Velocity Ultra coming to Vita, a “director’s cut” of FuturLab’s PS Mini shooter


FuturLab has revealed Velocity Ultra, a PS Vita “director’s cut” of its PS Mini shooter Velocity.

In a post on the official PlayStation Blog, FuturLab details the overhaul which includes brand new, higher-resolution art and new visual effects. The whole thing will still clip along at 60FPS, though.

We described the original as a new standard bearer for PS Minis in our review last year, praising its rare focus and constant flow of inventive ideas which revolving around your ability to teleport anywhere on the screen. If any Mini deserves a full release, then, it’s Velocity.

“You can think of Velocity Ultra as the director’s cut; everything we would have done the first time around if we’d had the budget,” reads the blog post. “Our goal now is to create a perfectly formed piece of interactive art that will do your shiny PS Vita justice!

Attempting to soften the blow for any fans of the original hoping for a sequel, it continues: “Velocity Ultra is a way for us to establish the Velocity franchise for a wider audience (most gamers simply don’t care about PS minis), and we’ve got plenty more Velocity in the works.”

The game’s currently pre-alpha, but is already looking sharp. There’s no confirmed release date as of yet, but FuturLab hopes to have the game finished by April, pointing to a mid-May release. In the meantime, the studio is running a questionnaire to find out what players want from a sequel.