News – Sony Announces PlayStation Classic Loaded With 20 Games, Includes Final Fantasy and Tekken
UPDATE: Sony has revealed the full list of PlayStation One games that will be included on its PlayStation Classic mini console. Joining the original line-up of Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, R4 Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms are some gems like Cool Boarders 2, the original GTA, Syphon Filter, Resident Evil, Persona, Twisted Metal, MGS and Rayman.
PlayStation Classic All 20 Games Included:
Battle Arena Toshinden Cool Boarders 2 Destruction Derby Final Fantasy VII Grand Theft Auto Intelligent Qube Jumping Flash! Metal Gear Solid Mr. Driller Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee Rayman Resident Evil Director’s Cut Revelations: Persona Ridge Racer Type 4 Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Syphon Filter Tekken 3 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Twisted Metal Wild Arms
Sony has touched a lot of bases here, despite some glaring omissions. When you’re limited to just 20 games it’s always going to be nearly impossible though, and it’s sad to see Crash, Gran Turismo, Silent Hill, Tomb Raider, and Castlevania not make the cut. With such a limited number of games this was always going to happen, but there’s a feeling that Battle Arena Toshinden, Jumping Flash and Intelligent Qube, among a few others, were perhaps waste spots. PS1 really isn’t the ideal platform to experience the original Rainbow Six either.
What are your thoughts on the final games line-up for the PlayStation Classic?
Original Story – 19-Sep-2018 – Sony Announces PlayStation Classic Loaded With 20 Games, Includes Final Fantasy and Tekken
Sony has taken a leaf out of Nintendo’s book with the announcement of the nostalgia-inducing PlayStation Classic, a miniaturised version of Sony’s first games console that revolutionised gaming for the modern age. The original PlayStation arguably brought gaming out of the basement and into the front room with its line-up of titles like Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, Syphon Filter, Tekken, Final Fantasy, Silent Hill, Resident Evil and more.
“Almost 25 years ago, the original PlayStation was introduced to the world. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, it was the first home console in video game history to ship 100 million units worldwide, offering consumers a chance to play games with real-time 3D rendered graphics in their homes for the first time,” said PlayStation senior VP, Eric Lempel.
The PlayStation Classic is almost half the size of the original PlayStation, although it retains the exact same look. The big change is the addition of an HDMI output round the back, allowing this classic console to be hooked up to modern TVs with ease.
The console itself will be available for $99.99 / €99.99 / £89.99 and includes two wired PlayStation controllers plus, and here’s the potential downside, a fairly small catalogue of 20 games pre-loaded onto the system. The only confirmed games right now are Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, R4 Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. They’re all pretty beloved titles in their own way, but we’re itching to find out what the other 15 games are. The original PS1 was heavily reliant on third-party titles during its retail run, with a noticeable lack of first-party games from Sony. They’re going to have to ink some pretty big deals with third-parties to flesh the library out, including the likes of Konami and Capcom.
Amusingly, it was only just over a year ago that Sony’s own Jim Ryan said “I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?” It’s funny how things change.
Sony’s PlayStation Classic will be launching worldwide on December 3rd, 2018, and if you look around there are a few locations to pre-order right now.
Anyone planning to pick up one of these? Do you think these early 3D games hold up, or have they had their time? Let us know!