Another Lemmings game coming out, this time only for the Playstation Vita, sadly it wont be available on game card but as a download title on PSN.
Should be available to buy in the next couple of weeks, i will update here when available and at what cost.
Info from Playstation Blog;
It’s fantastic to finally be able to talk about Lemmings Touch. d3t has been working on the Lemmingsfranchise since the PlayStation Mobile version, which we were extremely happy with. We always wanted to see what we could do with the Lemmings franchise on a device as capable as PS Vita, so we took on board all of the feedback we received from the PlayStation Mobile version and, as you will see when you get hands-on with the game, you guys – the community – have helped d3t make Lemmings Touch an extraordinarily refined and enjoyable experience.
Everyone loves Lemmings and as the name ‘Lemmings Touch’ suggests, the ‘touch’ aspect is something that we have implemented throughout the game, from the menus to the 100 incredible levels with a beautiful touch and swipe interface that is very intuitive and easy to use.
The mechanic is simple – you select a Lemming and then assign them a role. That IS simple, right? Yep, that’s the idea. But (and it’s a big but), as in all Lemmings games, it’s the levels that can prove difficult!
We have spent endless days working on a new presentation of the in-game HUD to make sure you have the perfect interface for Lemmings command and control. A pop-up radial menu frees up screen space so you can spend more time drooling over the magnificent landscapes that have been created to make the most of the luscious PS Vita screen.
There are also new ways to play, as we have a range of new objects you can interact with, such as cannons and trampolines that you need to aim by touching and manipulating them on-screen, platforms you can slide to transport Lemmings, objects you can lift up and down to create new paths, and buttons that Lemmings have to press to bring other areas of the levels into play. All of these are again directly controlled by your fingertips.
As well as the revamp to the control scheme, we’ve also created some brand new shiny environments specifically for the new touch objects. Candy Land is a wonderful world full of sugary treats, you might see some Lemmings stuffing their faces in these levels, but they are only doing it to save their fellow friends – honestly it’s not just greed! Space sees the Lemmings encountering UFO’s and rockets, in space no one can hear the Lemmings scream!
There is also a twist – not all Lemmings are quite what they seem. Stay tuned for future announcements when we’ll reveal more.
That’s all for now. We will share more about this fantastic experience soon and I’m sure you guys will love it. A Lemmings game has never played and looked as good as this ever, ever, ever before.
I've been in contact with the developers of a new port of Lemmings that's hitting Playstation Mobile devices (Sony phones, tablets, PSVita, other Android devices with PSM) here's what I've been told: Hi Justin,
Some great news for you – Lemmings PSM is due for release tomorrow (Wednesday 5th December, 2012) on the PSM store.
It’s great that Lemmings fans new and old will be enjoying the game on a whole new range of devices.
I can confirm that we have taken the PSP version of the game and introduced touch screen controls which are perfect for the title, resulting in a fantastic gameplay experience that I’m certain will thrill.
All the best,
Jamie. Great news here, I'll be adding screenshots and details later.
Update: I've been sent some screenshots to share with you guys, as you can see its pretty identical to the PSP version, which is no bad thing as the graphics looked very nice on that.
Update 2: New preview video added on youtube.
Also news on price the initial download is free, but to unlock the harder levels is £1.99, and the special levels are 79p, still with these options it's a chance to pick up a great version for very little money!
Just a follow up to the last post, it's come to light that the Playstation Mobile version of Lemmings hasn't been carried out by Team 17 but by D3T Ltd a new games developer, born from ex-developers whose previously work includes the Juiced series, and D.I.D's F22 and Eurofighter fight sims among other games.
I've been in contact to try and get some information regarding the port along with a release date, though any such Info needs to be cleared with Sony before hand, though i did get this statement from the developer.
"we have thoroughly enjoyed the project and even for seasoned developers like us, working on a prestigious title such as Lemmings is a privilege"
Hopefully I'll get back to you soon with more Information.
Yup, finally Sony have announced that Lemmings will be coming to all Playstation mobile platforms later in 2012, these include Xperia Play, PS Vita, Sony Tablets and phones, Asus, Wikipad and all other Playstation suite devices.
It's not yet known if its a straight port of the PSP or PS3 release, but I contacted Team 17 recently and they denied they were working on any new Lemming games, so it could just be a straight port of the code, or of course it could have been developed by a different development team.