Good news for fans of Nippon Ichi Software’s quirky games: The company is bringing its back catalog of PSP titles to the downloadable PlayStation Network Store this October.
Titles explicitly covered in the company’s announcement include Disgaea, Blade Dancer, Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? and “more.”
Even better, the week these games debut (October 1-7) they’re all going to feature an impressive 50 percent discount, meaning each game will only set you back $5 to $13. Considering that NIS’ games have long been known for containing hundreds of hours of gameplay, that’s a hell of a lot of bang for your buck — especially since the PSP versions of these games are often superior to their original PlayStation 2 iterations.
I’m all for the shift from disc-based games to downloadable content, and it’s nice to see a company fully exploiting the almost non-existent distribution costs of the PlayStation Network to tap a segment of gamers who otherwise might miss lesser known, but fantastic games like Disgaea. Even if people find themselves turned off by the game’s complexity, $5 is half the cost of a meal at a fast food joint, so they aren’t losing much.