Spelunky due next week on PS3 and Vita in North America

UPDATE: Confirmed next Wednesday for Europe.

UPDATE: Spelunky on PSN has now been confirmed for Europe next Wednesday, 28th August, the developer announced on Twitter. I can dig it.

Original Story: Derek Yu's treasure hunting, platforming roguelike masterpiece Spelunky is coming to PS3 and Vita on 27th August in North America, Sony has announced.

Unfortunately, it's only been announced in North America so far, but we're looking into its European release, which will hopefully coincide with its overseas launch.

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Priced at $14.99, Spelunky will be a Cross-Buy affair, so buy it on Vita or PS3 and you'll receive it on the other platform as well, free of charge.

This Vita version of Spelunky is unique in that it allows players to play co-op without staying on the same screen. Game changer!

Spelunky will be the second game in Sony's month-long Summer Select line-up, which (dive)kicks off tomorrow with Divekick. Then there's Spelunky a week later followed by Zen's KickBeat on 3rd September and Muteki Corporation's retro Dragon Warrior-esque RPG throwback Dragon Fantasy: Book 2 on 10th September.

All titles feature Cross-Buy support and will be 20 per cent off during their launch week for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Given that Divekick and KickBeat launch the same week in Europe as they do in North America, it's not unreasonable to assume that Spelunky will follow suit, but we're still waiting on confirmation there.

Spelunky is the game that Eurogamer writers Ellie Gibson and Chris Donlan are using to raise their progeny. It achieved top marks on both XBLA and PC where Tom boldly stated in his review that "Spelunky is perfect." Well, almost, anyway. I'm pretty sure he'd like to review it again on PSN if only to give it another perfect score.

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