TGS 2011: Cave announces Shirotsuku and unnamed shooting game for PS Vita

Famed Japanese shmup developer to bring castle building sim and shooter to Sony's new system

Japanese developer Cave Interactive (DoDonPachi) has announced plans to bring its social mobile game Shirotsuku (Build a Castle) and an original untitled shooter to the PlayStation Vita.

Originally developed for the Mobage mobile platform, Shirotsuku is a castle building sim in which players build kingdoms during Japan's Sengoku period, collect exclusive items by checking in at real-world locations, and trade or do battle with other users. The PS Vita version will retain many of the same gameplay elements, using the handheld's geo-location functions to help players uncover souveniers in a similar fashion, as well as collect in-game coins according to how far they've travelled between 'check-ins'.

Cave was less forthcoming with details regarding its mysterious 'Shooting Game' (working title), only to say it will be a new title and make use of the PS Vita's original features.

Prices, release dates and market availability for Shirotsuku and Shooter Game (again, working title) have yet to be announced.

Sep 15, 2011

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