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Vita Shoot ‘Em Up Velocity Ultra Headed to PlayStation 3 Later This Year

Posted on October 16, 2013 AT 02:33pm

Developer FuturLab is working with Curve Digital to bring their award-winning PlayStation Vita shoot ‘em up, Velocity Ultra, to PlayStation 3 later this year, the companies announced today.

“I’m genuinely proud of what we achieved with Velocity Ultra,” said FuturLab managing director James Marsden. “We poured our creative heart and soul into this game, and it’s fantastic to be working with Curve to bring the game to more players.”

Velocity Ultra combines elements of the vertical shooter with teleportation-based puzzle mechanics. According to Curve Studios’ PR and marketing manager Rob Clarke, the PS3 version will “run at full HD resolutions and retain all the features beloved by fans of the PS Vita version.”

According to Marsden, the PS3 port of Ultra will not feature cross-play or cross-save functionality with its Vita counterpart.

“Since we (FuturLab) self published on PS Vita, and Curve Studios are publishing on PS3, it wouldn’t make any financial sense for Curve to publish if it were cross buy (because so many people got the PS Vita version for free on PlayStation Plus),” Marsden wrote. “We thought it was better to have the game on PS3 without cross buy than not at all. Hope you can understand this…”

Velocity Ultra itself is a high-definition of FuturLab’s shoot ‘em up puzzler, Velocity, which came out on PS3, PS Vita, and PSP in 2012. Ultra launched on Vita earlier this year, on July 2.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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