The makers of Guacamelee, the upcoming PS3/PS Vita action platformer (a MetroidVania, if you will), have announced that it'll have some unique functionality when it launches next year.

"We're integrating the Vita as a PS3 controller for Guacamelee, utilizing the Vita screen for a mini-map, and hopefully more," DrinkBox Studios' Chris McQuinn revealed to Joystiq. "Does this sound like a next-gen console you've heard of perhaps? As far as we know, we're the first game doing this."

Well, they're the first game doing it on the PS Vita, at least.

Do you think this is a good use for the PS Vita? If you get both the PS3 and Vita versions for the price of one (like Sound Shapes), would you use this functionality? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter.