Malicious was originally released by Japanese company Alvion in 2010, with a PS Vita version available in Japan since last year. The game drops the player into 3D combat arenas with a series of bosses, who are looted upon defeat for combat skills.
As well as the original game, Malicious Rebirth for Vita includes an extra chapter offering new levels, bosses and moves. The game is available for download priced at $14.99. Publisher Sony is also offering a Western Costume for $1.99 that will "only be available in select SCEA territories."