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Sony Reveals Franchise-Spanning Game Collections

| 6 Aug 2012 17:45
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Entire PlayStation franchises will be re-released in $30 Collection sets.

The current console generation is almost eight years old. Let that sink in for a moment. It means that as we approach the end of this generation, newcomers who just purchased their consoles have eight years worth of games to choose from, a difficult task considering that many titles may no longer be available on store shelves. Thankfully, Sony is making the challenge a little easier with an announcement that several popular franchises will be re-released in a new "PlayStation Collections" format. Starting on August 28th, gamers will be able to buy God of War, inFamous, and Ratchet & Clank collections that include most (if not all) games from the series and additional bonuses for $30 each.

The God of War Saga, the most impressive collection so far, will include all three core God of War games as well as the remastered Origins pack, exclusive bonus content, and a 1-Month PlayStation Plus Voucher. The inFamous collection will come with the 2 main games, the Festival of Blood DLC game, extra missions, additional costumes and bonuses. Finally, the Ratchet & Clank Collection includes the first three console titles from the series, a 10th Anniversary avatar, and early access to the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Demo. All collections also come with full PlayStation Trophy support and 3D Compatibility for select titles.

While the industry is rightfully looking forward to its upcoming consoles, collections like these are a great way for gamers to enjoy the best titles of the PlayStation's massive library without breaking their wallets in the process. As a gamer who only just bought a PlayStation 3 last December, I can personally attest to the difficulties of hunting for older titles, which sets like these go a long way towards relieving.

With eight years worth of current generation games in Sony's back catalog, only one question remains: What PlayStation Collections will Sony re-release next?

Source: PlayStation Blog, via Joystiq

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