Velocity Ultra

Velocity Ultra plummets to PC this year

In case you didn't already know our Velocity.

Velocity Ultra - FuturLab's enhanced Vita version of its PlayStation mini puzzle shooter Velocity - is set for a PC release on Steam sometime between now and Christmas.

Here's a look at some more of Velocity's sequel

VideoHere's a look at some more of Velocity's sequel

2X the action in Futurlab's Vita follow-up.

Velocity went down a treat when it came out last year, and when it was repurposed for the Vita not long after it became one of the best reasons to own Sony's handheld. So it wasn't too much of a surprise to learn that there was a sequel in the works - though it was nice to find out that FuturLab's really pushing itself for the follow-up. Building on the fast-paced, quick-witted shooting of the original, Velocity 2X transposes its teleporting mechanics to on-foot sections for some supplementary Turrican-style thrills.

It's all looking rather good, and Ian Higton caught up with FuturLab's James Marsden at EGX to get a rundown of what's new - as well as picking up some exclusive new gameplay in the process.

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It's not a Velocity sequel, it's a native HD rework for Vita

It's not a Velocity sequel, it's a native HD rework for Vita

He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy.

PS Minis game Velocity isn't getting a sequel just yet. The announcement teased in December has turned out to be for Velocity Ultra, a native PS Vita version - an HD rework - of the PS Minis game.

A sequel isn't off the table, though: a questionnaire has been sent out asking people what they'd like from a second game. Presumably Velocity 2 is the next project in the pipeline.

FuturLab described Velocity Ultra on the PlayStation Blog as the Director's Cut of the game. All the art is being reworked to "a much higher standard" and changing from a pixelated style to cartoon.

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