8 reasons to own a PS Vita in 2013 – the best portable games this year

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Killzone Mercenary

Another PlayStation shooter pedigree bursts all guns blazing onto Vita – although mercifully not looking as naff as Black Ops: Declassified. Playing as the titular mercenary, Killzone Mercenary is the first instalment in the series that lets you fight alongside the Helghan as well as the regular ISA “goodies”. Why? You’re a merc, all you care about is the cash. Gameplay is classic FPS joystick-waggling, with the Vita’s touchscreen used for a variety of brutal knife kills.

Release date: TBC 2013