Worth a look
"Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3" (Capcom, $39.99) - This stylish fighter looks as good on the Vita as it did on consoles, with its bright colors and flashy effects popping off the handheld's screen. The controls work well, too, making it easy to pull off the combos that the series is known for.
"Lumines: Electronic Symphony" (Ubisoft, $39.99) - Gamers looking for a quality puzzler should look no further than this latest edition of "Lumines." Maneuvering collapsing blocks across nearly 50 levels and a multitude of modes is fun and addictive, and battling with your friends for top scores never gets old.
"Dungeon Hunter: Alliance" (Ubisoft, $39.99) - This "Diablo"-esque dungeon crawler has been around for a while, but if you've never played it before it's certainly worth checking out. Hacking and slashing your way through countless enemies across numerous dungeons is fun by yourself, but even better when playing with up to three friends.
"WipeOut 2048" (Sony, $39.99) - Another one of Sony's launch staples, this high-speed racer feels right at home on the Vita. The ability to compete against players on the PlayStation 3 makes this a first-of-its-kind title and a solid addition to any Vita owner's library.
"ModNation Racers: Road Trip" (Sony, $29.99) - The adorable PS3 kart racer comes to Vita with an all-new career mode and new tracks, but the same solid control scheme. Some frame-rate issues and lengthy load times keep "Road Trip" from being truly special, but it still stands as one of the better launch efforts.
"Army Corps of Hell" (SquareEnix, $39.99) - A unique combination of "Pikmin" and "Overlord," this action-strategy title features some memorable boss fights and an awesome soundtrack, but the bulk of the gameplay quickly becomes repetitive. Despite that, the interesting premise more than makes up for any shortcomings. "Army Corps of Hell" is unlike any other Vita launch title and could easily become a cult classic.
The rest of the story
With more than two dozen titles available at launch and more expected to arrive shortly, we've barely scratched the surface here. Other games out now include "Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus," "BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend," "F1 2011," "Little Deviants," "Michael Jackson: The Experience HD," "Asphalt Injection," "Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen," "Ben 10: Galactic Racing," "Virtua Tennis 4," and "Touch My Katamari."
Among the more interesting titles expected to arrive soon are "MLB 12: The Show," "Gravity Rush," "Unit 13" and "Silent Hill: Book of Memories." And big-name franchises like "Call of Duty" and "Assassin's Creed" are bound for the Vita later this year.