Machinarium Comes to Vita This Month

Machinarium Comes to Vita This Month

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Another handheld version of Machinarium is almost here, and it's bringing all PS3 features along with it.

If you're anything like me, you've probably got multiple versions of Machinarium kicking around for various platforms. After its initial PC release, the game received a collector's edition, featured in some indie bundles, and was ported to Android, iPad, and even Blackberry devices. More recently, the popular adventure game got its first home console release through the PlayStation Network, along with the promise that a Vita version was forthcoming. Now Amanita Design has revealed that Machinarium for Vita will finally be available starting March 26, and includes all features from the PS3 version and some Vita-specific extras.

Machinarium for Vita will port all visual enhancements from the PS3 version, including its zooming ability and full-quality graphics. As a PSN game, Machinarium will have full Trophy and Leaderboard support, letting players compare their progress and mini-game scores with others. For the point-and-click enthusiast, Vita players can also switch between touchscreen and analog-stick controls at will, using whichever style suits their liking.

One would assume that every gamer and their immediate family had played Machinarium by now, but the game's appeal seems to keep growing with each iteration Amanita releases. Regardless, being able to combine a handheld experience with full PSN support is a nice touch that new and old players should appreciate. And if you have multiple Machinarium copies already, at the very least one more wouldn't break your bank. The game launches on the PlayStation Store March 26 for $6.99.

Source: PlayStation, via Joystiq

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Hey, nowt wrong with giving more people the opportunity to play Machinarium.

In fact, I'd very much like to see how traditional point n' click adventure games evolve with the advent of touchscreen technology. Not that it'd make much of a difference, but it'd certainly be interesting.

Fair price, definitely something I'll pick up once it drops.

The more people who get to play this gem, the better.

I've actually never played it and I've stayed away from it. To be honest, I haven't even clicked on a review for it (something about the sound of it makes me bored... it seems too puzzlish). But I"ve been looking for an excuse to play my Vita, and this might jsut be it!

I've...never heard of it. >.>

^ The Vita should've launched with a Nanoha title. Then you could play Vita on your Vita. Also I totally would've bought it. Well maybe not, but I <3 Vita.

Mimsofthedawg:
I've actually never played it and I've stayed away from it. To be honest, I haven't even clicked on a review for it (something about the sound of it makes me bored... it seems too puzzlish). But I"ve been looking for an excuse to play my Vita, and this might jsut be it!

The puzzles aren't TOO hard, and you can just google a walkthrough if you really need to. Most of the enjoyment stems from the atmosphere.

I mean, it's just sad that a game that is on a shit load of other platforms, also being released now in Vita, is news. It is just further proof how shit poor the Vita games have been, or lack there of. The price of the system, the memory card, all before actually purchasing a game is only partly responsible for how poorly it's doing. The other part is the games. You can get it on Amdroid, iOS, PC, PS3, MacOS.... I'm fully convinced that people who have Vitas at this point must have one of those other platforms and if they were interested in it, they would own it.

Obviously, I'm kinda mad that a puzzle game that has been around since 2009 is news on the Vita. I am really just looking for a reason to own one that is worth while. This game I own on the both Android and PC. Who cares if this is coming out on the Vita, where are the actual Vita games.

Pink Gregory:
Hey, nowt wrong with giving more people the opportunity to play Machinarium.

In fact, I'd very much like to see how traditional point n' click adventure games evolve with the advent of touchscreen technology. Not that it'd make much of a difference, but it'd certainly be interesting.

It's available on Android and iOS. I imagine it would play similar to them or nay of the other adapted adventure games on a touch screen.

 

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