Developer Gl33ntwine has released Dead Space Vita, a port of Dead Space Mobile. This follows other great Android ports for Vita such as Fahrenheit, Crazy Taxi , Rockstar’s Bully and GTA San Andreas, as well as Final Fantasy ports.
What is Dead Space for PS Vita?
Dead Space (mobile) is an Android/iOS spin off of the Dead Space franchise. Although this is not the main “Dead Space” you remember from the PS3/XBOX 360 era, don’t be fooled by the “Mobile” aspect of the game, it’s really good. Wikipedia says:
Upon release, Dead Space received very positive reviews.[…] Reviews emphasized the extent to which the title replicated the look and feel of the Dead Space series within the limitations of a mobile touchscreen device, whilst also praising the fact that the game was a new story, not simply a port of the original Dead Space game.
From the port’s Readme:
Dead Space is a 2011 survival horror mobile game for iOS and Android devices. A spin-off within the Dead Space series, the game is set after the events of original Dead Space and prior to the events of Dead Space 2 and shows how the Necromorph outbreak began and spread through the Titan Sprawl.
This homebrew is a loader of the Xperia Play release of Dead Space, based on the Android SO Loader by TheFloW. The loader provides a tailored, minimalistic Android-like environment to run the official ARMv6 game executable on the PS Vita.
Please, read the installation instructions on GitHub.
Download and Install Dead Space for PS Vita
We recommend that you Download and install VitaDB Downloader to then easily install any homebrew. You can also get Dead Space PS Vita directly here.
Setup (from the readme)
In order to properly install the game, you’ll have to follow these steps precisely:
⚠️ Don’t install fd_fix.skprx if you’re using the rePatch plugin!
⚠️ Even if you had kubridge.skprx installed before, most likely you still need to update it, since a new version of the plugin was released at the same time as this port.
Make sure you have libshacccg.suprx in the ur0:/data/ folder on your console. If you don’t, use ShaRKBR33D to get it quickly and easily.
Legally obtain your copy of Dead Space Mobile for Xperia Play in a form of an .apk file. The version for regular Android devices, also known as the latest/Google Play version, will not work! Make sure that your game is v1.1.33 (this is the last one supported on Xperia Play and provided via EA Store back in 2012).
ℹ️ Verify that your build is exactly the correct one using sha1sum (can also be found as an online tool). sha1sum for lib/armeabi/libEAMGameDeadSpace.so must be 0ed42b611415015807f759ec9b5457857143ce39
Open the .apk with any zip explorer (like 7-Zip) and extract all folders from the .apk into ux0:data/deadspace on your Vita. Example of correct resulting path: ux0:data/deadspace/lib/armeabi/libEAMGameDeadSpace.so
If your .apk was less than 100MB of size, you also need assets (“cache”). You need to run the game at least once on your Xperia so that it downloads the required files, and then you can find them at /sdcard/ea/deadspace/published. Copy the published folder to ux0:data/deadspace/assets/ on your Vita. Example of correct resulting path: ux0:data/deadspace/assets/published/data/achievements.sb
Install DeadSpace.vpk (from Releases).