Publisher 505 Games has announced that Supremacy MMA will launch on PlayStation Vita "this fall", suggesting Sony's PlayStation Portable successor will launch in the UK this year.
Sony is yet to date PlayStation Vita's European launch. Release dates and UK pricing are expected to be announced at Gamescom next month.
"Begin the bloodletting!" reads 505's official press release. "Global videogame publisher 505 Games and Kung Fu Factory announced today that Supremacy MMA will break bones and smash faces on Sony’s next-gen portable platform, the PlayStation Vita this fall.
"Supremacy MMA for PS Vita will come packing exclusive content including new fighters, venues and features found only on the PS Vita, delivering all the brutality and fast arcade action of the most controversial MMA game in history on the hottest handheld of this generation."
505 president Ian Howe goes on to reinforce the suggestion that Vita is out in the UK this year.
"Supremacy MMA takes MMA where it's never gone before, with unprecedented brutality and arcade speed, and now it's headed for another new frontier as the sole MMA game to go to handheld in 2011.
"The arcade-styled gameplay is perfectly suited for quick handheld sessions, and the game looks amazing on Sony's hot new tech."
Later in the release 505 Games says: "Dominating the fighting market this fall, Supremacy MMA will be the only MMA fighting game this year when it bullies its way onto store shelves on September 20, 2011 for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and then onto PlayStation Vita for Holiday 2011."
A spokesperson for 505 Games in the UK confirmed to Eurogamer this afternoon that the press release was accurate, but that the "fall" release date refers to when the publisher believes Vita will launch on these shores, and may be subject to change.
Eurogamer has contacted Sony for comment.