Return to Arstotzka as Papers, Please lands on PS Vita next week

Over three years after it was originally announced, the PS Vita port of Papers, Please is finally ready for release. Glory to Arstotzka!

The long wait is over and your name has finally been pulled in the October lottery. Papers, Please is releasing on the PS Vita next week. To be specific, it’s coming out on 12th December. PS Vita fans have been waiting for the game for a while now, given that the port was initially announced at Gamescom in August 2014.

It took three years, but developer Lucas Pope has finally managed to put the game on Sony’s handheld. According to Pope, the game will release in the North America and Europe territories on this date. The Japan release is going to take longer.

Papers, Please originally released in 2013 and won considerable critical acclaim. The game is a ‘dystopian document thriller’ and involves being a border checkpoint officer who must check immigration documents to determine whether you should let a person into your country or not. As the game progresses, your totalitarian government places increasingly complicated demands, and you must also contend with forces working to undermine the government.

The game was also in the news recently for its upcoming short film adaptation by Russian filmmakers Liliya and Nikita Ordynskiy. The film is supposed to release before the end of this year, as there has been no news about it being delayed.

Papers, Please is presently available on PC, Mac, Linux and iOS. Here’s the Steam page and the App Store page. You can also get the game DRM-free: check the official website for store links.

For more indies that released on the PS Vita recently, have a look at VA-11 HALL-A. Don’t forget that Stardew Valley is also making its way to the handheld console next year!

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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