Namco Bandai Games America Inc. this week said it will release Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja to Sony Corp.’s Playstation Vita in 2012.

Developed by Acquire Corp. and Spike Co. Ltd., the stealth action title will include platform elements and utilize the touch screen panel to throw shurikens and target grapple points.

Sony this week said the PS Vita will be sold Dec. 17 in Japan.

A U.S. release is planned for 2012.

Sony in Aug. said it will begin sale of the Playstation Vita in Japan this Dec., but delay the launch in U.S. and Europe until 2012.

The company previously said the handheld would be sold in the U.S. this holiday.

The PS Vita will include dual analog sticks, a 5-inch multi-touch OLED display, 3G & GPS, front and rear touch panels, and a compass on three axes. It will utilize flash-memory game cards.

The Wi-Fi only model will sell at $249.99. The 3G model will sell at $299.99.

Hardware specifications include an ARM Cortex A9 4-core CPU, front camera, rear camera, built-in microphone, and Bluetooth 2.1.

The company will partner with AT&T to allow current customers to access Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.

The PS Vita Party mode will allow users to chat with nearby owners. In addition, near will allow users to play with friends using their PSN ID.

The PS3 160GB Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle, which began sale May 31, includes the PS3 160GB hardware, a copy of Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, the Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC Pack, and a Dualshock 3 Controller at $299.99.

Sony in May began sale of the Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack, which includes the PSP-3000 handheld, 2GB Memory Stick Pro, Gran Turismo, and MLB 11 The Show at $199.99.

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