PlayStation Vita owners will be able to play compatible multiplayer titles with PSP users, Sony has confirmed.
According to the system's Japanese website, as translated by Siliconera, if you download a PSP title onto your Vita from PSN, you will be able to play ad hoc multiplayer with users running the same game on Sony's last-gen handheld.
Apparently not every single PSP game will be compatible, though the majority will.
Swery65, creator of eye-catching Xbox 360 game Deadly Premonition, has announced he is the director of PlayStation Vita launch title Lords of Apocalypse, according to a report by Siliconera.
Nintendo may have done its best to spoil Sony's party by announcing that Monster Hunter would be coming to the 3DS, but the air of celebration continues around the Vita. 31 games for the handheld made an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show, and - Monster Hunter aside - it was the biggest pull of the event.
With no firm word of a release date outside of Japan and no region locking for the console's software, there is of course a huge temptation to import Sony's Vita when it comes out in the East on 17th December. 26 games launching alongside the handheld ensure that, unlike this year's 3DS launch, there will be a wealth of options when it comes to picking up games.
Sony's first-party games provide the obvious highlights - and Uncharted: Golden Abyss is as close to an essential purchase as there is for the Vita, both a technical marvel that's perfect for showcasing the console's power as well as an extension of one of this generation's best-loved series.