The lights are on
Sony's augmented reality, Pokémon-esque monster combat game is coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita.
Invizimals: The Alliance is the Vita title, and it uses the game's built-in cameras and new Markerless AR technology. The game will also add four-player multiplayer matches for the first time. Much like the original PSP titles, you'll use the camera to track down the creatures.
Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom is more of a traditional action game where players take on the role of Hiro as he enters the Invizimals’ world to save the Lost Kingdom. Players will be able to turn into 16 different Invizimal creatures and take advantage of their individual abilities. The game will connect to the Vita version of the game for multiplayer, and any Invizimals captured in one game can be transferred to the other.
Demos for both versions of the game are promised to appear soon.
In Europe, Invizimals is a much larger franchise and has spawned a television show, a large line of action figures, and playing cards. The TV show allows player to capture new Invizimals through their televisions. Marketing manager for Sony, Derek Osgood, who posted on the PlayStation Blog about the upcoming Invizimals games remarks, "Those are just a few ways that Invizimals have taken over Europe, now it’s time for them to make the journey overseas to North America!" leading to speculation that we might see some of those things over here in North America soon.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
Our TakeInvizimals seems ripe for the Skylanders/Disney Infinity treatment, but it's a franchise that never really seemed to take off here in North America. Maybe the simplicity of not needing a camera accessory, as you did for the PSP versions of the game, will make players more interested in checking out the new entries when they releases for Vita and PlayStation 3.
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