The Vita may be struggling as a platform in the UK, much to the chagrin of its loyal users, but in Japan it’s still in fine form. Freedom Wars is the latest title to capitalise on the hugely dedicated market there. Selling a staggering 300,000 copies in its opening fortnight, and remaining number one on the video game charts (for all platforms) for the duration. it’s safe to say Freedom Wars is Japan’s latest big IP.
It’s easy to see why, too – the game bears more than a passing resemblance to the ludicrously successful Monster Hunter series. You take a big sword, or an even bigger gun, and use it to slay enormous enemies. The difference here is that the game is set in the distant future, where Japan’s 47 prefectures have been split into criminal states known as ‘Panopticons’. Price: £23 • You may also like the latest impossibly slim waterproof sony xperia z3 compact android tablet.