Two new Invizimals games are coming to Europe in 2013, Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom on PlayStation 3 and Invizimals: The Alliance on PlayStation Vita, publisher Sony Computer Entertainment announced this week.
We've reached out to Sony to ask if these games will be available in North America, and will update this article with any response we receive.
The games will mark the series' first appearance on PS3 and PS Vita. The three previous entries in the franchise — the original Invizimals, Invizimals: Shadow Zone and Invizimals: The Lost Tribes — were all released exclusively on PlayStation Portable. The Lost Tribes was never released in North America.
The Alliance is in development at Novarama Technology, the studio behind the existing Invizimals titles. Like the PSP games, The Alliance will be an augmented reality game. It will task you with tracking, hunting and capturing Invizimals around your real-life environment with the PS Vita's camera, touch features and motion-sensing capabilities. It will also offer a new battle system that supports up to four Invizimals at once.
"We have made sure the PS Vita is the perfect Invizimal hunting machine," said Dani Sanchez-Crespo, creative director and CEO at Novarama Technology, on the European PlayStation Blog.
Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom is being developed by Magenta Software, whose previous credits include the Buzz! Junior series of kid-oriented minigame collections. The PS3 title won't have augmented reality features; instead, it will feature a single-player campaign in which you can play as Invizimals and save the Lost Kingdom.
Magenta and Novarama are also working together to implement cross-platform play between The Alliance on PS Vita and The Lost Kingdom on PS3, which will enable multiplayer gaming for up to four players in a battle arena. Sony released a teaser trailer along with the announcement; you can watch it above, and check out two screenshots of each game below.