The original Velocity was an unexpected hit when it released as a PSP Mini in 2012, blending the bottom to top screen 2D shooting of classics like Ikaruga with the unique ability to teleport your ship between obstacles on the screen. 2X does in theory deliver on its name, as it expands beyond spaceship shooting stages with sidescrolling platforming stages starring the ship's pilot. These sections also have you trying to rescue hostages, similar to Konami's long lost GBA game Ninja Five-O.
Sony's put a lot of faith in the Velocity series. That game proved so successful, Sony backed Velocity Ultra, a remastered for PS Vita and consoles, and even led the PlayStation company to sign a significant funding deal with FuturLab.
Velocity 2X (8/5/14)