As to the US version of the game, 4J Studios said that it hasn’t confirmed a release date for it yet. Hopefully we’ll hear of one soon.
A new trailer was released alongside this announcement that shows off some wonderful square-edged creations from the sandbox crafting adventure.
The PS Vita version of Minecraft will be cross-buy enabled so you’ll get the PS3 version as well for the single price. The PS4 version isn’t included in that cross-buy deal but you can purchase it for a reduced price if you own the PS3 / Vita version.
Last month, Microsoft announced that it was to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang. There were some that feared that Microsoft wouldn’t want Minecraft to be released on rival platforms, such as the PS Vita, but Microsoft’s Phil Spencer assured fans that it would still be coming to all planned platforms.