Acquire Teases Vita Game That Uses Images From Google Maps

By Spencer . March 14, 2013 . 11:07pm

imageAcquire, the developer of the Tenchu and Way of the Samurai games, have been a strong supporter of PlayStation Vita. The made Shinobido 2 for the system’s launch and then Sumioni: Demon Arts and Orgarhythm shortly afterwards.


Acquire is teasing a new PlayStation Vita game that asks visitors "Are you alive?" on a teaser site. The bottom attributes copyright to Digital Earth Technology, Digital Globe, TerraMatrics, Zenrin, and Google Maps. All of those companies that distribute map data or satellite images suggesting that Acquire’s game will use or have graphics inspired by those sources.

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  • JustThisOne

    Am I alive, hm? Throwing up some ideas here: perhaps a Matrix simulation? :P Let’s get all Serial Experiments Lain about this!

    That’s my guess.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    All those games got pretty bad reviews though, didn’t they?

    • psycho_bandaid

      most definitely. I played the crap out of shinobido for some reason. I complained endlessly about it but continued to play until I had beaten it three times. I guess that means I enjoyed it in some twisted way.

      • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

        I can’t vouch for the games personally anyway as I don’t have a Vita. I just remember all three being quite critically maligned, especially since Sumioni looked cool and unique. Acquire’s games lack polish but they do have a certain charm. I tried to submit music for Ogarhythm DLC, but I think they were only accepting songs from artists based in Japan…

        This forthcoming game’s teaser has definitely picqued my interest, though. Not sure why they’d be using graphics from Google maps? Hope it makes sense in context and isn’t just laziness..

    • Elvick

      Meh, reviews are just opinions.

      I’ve only played Sumioni, and it’s okay. I got it on sale, so for the price I got it at it was worth it.

      I liked the demo of Shinobido, but not enough to buy it. Hated the demo for Orgarhythm.

  • ragingmerifes

    Well, I want to play in maps from North Korea.

  • psycho_bandaid

    Aquire always has great ideas for their games even if the execution isnt always there. Definitely worth a shot.

  • HassanJamal

    Sounds like a survival game of sort.

  • Luis Camargo

    I just read a news that Vita might get a The Last Guy game. Maybe this is also related ?

    Anyway, I need more good games on my PSV. Hopefully will be good.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Did this turn out to be Mind Zero in the end, or am I just imagining that?

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