The full lineup of games for the upcoming PlayStation Classic console has been revealed.
The news came via a blog post on Sony's website, which revealed all 20 games consumers can expect to play when the console launches on December 3rd. It's an interesting mixture, with some firm fan favorites joined by some slightly more obscure cult classics.
PlayStation Classic Full Lineup
Here's the full lineup of games:
- 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
The full list comes after 5 games were previously announced by Sony: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. The presence of classics like Metal Gear Solid and Grand Theft Auto will come as a surprise to nobody, but there are some unexpected inclusions. Revelations: Persona is likely being included thanks to the runaway popularity of PS4 exclusive Persona 5, while Western-themed RPG Wild Arms and puzzler Intelligent Qube come as a genuine surprise. The absence of Konami's classic RPG Suikoden or its sequel will come as a blow to some, while Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is likely a no-show thanks to Konami's Requiem collection, which bundles that game and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.
What is the PlayStation Classic?
The PlayStation Classic is a mini-console reminiscent of Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic hardware. It's a replica of the original PlayStation, but it's 45% smaller and comes with full HDMI support. When it's released, it'll come complete with 2 controllers, both of which are USB rather than the original PlayStation's proprietary connector (no word yet on whether the controllers will function as standard USB devices too). The controllers won't have analog sticks; Sony is going for the original 1994 PlayStation rather than any iterations on same. It's also not possible to use original memory cards with the PlayStation Classic - it'll come with a virtual memory card for save files instead.
Sony's mini-PlayStation launches on December 3rd in the US and Canada with an MSRP of $99.99. Check out the list of games we think should have appeared on this plucky little console right here.