A now-defunct listing found on Play.com
suggests Sony has a Grand Theft Auto spin-off in production for
PlayStation Vita. As spotted in the gtaforums, the premature
post displayed a mock-up for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Nights, as
well as box art and info for Monster Hunter Portable 3, Tales of
Innocence R, and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.
Only the Monster Hunter Portable 3 listing remains on the UK retailer's website, however this image depicting
all four unconfirmed titles has been making the rounds:
While image itself smells of a homemade hoax, it's credibility is bolstered by the fact
Sony is gearing up to make a slew of new PS Vita announcements
in just a couple days during its “PlayStation Vita Game Heaven”
event on March 9.
Conspicuous timing aside, the fact that
Monster Hunter was seen running on the PS Vita (then NGP) back in
2011, Final Fantasy Type-0 has been rumored to be making the jump to PS Vita, and that Tales of Innocence R is already out in Japan, makes the possibility of a Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Nights even more believable by association. Until Sony gives us confirmation on
Friday, consider us “cautiously optimistic”.