PS Vita Trailer Highlights Impressive New Features

As if we weren’t already salivating at the mouth enough, in anticipation of Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Vita, the electronics giant has raised our anticipation even more by showcasing some of its cool new features.

The footage shown is brief, running at only about a minute and a half, give or take a few seconds. However, it does a very good job of showing off some of the interesting new capabilities of the device, which go further than just the ability to play some awesome looking games. Their aim seems to be to make it much more of a community friendly device, which is certainly good news, and should definitely help them cater to a more social crowd of on the go gamers.

What you’ll see below is pretty impressive. Watch as someone seamlessly translates his progress from the PS3 to the hand-held Vita, for mobile gaming. Then, see how he meets new friends using the device’s Near feature, with the ability to send out messages and find other users in the area. Not only that, but we’re also briefly shown the party system in action, which is certainly appealing.

If you look make sure not to look away at all, you’ll also catch some brief glimpses of gameplay footage from some of the most talked about upcoming Vita games, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss and LittleBIGPlanet Vita.

Now we just have to somehow wait until the holidays to actually try this thing.