The Sony Playstation Classic will include Metal Gear Solid and Grand Theft Auto among a total of 20 games, the company has disclosed today.
Inspired by the unexpected popularity of Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic consoles, which also feature a limited number of built-in classic games, Sony is planning to get the Playstation Classic into shops on 3 December in a bid to catch the Christmas rush.
The full rundown of the games that will be included in the console, as disclosed today, are as follows:
- 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
- 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
Most of the games were not Playstation exclusives first time round and, indeed, versions of most of the games are still available in one form or other on PC and other platforms.
For example, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy VII and the original Grand Theft Auto were all released on PC; Rayman even made it to the Game Boy Color and Atari Jaguar; and, Ubisoft has positively milked its Tom Clancy Rainbow Six franchise so thoroughly that there are at least 20 titles and DLC under the "Rainbow Six" moniker alone.
Nevertheless, for that authentic late-1990s console vibe, the Sony Playstation Classic is expected to be a Christmas sell out, at a price of £89.99.
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