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Sony promotion highlights cross-platform features for PS Vita launch games

Sony has confirmed a number of cross-platform features for the launch games of its upcoming PS Vita handheld that will carry across to its PlayStation 3 console.
Sony has confirmed a number of cross-platform features for the launch games of its upcoming PS Vita handheld that will carry across to its PlayStation 3 console. Several of the PS Vita's launch games will come with promotional offers, which mean that PS3 owners can receive copies of games for both consoles. The promotion isn't just meant to build up goodwill with Vita buyers, but also a clever way to promote the handheld's capabilities for connectivity with Sony's flagship PlayStation 3 home console. Notable releases featured in this promotion include Hustle Kings, Wipeout 2048 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Those users who buy the downloadable version of Hustle Kings for PS Vita will automatically receive the PS3 version for free, and vice versa. DLC for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 can also be carried across for free between the two systems, while users who buy MotorStorm RC will be able to play it on both PS Vita and PS3 with a single purchase. The biggest deal, however, comes with the purchase of Wipeout 2048 -- anyone who buys the game for PS Vita will be able to download the WipEout HD and HD Fury DLC for free (as long as they already own the original games for PS3), and also get other Wipeout 2048 DLC at no cost. The PS Vita is due to launch in the U.S. on February 22, although first edition bundles were available this week. Consumer outlet reviewers have already posted varied opinions over its potential.

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