Sony Announces Huge Indie Portfolio Expansion For PS3, PS4, Vita

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The indie gaming scene is exploding on PlayStation platforms this year. We’ve already heard about games like Lone Survivor, Hotline Miami, Thomas Was Alone, Guacamelee! and Dragon Fantasy Book II coming to PS3 and Vita, but these titles are only the tip of the iceberg.

Tonight at a Game Developers Conference press event, Sony announced key partnerships with top industry talent to further realize the PlayStation Network’s potential as the leading platform for indie console gaming across all current and future PlayStation systems. Yes, that means the PlayStation 4, which has added free-to-play FPS Blacklight: Retribution and dinosaur-hunting FPS Primal Carnage: Genesis to its early roster of self-published and independently developed games, joining Jonathan Blow’s ambitious puzzle game, The Witness.

New indie games announced for dual release on PS3 and Vita include the two-button fighting game Divekick from Iron Galaxy Studios and randomly-generated cave platformer Spelunky. Another game with support from the PlayStation Pub Fund is Metrico, an innovative, Vita-exclusive adventure that takes place within “an atmospheric infographic world, utilizing the PS Vita controls in a new way.” The Vita is also getting the first-ever portable edition of puzzle platformer Limbo.

PlayStation Mobile joins the indie party with these upcoming titles: A Virus Named Tom; Beatdown in Treachery City; Crumble; Crystallon; Don’t Wake the Bear; Hermit Crab in Space!; Oh, Deer!; Rymndkapsel; and Ten By Eight.

Stay tuned tonight and throughout the rest of the week as we bring to you additional info and assets for some of these upcoming PlayStation indies!

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