Not only were gamers and press surprised when Sony decided to announce the worldwide release dates for the PlayStation Vita at the often ignored Web 2.0 Summit, but publishers and developers most likely were as well. While other companies have said that their titles will be launch titles when the Vita is released, none of them have made any further announcement now that the Vita does have a launch date.
Until now that is, as today Namco Bandai has placed a February 22nd release date on three of their launch titles. These games are Ridge Racer, Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen, and the new Katamari game which is named Touch My Katamari for us Westerners. These release dates count for North America and Europe as well, plus since these titles will also be sold digitally at the same time as retail release, you can try out your new Vita’s download capability as well.