known for its work on the Tenchu and Way of the Samurai series – and more recently, Akiba's Trip for the PSP – Acquire
is a Japanese games studio that’s made its mark by making really, really
Japanese games. That tradition continues
with the upcoming release of Sumioni: Demon Arts for the PlayStation Vita.
The platformer’s Japanese ink wash painting art style and ink brush style
stroke attacks with the PS Vita’s touch screen certainly share similarities
with Okami, Capcom’s artsy PS2 adventure. But don’t brush off this platformer
as an Okami clone. Sumioni still stands as one of the most unique and prettiest
games coming to the PS Vita.
Join GamesRadar and XSEED’s Jimmy Soga as we run through the first few levels
of Sumioni, highlighting some of the title’s touch-friendly screen controls and
unique modes. While no official release date has been announced for Sumioni,
publisher XSEED expects the game to launch sometime in March, 2012 with plans
for free DLC extras further down the line.