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Malicious Rebirth Coming to PS Vita

Dais Kawaguchi's Avatar + Posted by Dais Kawaguchi on Jun 07, 2013 // Associate Producer, SCEA

Today we have great news for everyone – the long-awaited “Malicious Rebirth,” a fast-paced action game for the PS Vita, is coming to PSN later this year.

Malicious Rebirth

You will be summoned by the prophets once again to take control of the “Spirit Vessel” in full 3D. You’ll be forced to rise to the challenge in order to bring peace back to the Kingdom; the character and stage you select is entirely up to you. You can jump right into epic boss battles in any order, but remember that bosses in later stages become much more challenging.

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You’ll also use the Mantle of Cinders to dive, glide, defend and perform various types of attacks. In Malicious Rebirth, there are more levels, bosses and powers to acquire than in the original PS3 version, thus making the Mantle much more powerful! The key to survival lies in your timing with Aura, which you can use to heal yourself or perform powerful attacks on well-defended bosses, so you’ll want to go for chain attacks to acquire Aura quickly.

In the coming weeks, we will be announcing more information so check back frequently. In the meantime, check out our new images and leave your thoughts and questions in the comments!

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+ Gorvi on June 7th, 2013 at 10:02 am said:

Finally! This is the version I’ve been waiting for. :)


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    + Dais Kawaguchi on June 7th, 2013 at 10:44 am said:

    We’re happy to hear that you’re excited!


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+ RiseOne8 on June 7th, 2013 at 10:04 am said:

Games after games are getting announced for the vita, loving all the support. E3 is going to be huge for the vita!


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+ wilfareus on June 7th, 2013 at 10:05 am said:

more games X) awesome!


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+ DrROBschiz on June 7th, 2013 at 10:09 am said:

The hits just keep on coming!!

Don’t let up on the VITA support SONY!!


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+ detictiveconan on June 7th, 2013 at 10:09 am said:

I was pleasantly surprised by Malicious when I got to play it free though PS+. Despite it being terrible it actually somehow manages to be fun to play once you get the hang of it.

I don’t think I’d buy this despite enjoying the original, But I sure would like to see it come to Plus for free. ;)


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+ Shadow_Kamui on June 7th, 2013 at 10:10 am said:

OMG I Thoth that the have cancel this. So long without hearing anything.

Cant wait I love the ps3 version and I always Thoth that was a perfect fit for vita


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+ Valde_zerocool on June 7th, 2013 at 10:11 am said:

I remembered reading some where that over 200 games would be coming to Vita this year, this past week has been an insane amount of information. I better go play the PS3 version of this!


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+ Vicarious_Gamer on June 7th, 2013 at 10:17 am said:

Please be retail. Can’t afford to keep downloading full games. Your memory cards aren’t cheap.


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+ TomatoDragon on June 7th, 2013 at 10:20 am said:

This game kicked my arse on ps3. But gonna give the Vita version a try.


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+ Loco4FourLoko on June 7th, 2013 at 10:22 am said:

The other one on psn is digital so I can pretty much guarantee it’ll be digital. And I believe it was 100 games coming out this year and im sure 70% of those are digital, like most of the games released this year. Im just hoping they will drop the sd card price at e3. :: fingers crossed::


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+ Loco4FourLoko on June 7th, 2013 at 10:24 am said:

But I cant wait! More vita games!


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on June 7th, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

game looks fantastic…but i would love to see an update of some AMAZING PS VITA GAMES..like SAINTS ROW..GTA..GT..GOD OF WAR…INFAMOUS..and a REAL MOTORSTORM..not that petty mini car racing crap!..SMH


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+ Dustinwp on June 7th, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

Awesome! Have been waiting for news on this. Day 1 purchase here.

Off topic-
I have been a Sony customer for years. I have bought numerous PS1′s, PS2′s, PSP’s ,PS3′s and a Vita. I have spent thousands on PlayStation games and buy about three PS3 games a month. I have invested in a three- thousand dollar LED 3D Sony Bravia TV and own multiple wireless Sony Blu-ray players. If you follow in Microsoft’s trend of restricting media and requiring online connection these will be the last Sony products I purchase. I love Sony products and games but enough is enough. Please, do the right thing here, Sony.


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    + Dais Kawaguchi on June 7th, 2013 at 11:01 am said:

    Thanks! We’re happy to finally make the announcement!


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+ FeddeCampo on June 7th, 2013 at 10:29 am said:

Cool to have it on vita now :) great work guys!


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    + Dais Kawaguchi on June 7th, 2013 at 11:01 am said:

    Thank you :)


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+ xClayMeow on June 7th, 2013 at 10:31 am said:

Never played Malicious but it looks sweet. Hope there will be a demo!


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+ aelurio1980 on June 7th, 2013 at 10:34 am said:

Greats news.


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+ Mando44646 on June 7th, 2013 at 10:39 am said:

looks good. Always pumped for new PS Vita games!


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+ poodude on June 7th, 2013 at 10:47 am said:

OH MY GOD YES.

Hope you guys include a Platinum trophy :D.


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+ Sullenity on June 7th, 2013 at 10:47 am said:

YOU JUST MADE MY DAY SONY! Can’t wait to play this on the Vita! Have to start Malicious over on my PS3, HD crashed :(


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+ GhostBoosterver1 on June 7th, 2013 at 10:51 am said:

I’m not satisfied i, you have to do more if you want me sony


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+ D-Squad3 on June 7th, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

So no cross-buy?


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+ Blue_Euphoria on June 7th, 2013 at 10:57 am said:

Hope there’ll be a demo. Looks neat and I’m hungry to play more games on my Vita.


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+ YungShep on June 7th, 2013 at 11:00 am said:

the ps3 version was cool..but im more excited for the vita version!!!!!!!!!!


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+ RudoReels on June 7th, 2013 at 11:02 am said:

Tried Malicious on Plus, and I just didn’t ‘get’ it. At all. Cool for those who like it though, rock on. :)


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+ IIL0YDII on June 7th, 2013 at 11:06 am said:

Price point?


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+ DrROBschiz on June 7th, 2013 at 11:08 am said:

Seems like the perfect fit for the system!

Cannot wait to play it!


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    + Dais Kawaguchi on June 7th, 2013 at 11:30 am said:

    Thanks for noticing!
    In conjunction with the twin stick controls, you will also be able to use the touch screen on the PS Vita.
    Please stay tuned for more.


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+ C6Nl-f6N8-9Q8N on June 7th, 2013 at 11:24 am said:

to be honest im glad this game is comming to the vita. i chose sony as my game system because as a young child my favorite games were jak and daxter. and now an HD remake for the vita, sony when im 21 i want to sign up and work for you guys you are awesome people


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    + Dais Kawaguchi on June 10th, 2013 at 2:13 am said:

    Hi C6Nl-f6N8-9Q8N,
    Thank you so much for your kind words!
    Please join the team when you are ready :)


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+ GeoDarky on June 7th, 2013 at 11:35 am said:

i finished The Malicious on PS3 several days ago and i was left with hunger for more so this is perfect i can’t wait to take over the vassal again, Day 1


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+ Zionine on June 7th, 2013 at 11:41 am said:

Picking this one up for sure. :)


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+ lisatsunami on June 7th, 2013 at 11:45 am said:

Yay, more Vita games. Please don’t repeat last year’s mistake and forget to include Vita content during the E3 presser. You must know that the Vita owners are ravenous, demanding and never satisfied so please feature Vita content during E3.


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+ IzoGray on June 7th, 2013 at 12:23 pm said:

What code did you just post? It’s already been consumed.

Price on the game?


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+ eXdream on June 7th, 2013 at 12:36 pm said:

I’ve been a fan of the one on the PS3,seeing this coming to the West makes me very happy. Thank you :)


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    + Dais Kawaguchi on June 8th, 2013 at 3:31 am said:

    and thank you for your comments!


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+ corrosivefrost on June 7th, 2013 at 12:45 pm said:

Hopefully the framerate is actually a stable 30fps.
They couldn’t do it on PS3, but I guess we’ll see when this releases.


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+ Ryumoau on June 7th, 2013 at 12:58 pm said:

The ps3 version of this game was god awful. Terrible controls, almost non-existent story, and short play length. Why would anyone want this on the Vita?


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+ Dharos on June 7th, 2013 at 1:02 pm said:

I’m glad the Vita is getting more games, but I really tried to get into this particular title on the PS3 and I couldn’t find anything to keep me playing, the game has really awkward camera controls/lock-on system, some tediously long boss battles and a somewhat steep learning curve.


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+ Brapp347 on June 7th, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

There’s no way the vita can handle the same amount of enemies as the ps3 version had…

Right?


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    + Dais Kawaguchi on June 8th, 2013 at 3:36 am said:

    We can’t wait to get this in your hands :)


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+ Dragonsmana on June 7th, 2013 at 1:36 pm said:

Very glad to see this coming here! I loved the PS3 version, so this is a definite buy for me!


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+ DarkOne_PR on June 7th, 2013 at 2:23 pm said:

Awesome News :)


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+ Zidaneski on June 7th, 2013 at 3:08 pm said:

I played it for free through PS plus but it was so surprisingly awesome that I will buy this over PSN!


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    + Dais Kawaguchi on June 8th, 2013 at 3:46 am said:

    Thank you for playing the PS3 version! We hope you enjoy Malicious Rebirth also!
    Please stay tuned.


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+ Airwalkinman17 on June 7th, 2013 at 3:24 pm said:

I love my VITA.
Livin’ la VITA Loca!!!!


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+ juyus on June 7th, 2013 at 3:28 pm said:

my vita now feels like a king lol


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+ boob-monster on June 7th, 2013 at 3:51 pm said:

Yes another announcement for the vita, keep the support up. I have one question though, i got the malicious as ps+ free game, and i like it a lot. will this version have enough new content to warrant a purchase?


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    + Dais Kawaguchi on June 10th, 2013 at 2:27 am said:

    Yes, there are more bosses and new features that are new only available in Malicious Rebirth.
    Please stay tuned!!


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+ MX-Arekku on June 7th, 2013 at 3:53 pm said:

Wow, I was totally not expecting this.

I got Malicious for free on the PS3 due to PS Plus, and I stopped playing because I don’t have that much time to game on my house. So seeing this get localized is great!


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+ YoruAzeniaSIC on June 7th, 2013 at 4:14 pm said:

Eh this game didnt really grab me on a console but maybe itll be better on handheld


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+ Branflan on June 7th, 2013 at 5:38 pm said:

I hope the camera on the Vita version is better. It’s really an issue I hope they fix on the PSN version too, but I’m not holding my breath. Cool game in concept, but some things bother me about it like the camera and “3 continues only” system.


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+ tusunami on June 7th, 2013 at 5:45 pm said:

In response to number 5 for malicious rebirth free for PS Plus members don’t get your hopes up. Haven’t played the 1st game yet but glad to see a sequel to a stellar game coming to PS Vita. These are the top- notch titles that the PS Vita needs as well as original IP’s with variety & excellent pricing on games.


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+ sleeKSP3 on June 7th, 2013 at 5:57 pm said:

What’s the major difference between this one and the PS3 version? I paid for the PS3 version, and didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have.


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+ ltn2150 on June 7th, 2013 at 7:02 pm said:

hopefully its only 20$ and not too big -.-


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+ yazter on June 7th, 2013 at 7:26 pm said:

Platinum Trophy?


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+ zepified on June 7th, 2013 at 9:05 pm said:

YES!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just like how I waited what seemed like an eternity for the Hot Shots DLC, I’ve also been waiting with as much anticipation for this game. I’ve wanted to play this game ever since I saw the very first gameplay videos show up on Youtube when it was initially released in Japan. Now it looks like I’ll finally get my wish, and then some with all of the extra content and what not (the extra content being the reason why I’ve waited to purchase the game).

One question though… when you guys say “later this year,” do you mean not until winter or is it more along the lines of 1 or 2 months?? Because I sure hope it’s the later… everyone’s waited so long for this game and I’m not sure how much longer we can wait since we now know release is imminent as proven by this blog article. Either way I will wait because I have to… it’s just so hard knowing it’s for sure coming in the “near future.”


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