‘Vita Means Life’ is an Unofficial, Hardcover Book That Will Cover the History of the PlayStation Vita — and Its Kickstarter is Live Now!

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By Juno Stump on December 7th, 2021


The PlayStation Vita is a special system to so many people, and now it’s easier than ever to see why. Inspired by Jeremy Parish’s Game Works series, author Sandeep Rai’s ‘Vita Means Life’ combines his previous three Vita books into one massive, hardcover book, with new content added!

The book may be unofficial but that really doesn’t make it any less definitive. ‘Vita Means Life’ will look at the history and legacy of the PS Vita through interviews, retrospectives, and more, across 400 pages of detailed text. The project’s Kickstarter was fully funded rather quickly but it’s certainly worth investing in, especially for diehard Vita fans.

Ten Years of PlayStation Vita

There are a few ways to back the project and it’s relatively inexpensive, especially if you don’t mind a digital copy of the book. It’s not much more for those interested in a physical copy either, and there are even options for multiple copies, which would be perfect for gifts.

‘Vita Means Life’ isn’t expected to release until April 2022 but it looks like it will be worth the wait, especially with all of the included extras. All backers will receive the following rewards, which were unlocked as part of the campaign’s stretch goals: a PS Vita themed bookmark, an audio reading of the book’s ‘History’ chapters (read by the author, Sandeep Rai), an enhanced ebook of ‘Vita Means Life’, which will include GIFs, videos, and other media that will enrich the reader’s experience, and finally, physical backers will receive ‘PlayStation Vita Collector’s Handbook’, a 140-page reference book that will contain everything else a Vita fan might need, including a complete list of all of the games released for the Vita.

‘Vita Means Life’ should make for the perfect coffee table book too; each section is split up, making it easy to parse through its many pages. The retrospectives of ‘Vita Means Life’ include several noteworthy titles, including Persona 4 Golden, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Shovel Knight, Salt & Sanctuary, Trails of Cold Steel 1 & 2, and more. The book’s interviews aren’t just limited to game development either; developers also share insights on the Vita’s launch and how it was working on gamers for the console.

Check out the Kickstarter page for more information and don’t miss the opportunity to help support such a cool project. Print media on the PlayStation Vita is about as rad as it gets. As a reminder, the Kickstarter has been fully funded. However, you have until Friday, December 24 2021 at 12:00 PM CST if you’d like to support the project further while also securing a copy for yourself.

Juno really likes video games. Horror is their favorite but she also likes other stuff.


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