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Machinarium Vita confirmed for March release

Critically acclaimed point-and-click adventure gets enhanced portable release

Amanita Design founder and game designer Jakub Dvorský has confirmed a March 26 release for a Vita version of his acclaimed puzzle adventure, Machinarium.

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First released for PC, Mac and Linux in 2009, the highly regarded point-and-click quest game was successful enough to see later releases on PS3, iPad 2, Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.

Now it's coming to Vita, as an ESRB classification had suggested, and Dvorský promises "all the enhancements from the PS3 version" along with "some new features to complement PS Vita's capabilities".

He explained, "You can now control the game not only with the system's analog sticks and buttons, but also directly with your fingers on the touch screen and rear touch panel. We've improved the zoom feature too, so it's more convenient to play the game in a portable capacity."

He added, "We've also integrated PSN leaderboards: see how quickly you can finish the game, and how your time stacks up against the rest of the world (compete for the best scores in Machinarium's minigames, as well)."

The Vita version will cost $6.99 when it hits the PS Store for Vita. An EU date is yet to be confirmed.

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