141w ago - Sega Digital Campaigns Manager Mike Kebby has announced today that Mega Drive Classics are coming to Sony's PlayStation Network.
To quote: So I'm not going to pretend that this is news to you as it's already been announced that we have six Mega Drive titles - Classics, if you will - coming to PS Plus users for free.
Did you know however, that non-subscribers will also be able to get hold of them too?
Starting with the well loved Sonic the Hedgehog, which is coming to you via PlayStation Store this Wednesday 30th March, to then be followed over the next few months by five more titles. Those other five titles you may well ask? Well, they would be Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe 2, Altered Beast and Comix Zone.
At the moment we've got a release schedule in place, and unless some unruly badniks get into the system and damage our code, you can expect the titles to release as follows:
• Sonic 2 - free for PS Plus users on April 6th, released onto PS Store on April 20th
• Streets of Rage 2 - free for Plus users on May 4th, released onto PS Store on May 18th
• Golden Axe 2 - free for Plus users on June 1st, released onto PS Store on June 15th
As yet we can't confirm the release dates for Altered Beast and Comix...
160w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced today some deals on Dead Nation and PSOne Classics for PlayStation Plus members alongside a video trailer.
To quote: At the end of November, Housemarque, the developers of Super Stardust HD (the first game to ever feature trophies), returns to the PlayStation Network with the widely-anticipated title, Dead Nation.
PlayStation Plus subscribers can take it to the zombie apocalypse for 20% off. Also, for our trophy hunters out there, Dead Nation has a platinum trophy, so be sure to pick it up while it's on sale!
Looking for something to keep your mind off of the zombie apocalypse? PlayStation Plus subscribers will also receive discounts on two huge PlayStation franchises: Tomb Raider and Twisted Metal. Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation takes Lara Croft to Egypt in the continuation of her adventures on the PSone.
Twisted Metal 2 comes from the mind of David Jaffe and takes gamers deeper into the destruction of Calypso's Twisted Metal tournament. Along with these classics, we are discounting two new import titles, Blockids and Dezaemon Plus, and offering a free download of Vector TD, a tower defense from the minis collection.
197w ago - Today Siliconera.com (linked above) has revealed that Mega Man 3 is joining the PSOne Classics for PS3 and PSP on PSN in April, 2010.
Fans of the series will be pleased to know Mega Man 3 will be hitting Japan's PlayStation Store sometime next month!
This version will include re-done menus, tips from Protoman while playing, a 'hard' mode and an assortment of various illustrations.
To quote: "Features in this edition of Mega Man 3 include a revamped menus, in-game tips from Protoman, hard mode, a boss rush, and a collection of illustrations.
You can get Mega Man 3 from Japan's PlayStation Store sometime in April or, if you're really lucky, win it by purchasing Mega Man 10.
Fifty people that buy Mega Man 10 from PSN between March 9 and 23 will win a digital download of Mega Man 3. Unfortunately, this promotion is only for Japan, or perhaps those with Japan region PSN accounts."
201w ago - According to Senior Director Susan Panico, Sony plans to introduce The Tester on PlayStation Network this month while VP Peter Dille has also hinted to IGN that more PS1 and PS2 classics are destined for PSN.
The Tester joins other original programming, such as PULSE and Qore, as the company looks to continue expanding its video content on the service.
To quote: "We've had a very different strategic approach by having our service offered for free," Panico said. "Offering a premium service someday that might make sense, but right now it's important to deliver a great array of digital content for free to help broaden PlayStation Network's access."
Dille stated, to quote: "From our side, we're going through our own studio organization and trying to make sure all these old games are out there so that we can lead by example, but we're also communicating with all the third-parties about the success of the Final Fantasy games, and other PS1 and PS2 classics.
By all means, I think people can look for more of that because once the third-parties see how this works, it's just found money. There's not a whole lot...