Sony Adds PS2 Cult Classics to PSN

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Sony Adds PS2 Cult Classics to PSN

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PSN will soon be home to God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Odin Sphere, and other offbeat favorites.

Cult games used to follow a predictable arc: get released, get mostly ignored, and then slowly fade into obscurity as the fans weep. Digital distribution gives cult hits a second chance chance at life, and Sony wants to do its part to help. On October 4, Sony will launch the "Only on PlayStation Network" initiative, which will wheel out exclusive content and price promotions on a weekly basis. Its first offering will include a number of peculiar PS2 titles, marking the first time that PS2 games will be available for download on PSN.

Susan Panico, senior director of PSN, has promised a selection of "rare classic games," including God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Odin Sphere and Ring of Red. Panico did not detail prices for these titles, although gamers who spend $60 on PSN content in October will get $10 towards November content. "Only on PlayStation Network" will also cater to players with newer tastes, promising former PC exclusives like Eufloria and DLC for Sony titles like Infamous 2.

These five titles are currently the only PS2 games revealed for PSN, but that will probably change. Now that Sony has gotten over its initial reluctance to sell PS2 games as downloadable purchases, the "Only on PlayStation Network" promotion might open the floodgates for a whole library of PS2 hits (and near-hits) that gamers missed the first time around, or just want to play again. Expect further information as the promotion gets underway.

Source: IndustryGamers

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That's really awesome of them. I have to say, I'm a bit surprised, but pleased. I missed out on some stuff because I just couldn't find them, so this is pretty neat.

GrimGrimoire was an amazing lesbian Harry Potter type story and the strategy was great too can't wait to play that again
hopefully Dragon Quest VIII, Wild Arms 5, Xenosaga Episode III, Okami, Megaman X Command Missions, and Persona 4 get added to the mix as well :)

Ok this is cool I have to agree, but one question. Can I play my old PS2 games on my new PS3 (slim model) if they are bringing these on the PSN? I have a lot of PS2 games I would like to play and I don't want my PS2 dying and me not having the PS2 to PS3 adapter thingy

Another shot at God Hand? Consider me sold Sony, my copy was lost in a house move and it's a bastard to find.

This is awesome, I've always wanted to get a crack at GrimGrimoire and Odin Sphere, since they were out around the time the 360 was released I missed them.

And Ring of Red? That's one of my favorite games for the PS2 so I'm sold on picking that up, I want it in my collection even if it is a digital copy.

ill finally get god hand

please add in digital devil saga one day and ill be happy

Marshall Honorof:
Ring of Red.

Wait, what? I loved this game to death when it came out. Really awesome title, despite the shoddy translation. But it came so early in the PS2's lifecycle, and flew so far under the radar even back then that I often wonder if I'm the only person to have ever played it. Never thought I'd see it get a re-release in any form, but that is great.

BoredRolePlayer:
Ok this is cool I have to agree, but one question. Can I play my old PS2 games on my new PS3 (slim model) if they are bringing these on the PSN? I have a lot of PS2 games I would like to play and I don't want my PS2 dying and me not having the PS2 to PS3 adapter thingy

I'm fairly sure PS3s used a special part needed to read and play PS2 games which is something they removed among other things to lower costs, so I guess it's not likely they can't have an update to permit PS2 games on disc becoming playable.

Spend 60 bucks on PSN this month, and get 10 free next month...

Well, that shouldn't be too hard for me. It's even easier when I consider that I still don't have any of the New Vegas DLC.

Lucane:

BoredRolePlayer:
Ok this is cool I have to agree, but one question. Can I play my old PS2 games on my new PS3 (slim model) if they are bringing these on the PSN? I have a lot of PS2 games I would like to play and I don't want my PS2 dying and me not having the PS2 to PS3 adapter thingy

I'm fairly sure PS3s used a special part needed to read and play PS2 games which is something they removed among other things to lower costs, so I guess it's not likely they can't have an update to permit PS2 games on disc becoming playable.

They removed the emotion chip so it can't do hardware emulation (Like the Wii does for GameCune Games), but news like this sounds like they are going to implement a form of software emulation (Like the Xbox 360 does for old Xbox games) so maybe it would let us use are old PS2 games. Because I would be miffed having to re-buy and even hoping that the games I do want come out on the PSN, just because they won't do a form of software emulation.

BoredRolePlayer:
Ok this is cool I have to agree, but one question. Can I play my old PS2 games on my new PS3 (slim model) if they are bringing these on the PSN? I have a lot of PS2 games I would like to play and I don't want my PS2 dying and me not having the PS2 to PS3 adapter thingy

I don't know what to say, maybe these are not exactly PS2 emulations, maybe they're ports hailed as PS2 games, so that people won't start bitching about HD remakes and trophies. Or, the pigs will start flying and Sony finally came up with a solution for PS2 games on the PS3, although, returning to your initial question, I don't know if they're planning to re-sell PS2 games as exclusive downloadables, or you can finally pop-in PS2 discs and start playing to your hearts content. Or both.

OT: This is great!, this may finally make me buy a PS3 (after so many amazing games that I missed...).

Awesome. First games announced and I'm already getting two of them for sure (God Hand and Odin Sphere).

Kidding. I have them for PS2, but I salute Sony for finally fusing the 3 consoles together, sorta.

BoredRolePlayer:

Lucane:

BoredRolePlayer:
Ok this is cool I have to agree, but one question. Can I play my old PS2 games on my new PS3 (slim model) if they are bringing these on the PSN? I have a lot of PS2 games I would like to play and I don't want my PS2 dying and me not having the PS2 to PS3 adapter thingy

I'm fairly sure PS3s used a special part needed to read and play PS2 games which is something they removed among other things to lower costs, so I guess it's not likely they can't have an update to permit PS2 games on disc becoming playable.

They removed the emotion chip so it can't do hardware emulation (Like the Wii does for GameCune Games), but news like this sounds like they are going to implement a form of software emulation (Like the Xbox 360 does for old Xbox games) so maybe it would let us use are old PS2 games. Because I would be miffed having to re-buy and even hoping that the games I do want come out on the PSN, just because they won't do a form of software emulation.

Trust me I'd love for that to happen I'm in the same boat as you,I'm just saying don't get your hopes to high... the fall can sting a bit.

SupahGamuh:

BoredRolePlayer:
Ok this is cool I have to agree, but one question. Can I play my old PS2 games on my new PS3 (slim model) if they are bringing these on the PSN? I have a lot of PS2 games I would like to play and I don't want my PS2 dying and me not having the PS2 to PS3 adapter thingy

I don't know what to say, maybe these are not exactly PS2 emulations, maybe they're ports hailed as PS2 games, so that people won't start bitching about HD remakes and trophies. Or, the pigs will start flying and Sony finally came up with a solution for PS2 games on the PS3, although, returning to your initial question, I don't know if they're planning to re-sell PS2 games as exclusive downloadables, or you can finally pop-in PS2 discs and start playing to your hearts content.

OT: This is great!, this may finally make me buy a PS3 (after so many amazing games that I missed...).

I don't know, I mean most of the games I do own are the ATLUS and NIS(A) games that came out (I even owned GrimGrimoire and Odin Sphere at one point...wasn't to fond of them). And I spend a good 3 years looking for all of the SMT games so I wold be pissed if my PS2 broke and I can't replace them.

But at least it is in the right step I guess

Silent Hill!... oh, PS2 not PS :(
Silent Hill 2 and 3! The real thing not that Collection BS. Though they probably wont because they didn't include original voices because of right so that would include digital releases.

Lucane:

BoredRolePlayer:

Lucane:

I'm fairly sure PS3s used a special part needed to read and play PS2 games which is something they removed among other things to lower costs, so I guess it's not likely they can't have an update to permit PS2 games on disc becoming playable.

They removed the emotion chip so it can't do hardware emulation (Like the Wii does for GameCune Games), but news like this sounds like they are going to implement a form of software emulation (Like the Xbox 360 does for old Xbox games) so maybe it would let us use are old PS2 games. Because I would be miffed having to re-buy and even hoping that the games I do want come out on the PSN, just because they won't do a form of software emulation.

Trust me I'd love for that to happen I'm in the same boat as you,I'm just saying don't get your hopes to high... the fall can sting a bit.

After Nintendo refusing to localize certain RPGs to the US that people are begging for (The 3 on the Wii that I can't remember at the moment and the Mother games) I'm used to falls on my face like that. Also if I remember right some PS3 models can do software emulation.

Am I the only one who hears "Cult Classic" and immediately assumes we'll be having Kool-Aid with our video games?

esperandote:
Silent Hill!... oh, PS2 not PS :(
Silent Hill 2 and 3! The real thing not that Collection BS. Though they probably wont because they didn't include original voices because of right so that would include digital releases.

I think you can already get Silent Hill on PSN. It's in the PSOne Classics section.

About time Sony

I felt there was a huge resource of games Sony was not tapping into for the PSN market.

Hopefully many of these titles are PSP or PS Vita compatible as well.

So if they're putting PS2 games on PSN, this means that they're going to be adding software emulation to the console right? Which means I can finally play my old PS2 games on my PS3 right... right?

... didn't think so.

Oh well this is still pretty cool. I never played God Hand before, but I have seen the game and it's hilarious. I might pick this up sometime.

BoredRolePlayer:

Lucane:

BoredRolePlayer:

They removed the emotion chip so it can't do hardware emulation (Like the Wii does for GameCune Games), but news like this sounds like they are going to implement a form of software emulation (Like the Xbox 360 does for old Xbox games) so maybe it would let us use are old PS2 games. Because I would be miffed having to re-buy and even hoping that the games I do want come out on the PSN, just because they won't do a form of software emulation.

Trust me I'd love for that to happen I'm in the same boat as you,I'm just saying don't get your hopes to high... the fall can sting a bit.

After Nintendo refusing to localize certain RPGs to the US that people are begging for (The 3 on the Wii that I can't remember at the moment and the Mother games) I'm used to falls on my face like that. Also if I remember right some PS3 models can do software emulation.

DO you mean the originally released systems in the first year? yeah they were marketed as fully compatible but when they had to lower the price, If you mean that later models that can be "modded" physically and/or digitally to play ps2 games I've never heard of it though I wasn't really looking.

Just give me the .Hack//G.U. series, damn you Sony. It never got a release over herein the U.K. and I wanted it so bad. So bad.

Still no War of the Monsters? No Gladius?

Dammit Sony, DO WHAT I WANT.

Marshall Honorof:
Its first offering will include a number of peculiar PS2 titles, marking the first time that PS2 games will be available for download on PSN.

So the Prince of Persia games available to download on PSN aren't PS2 games?

Don't get me wrong, this all sounds rather neat, but I swear I've seen PS2 games on PSN before.

Satsuki666:

Marshall Honorof:
On October 4, Sony will launch the "Only on PlayStation Network" initiative, which will wheel out exclusive content and price promotions on a weekly basis. Its first offering will include a number of peculiar PS2 titles, marking the first time that PS2 games will be available for download on PSN.

Except that you can already get some ps2 games on the PSN. All three ps2 prince of persia games are on their as well as god of war 1 & 2 and it would not surprise me if their were others.

For a moment I thought I was alone in this.

Everyone darn well better nab Godhand. That is one serious piece of genius. Besides...

No one can deny the sheer epicness of its ending theme.

Lucane:

BoredRolePlayer:

Lucane:

Trust me I'd love for that to happen I'm in the same boat as you,I'm just saying don't get your hopes to high... the fall can sting a bit.

After Nintendo refusing to localize certain RPGs to the US that people are begging for (The 3 on the Wii that I can't remember at the moment and the Mother games) I'm used to falls on my face like that. Also if I remember right some PS3 models can do software emulation.

DO you mean the originally released systems in the first year? yeah they were marketed as fully compatible but when they had to lower the price, If you mean that later models that can be "modded" physically and/or digitally to play ps2 games I've never heard of it though I wasn't really looking.

I remember people complaining how some games didn't "play" right on some forums and you can't mention the word "modded" without getting banned.

Marshall Honorof:
On October 4, Sony will launch the "Only on PlayStation Network" initiative, which will wheel out exclusive content and price promotions on a weekly basis. Its first offering will include a number of peculiar PS2 titles, marking the first time that PS2 games will be available for download on PSN.

Except that you can already get some ps2 games on the PSN. All three ps2 prince of persia games are on their as well as god of war 1 & 2 and it would not surprise me if their were others.

I may be weeping tears of joy, but my wallet is weeping tears of dread.

Vivi22:

Marshall Honorof:
Ring of Red.

Wait, what? I loved this game to death when it came out. Really awesome title, despite the shoddy translation. But it came so early in the PS2's lifecycle, and flew so far under the radar even back then that I often wonder if I'm the only person to have ever played it. Never thought I'd see it get a re-release in any form, but that is great.

I still own it.... and many of these games. There is no need for me to re-buy games that I already own.

God Hand, you say? I'll buy it. I've always wanted to play that game.

Now just release the .Hack series and the Zone of the Enders games and I'll be happy.

edit: I might even buy a PS3 to play them on.

That is pretty cool. Itīs good to be able to re-play our favourite games from the last gen consoles. Now if only someone could find a way to get Shenmue 1 and 2 on the PSN...

This is one of the many times I wish I had money.

On the upside, it helps me decide which console is going to be my main console.

i have over 300 ps2 games, why don't sony let me play them on the ps3 without me having to rebuy them again.

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