another NIS America game, which was…

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

The third title in the popular Visual Novel series, Danganronpa 3 isn’t even technically a new game.  It’s the localization of a game originally released in Japan in January.  And like Ys above, Danganronpa 3 is a multi-platform release and will be hitting Playstation 4 and PC at the same time.

And that’s it.  3 Vita games are all that were shown at this year’s Expo. Still, it’s not a bad showing for a platform that has been essentially abandoned by it’s maker and has virtually zero retail presence outside Japan.

We took a few more pictures of the Vita’s presence at E3.  You can see them at full size by clicking on the images below.


About Justin Arnott

Justin is the Founder of Controller Crusade and has played video games for as long as he can remember. He loves all games but there's an extra special place in his heart for anything created by Nintendo. He's also a big retro gamer and is deeply interested in video game history—so there's that. You can contact him via email at or via Twitter @sirultimos


  • Robomusic
    Nov 7, 2017 @ 3:20 am

    Alas the slow decline of the Vita, just put Muramasa rebirth back on mine and replaced the battery. Would have loved a few more releases but still a few gems out there to get through (Salt and Sanctuary!)

    Thanks for the article, glad someone is still watching the Vita space 😎

  • ArizonaGreen
    Jun 14, 2017 @ 23:54 pm

    @ Justin

    Oh, my apologies! I’m mixing up some release info from what is actually being shown at E3.

    @ Nehemiah

    You are correct, friend! Undertale was announced for PS4 and Vita. Now, I wonder if it will have cross-save and/or cross-buy…

  • Nehemiah McConnachie
    Jun 14, 2017 @ 22:05 pm

    I do believe Sony announced Undertale for PS4 and PS Vita

  • ArizonaGreen
    Jun 14, 2017 @ 14:35 pm

    FYI: If you can check out “NISA” “XSeed” and/or “IFFY” booths, they have a quite a few more offerings for Vita, too!

    • Justin Arnott
      Jun 14, 2017 @ 14:38 pm

      I found two if these at the Nisa booth. I also went to XSeed (check out our PS4 coverage later)but they were only selling g Vita games and not exhibiting any. I’ll take another look though! We need more Vita stuff!

  • ArizonaGreen
    Jun 14, 2017 @ 14:33 pm

    Thank you for this! Lets go, Vita bros!!!


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