Video game hardware maker and publisher Sony has announced that gamers who own a PlayStation Vita handheld in Japan will be able to soon get a number of titles linked to a new AR Play initiative, which is designed to show off the possibilities of the Augmented Reality features of the hardware.
Starting with June 28, players will be able to get special AR cards that can be printed and then used, with some of them also handed out by retailers when gamers get a new device or games.
The AR Play cards can be used with upcoming games like Cliff Diving, Fireworks and Table Play Soccer, which will be offered for free by Sony.
The PlayStation Vita has been disappointing when it comes to sales in Japan, and it is unlikely that the AR Play initiative will significantly change its fortunes.
Industry watcher are expecting to see Sony implement a price cut for the PlayStation Vita at some point during the summer.