The redesigned, slimmer version of the PS Vita is coming to North America. Already available in both Japan and the UK, the latest version of the handheld sports a smaller body and swaps out the original’s OLED screen for an LCD display — it’s 20 percent thinner and features slightly improved battery life. The North American version will be released as part of a bundle alongside sci-fi shooter Borderlands 2 for $199.99. It also comes with an 8 GB memory card, as well as six different DLC packs for the game.
The redesigned “slim” PlayStation Vita, the PCH-2000 model, will be released in North America this spring as part of a $199 Borderlands 2 bundle, announced Sony’s John Koller during a press event in Los Angeles this afternoon. According to Koller, vice president of marketing for Sony Computer Entertainment America, the PS Vita version of Borderlands 2 will feature four-player cooperative play and cross-platform compatibility with save games from the original PlayStation 3 version of the game. It will also include six downloadable add-ons that Gearbox Software has released to this point. Iron Galaxy Studios is co-developing Borderlands 2 on PS Vita, and that version will by published by Sony Computer Entertainment.