Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro's studio Access Games created Lords of Arcana for the PlayStation Portable, which Lords of Apocalypse is a Vita port of. Lords of Arcana was itself based on the popular Lords of Vermillion trading card game.
Martin Robinson went hands-on with Lords of Apocalypse at the Tokyo Game Show.
"Lords of Apocalypse's taut combat and well produced universe are both handsome fits for the Vita, and the second analogue stick gives the kind of camera control that's impossible on the PSP, but its lineage is clear enough," he wrote.
"Ultimately it's a game that's unlikely to make it outside of Japan, and the language barrier makes it an unattractive option to import - but the concept of porting over some of the PSP's bigger franchises and custom-fitting them to the Vita is one that may well make it over here."