British retailer Play.com has accidentally leaked the names of four upcoming PlayStation Vita titles, according to a news report published today.
Update 2: In a statement to Eurogamer, Play.com confirmed that the above image is fake.
Update: Some folks have questioned the validity of this image. More information below.
A tipster sent gaming website Eurogamer the above screenshot, which contains retail listings for Vita games Monster Hunter Portable 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Nights, Tales of Innocence R, and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.
Monster Hunter Portable 3 may be related to the PSP game Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which publisher Capcom never released outside of Japan.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Nights could be a portable spinoff or remake of publisher Rockstar's popular open-world game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Its title is somewhat reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, which Rockstar released for Sony's Vita predecessor, the PlayStation Portable, in 2005. A prequel to Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, hit the PSP in 2006.
Publisher Namco Bandai has already released the roleplaying game Tales of Innocence R in Japan, though it has not yet announced localization for the U.S. or Europe.
Perhaps the most interesting news here is an HD version of action-RPG Final Fantasy Type-0, which publisher Square Enix released for PlayStation Portable in Japan last year. Although the chances that we'll see that PSP game in the U.S. or Europe seem fairly slim, an HD remake for PlayStation Vita is far more likely to make its way over here.
Sony has said it will announce a new wave of PlayStation Vita games on March 9. I've reached out to Sony for comment and will update if I hear anything.