Velocity Ultra blasting onto PS3 from Vita

Vita shoot 'em up Velocity Ultra is making the jump to PlayStation 3 later this year. The HDified port is handled by Curve Studios, as every Vita indie port seems to be nowadays, while creator FuturLab focuses on sequel Velocity 2X. Unfortunately it won't support Cross-Buy or Cross-Save, so if you already own it on Vita you'd need to buy and start it again.

"Since we (FuturLab) self published on PS Vita, and Curve Studios are publishing on PS3, it wouldn't make any financial sense for Curve to publish if it were cross buy (because so many people got the PS Vita version for free on PlayStation Plus)," FuturLab director James Marsden explained in a comment on the announcement. "We thought it was better to have the game on PS3 without cross buy than not at all. Hope you can understand this..."

Similarly, as the two versions have been made by two different small companies, Marsden said "it would have been too much work to do cross save as it is a complicated process." Trophies and leaderboards are shared between the two, though.

Velocity Ultra was jolly well-received by critics. Here's a peek at the Vita version, delighting in its improvements over the original PS Mini game Velocity: