After announcing their UMD Passport system that allows PSP games to be re-downloaded onto the Vita at a discount price, Sony has revealed some new details about what we can expect when running a game on the new handheld. Specifically, expect multiple graphics options, electronic manuals, transferrable save files and configurable thumbstick support.
Andriasang, as usual, has the full scoop from the land of the rising sun. Upon loading up a PSP game on the Vita, you'll be presented with a Live Area that includes the game content, save files and electronic manual. From there, you'll be able to access a comprehensive options menu that allows you to activate the graphics smoothing filter and configure the second thumbstick to your personal preferences. If the game happens to support a camera, you can choose whether to the front or back. Even the coloured bezel can be changed to match your aesthetic tastes.
To transfer a save file, you'll need to use the PS Vita Content Management program on PS3 (arriving via future firmware update), or a soon-to-be released PC Content Management Assistant.