Sony Unveils PlayStation Classic Lineup

Sony has officially revealed the 20 games that will feature in the PlayStation Classic. The games include classics such as Metal Gear SolidFinal Fantasy 7, and Resident Evil: Director’s Cut.

Blasts from the past

An official PlayStation blog post by Mary Yee, the VP of Marketing, details the 20 games Americans can expect in the PlayStation Classic. These games are:

  • 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

It’s a pretty comprehensive list, but there’s some grumbling about some of the supposed “classics”. The YouTube video linked in this article has 20% dislikes as of writing and people remarking that they’re glad they cancelled their pre-order. It might just be a case of differing tastes, but we’ll see how the PlayStation Classic does when the customers vote with their wallets.

Interestingly, the Japanese version of the PlayStation Classic has a different selection of games. These ones seem more focused on RPGs and side scrolling shoot-’em-ups. These games, according to Polygon, are:

  • Arc the Lad
  • Arc the Lad 2
  • Armored Core
  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Devil Dice (aka XI [sai])
  • Final Fantasy 7
  • G Darius
  • Gradius Gaiden
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr. Driller
  • Parasite Eve
  • Persona
  • Resident Evil
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • SaGa Frontier
  • Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
  • Tekken 3
  • Wild Arms

The PlayStation Classic releases worldwide December 3, the 24th anniversary of the original PlayStation’s release. It will cost American buyers $99.99.