Sony Unveils PlayStation Classic Lineup

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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.

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