Ubisoft Readying Rayman, Lumines, Assassin’s Creed and Three More for PS Vita

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Never shy about pumping out loads of games to support any new gaming hardware launch, Ubisoft has pledged its allegiance to the PlayStation Vita–launching before the end of 2011 in Japan and early next year in North America and Europe–by announcing the development of six titles.

Headlining the list are new iterations in the popular Assassin’s Creed and Lumines franchises alongside a portable version of Rayman Origins. Vita versions of Asphalt street racing, Dungeon Hunter Alliance and Michael Jackson The Experience are also in the works.

“With its processing power, dual tactile screens and cameras, PS Vita allows creators like Ubisoft new and unique opportunities to develop innovative games,”said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer of Ubisoft. “We’ve got a strong and varied line-up that will offer fun and immersion to all audiences of the PS Vita.”

“We’re delighted with the support and innovative content Ubisoft are bringing to PS Vita,” said Zeno Colaço, Vice President, Publisher & Developer Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “Great games are at the platform’s heart and with some of Ubisoft’s biggest and best brands coming to PS Vita, we are very excited to work with them in delivering the deepest gaming experience on the most powerful handheld entertainment system on the planet.”

Specific game details and release schedules are still to come, but if you’re in Germany for Gamescom this week, swing by Sony’s booth for a sneak peek at Dungeon Hunter Alliance and Asphalt running on PS Vita. Below are the first screenshots from the two aforementioned games.

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