EscapeVektor absconding to 3DS and Vita

Originally exclusive to WiiWare, escapeVektor is plotting a new path to the 3DS and PlayStation Vita. If you missed the WiiWare release, escapeVektor has players helping a digital being named Vector, who is trapped inside the game console itself. This boils down to a simple action puzzle game of sorts with minimalist graphics.

Australian developer Nnooo had intended to release the game in four chapters on WiiWare, but has since decided "to roll them all into one game and bring it out on these new consoles to reach a wider audience." escapeVektor is slated for to launch on 3DS and Vita later this year. You can check out a trailer of the WiiWare original above.

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GDC announcement - Nnooo announces PlayStation®Vita and Nintendo 3DSTM versions of escapeVektorTM

Australian based games developer Nnooo has revealed their award-winning game escapeVektor will be coming to both the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. escapeVektor is a retro styled arcade game in which the player controls Vektor, an entity trapped inside the console's CPU.

The player has to help Vektor escape the CPU which has been holding him captive. In making his escape, Vektor must get through obstacles and avoid enemies, each with different hunting patterns and intelligence. As the player completes the various levels in the game, escape becomes more difficult. New abilities unlock to help the player outwit and destroy the CPU's army. As the player continues through the game, old code and memories are unlocked which reveal more about Vektor's past.

"We were delighted by the reception the WiiWare™ version of the game received," said Nic Watt, Creative Director at Nnooo. "We originally planned to have four Chapters but have now decided to roll them all into one game and bring it out on these new consoles to reach a wider audience."

The new version of the game will have new enemies and obstacles, plenty of extra levels and online leaderboards. Each console's unique features will also be highlighted.

"Playing the game in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS is really cool," said Watt. "With the background to each level pulsing in time to the cool chip-tune soundtrack you really get drawn into game's environment. For PlayStation Vita players we hope to make use of near™ and location based leaderboards. We'll also be experimenting with the front and rear touchscreen controls."

An early build of the Nintendo 3DS version of the game will be showcased at GDC.

escapeVektor for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS is scheduled for release in late 2012.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.