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Gravity Rush 2 and Vita original coming to PS4

Sony Japan's topsy-turvy action game, Gravity Rush, is busting out of its PlayStation Vita home and returning as a full-fledged PlayStation 4 game in December. Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio president Shuhei Yoshida introduced a trailer for the game - known as Gravity Daze in Japan - before casually rolling into another announcement: a new Gravity Rush sequel is coming to PlayStation 4 in 2016.

The first Gravity Rush game is hinged on the abilities of Kat, a young girl who can manipulate gravity, either floating gracefully through the air or rocketing across a skewed city like a bullet with blonde hair. It was a high-profile game in the PlayStation Vita's early days, gaining positive reviews in the wake of its vivid graphics and unique use of the Vita's gyroscopic sensors for free-form control. That element will likely be preserved via the Dualshock 4's motion sensing capabilities - as was the case with another recent Vita-to-PS4 game, Tearaway Unfolded.

The PlayStation 4 version of Gravity Rush is due in Japan this December. We'll let you know as soon as we hear what Sony's Gravity Rush plans are for other territories.

Update: It's coming to the U.S. as Gravity Rush Remastered (opens in new tab) on February 9, 2016. Bluepoint Games, the outfit behind Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, is handling the port.

Ludwig Kietzmann is a veteran video game journalist and former U.S. Editor-in-Chief for GamesRadar+. Before he held that position, Ludwig worked for sites like Engadget and Joystiq, helping to craft news and feature coverage. Ludwig left journalism behind in 2016 and is now an editorial director at Assembly Media, helping to oversee editorial strategy and media relations for Xbox.