[Update] That Slimmer Vita Is Coming To North America With Borderlands 2 In Tow
Sony has announced that the slim PlayStation Vita that is already confirmed for Japan and Europe will be coming to North America. Europe is getting it with a bundle of indie games. North America gets to shoot and loot.
Sony announced at a Los Angeles press briefing that the new, thinner Vita is coming in a Borderlands 2 bundle. The package will be coming this spring for $199.
The new Vita will come with an 8GB memory card in addition to the 1GB of onboard storage. The new Vita does drop the OLED screen in favor of an LCD screen, though.
Borderlands 2 for Vita comes with six DLC packs: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Psycho Character Class, Mechromancer Character Class, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1, and the Collector’s Edition Pack. No word yet on the remaining DLC that has been released for the other versions of the title. If you're a PlayStation 3 Borderlands 2 player though, you'll be happy to know that the Vita version supports cross-save so you can move your progress back and forth between the versions.
This is a smart bundle, especially as Borderlands 2 has a significant fan base. I’m still hoping to hear more about the DLC that comes with the new, portable version.