- Grille Logic
- Dice de Chocobo
- Chocobo Stallion
- Arkanoid Returns
- Yamasa Digi Selection
In Japan, companies like Square Enix and Konami have supported the PSN by re-releasing treasured PS1 classics onto the PS Store. However, the rest of the world's catalog has been quite lacking. Yoshida explained that these digital downloads don't offer much profit, calling the potential monies "insignificant." He also noted that there are many issues involving licensing, especially with the music found in older games. That usually adds to the difficulty of bringing back PS1 games.
While lamenting the lack of PS1 support on the PSN, he did ask us a favor: "Maybe if you can convince the third parties."
A game like Ehrgeiz might be a game that's good to pick up for collectors and Final Fantasy freaks. This blogger owned the Japanese version back in the day and it's quite English friendly as most fighting games are. Just remember, to buy games off the Japanese store you need a Japanese account and a Japanese PSN card to load funds.
[Via PSP GadgetZ]
Unfortunately, SCEA and Square Enix USA haven't announced any similar plans to release English language versions of these classics. We hope that they follow suit soon.
News of six new PS1 games for Japan is quite a huge contrast to North America's ... zero. While it would certainly be ideal to have more vintage games on our side of the earth, we still need to remember that a tangled web of legalities are what's keeping things from moving further. Rights and ownership to digital content ... is there any program that can be implemented to speed up such processes?
[Via PSP GadgetZ]
Like we promised, we're now presenting our top ten best PlayStation brand ads to balance out our previous feature. Are these good ones as memorable as the awful ones? Or are they not shocking enough to deserve your attention? You'll find out soon, won't you?
The other three games include Lord Monarch and Wizard's Harmony 2 which are both strategy RPGs. The last is Dig-a-Dig Pukka, a digging game. All titles are ¥600 ($5.73) each.
Kojima's Policenauts is joined by another PS1 title, Nectaris, in today's PSN update.
- Wizard's Harmony
- Pro-Mahjong Kiwame Tengensenhen
- Joshikouki no Houkago... Pukunpa
- Bloody Roar
- Arcade Hits: Shienryu
While the Japanese get back to building their downloadable PS1 catalog, what can we expect out of North America's PS1 offerings? Well, a store redesign not only means a graphical face lift; it could also symbolize a new direction with new content. With that in mind, let's hope the direction we're heading to means more PS1 games finding a place on the North American PlayStation Store, and a home on our PSPs.
- Atelier Elie
- Crash Bash (aka Crash Bandicoot Carnival)
- Dezaemon Kids!
- Master of Monsters: Disciples of Gaia
- Metal Gear Solid
- Pro Mahjong Kiwame Plus II
That makes: one tactical espionage thriller in MGS, one RPG in Atelier Elie, a strategy adventure in Master of Monsters, Mahjong Plus II speaks for itself, Crash Bash is a party game, and Dezaemon Kids! is some sort of art title for children. Pretty nice list; however, MGS is top dog this week.
[Thanks, Joseph C.!]
Spyro the Dragon
Addie no Okurimono
Gakkou wo Tsukurou
Kawa no Nushi Tsuri
- Dezaemon Plus
- Pro Mahjong Kiwame Plus
- Kuroi Hitomi no Noir ~ Cielgris Fantasm ~
- Block Kuzoshi
- WaiWai Kusayakyu