Fans of Naughty Dog’s Jak and Daxter series who fancy their gaming on the go may be delighted to hear the series’ trilogy of classic PS2 platformers is scheduled for release on PS Vita later this year. In what has to be one of the oddest ways to kind-sorta-promote-without-anyone-really-noticing The Last Of Us, the games will make their handheld debut following their recent classification by the ESRB, though if last year’s Vita port of Metal Gear Colid Collection is anything to go by, it won’t include the series’ PSP entries Daxter and The Lost Frontier.
This is the latest port to grace Sony’s year-old console, which often offers support for Cross-Play, a term the company uses for games bought for either PS3 or Vita that can be played across both consoles on a single copy. It’s not clear yet whether that applies to Jak And Daxter Collection, seeing as the gap between its PS3 release and any future Vita release is getting longer by the day. It will likely at least support Transfarring, which will allow players to use the same save across both versions if they own them.
To me, this is good news, because the more Naughty Dog I can play when I’m on the bus or on a plane or in the shower or in the West Indies or in a place or doing a thing, the better. Jak And Daxter and its sequels can sit alongside Uncharted: Golden Abyss and the first four Crash Bandicoot games on my machine’s tiny memory stick and accompany me wherever I go so long as wherever I go’s got a suitable British three-pin power outlet and somewhere comfy to sit, and preferably a mini fridge.
As with the rest of its Vita brethren, the games will have Trophy support, so you can look forward to/dread hunting all those orbs down for a second time if you’re so inclined. Jak And Daxter Collection on PS Vita is expected sometime this year. You likely to pick this up? Let us know in the comments below.