PlayStation Now serves as Sony’s answer to backwards compatibility. The service allows you to stream PlayStation 3 games over various devices, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and some smart phones and TVs. It’s not a perfect system, the prices are rather ridiculous right now and streaming isn’t quite the best way to play games, but some people have taken a liking to the availability of games and developers and publishers have been releasing a steady amount of content for it: last year a 105 game dump was spearheaded by 21 Capcom games.
Telltale is getting in on the action by throwing ten of their own games on the service. Most of the games they’re adding are from before they were know for their new style narrative-focused adventure games. Games like Puzzle Agent, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, Jurassic Park: The Game, and Tales of Monkey Island are among the list showing their Point and Click adventure roots. A pair of Sam & Max games also made the cut, specifically Beyond Time and Space and The Devil’s Playhouse. Telltale’s strangely awesome Evil Dead/Borderlands/Venture Bros./Sam & Max/Portal poker crossover game Poker Night 2 is also included. Finally The Wolf Among Us also makes the cut, which makes sense considering that’s one of their greatest post-The Walking Dead games.
You may notice that there’s only eight games listed there, as the final two games they offer come with a strange caveat. Tales from the Borderlands and The Walking Dead: Season 2 are also both going to be made available, but only the first two episodes of each game. One could probably assume that the latter three episodes will be included later, but it’s a strange decision to include all five episode of some of their games but not others. This is particularly disastrous in The Walking Dead: Season 2’s case, considering that game only improved somewhere around episode 3.
Telltale is certainly staying busy. They’re currently working on putting out the last episode for Minecraft: Story Mode, and have just put out the first episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne. Telltale is also currently working on Game of Thrones: Season 2 and a game based on Batman.