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PS2 Titles Also Coming To European PS3s

Oh my.

We’ve just spoken to Sony and can confirm that European PS3 owners can also look forward to PS2 games coming to their console – exciting news for anyone doubting the validity of our earlier post this morning.

“The Only On PlayStation Network programme is for the SCEA region only,” said a SCEE spokesperson to TheSixthAxis.

“However, we will be bringing the majority of the content to the SCEE audience, including Classic PS2 titles.”   Note the capital letter, which might suggest that’s the official line.

It sounds like it doesn’t end there, either.

“We have numerous exciting offers that we will be introducing to PSN users throughout our region in the lead up to Christmas and look forward to sharing these with you.”

Exciting stuff, if Sony can get the right PS2 titles out there for us…

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48 Comments
  1. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Lovely that they’re doing this but can’t help feel they’ve missed the boat a little and this should’ve been well under way over two years ago. Oh well. It’s still good news.

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:48.
    • Kamokazi-UK
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      Agreed.

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:49.
    • ProjectJAY
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      True, but I’m gonna label this one as ‘better late than never’ :)

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:52.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      It was probably deliberate… or maybe just a result of manager slapping beurocracy. Either way, it smells like they’re going to try to make the black beast last as many years as possible!

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 10:02.
      • Foxhound_Solid
        Is a smart cookie.
        Since: Dec 2009

        Odd really…to be honest though, if I cant physically buy an upgraded ps2 game and shelf it ill keep my original ps2 titles. Great move for those who missed out on the games first time round….

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 13:16.
  2. Kamokazi-UK
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2!

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:48.
    • SpikeyMikey23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      YES!

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:50.
    • makibah
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Wanted this since I got my ps3. I played the arse out of those games.

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 10:08.
    • MayContainEvil
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      No! I want them to get the full HD re-release treatment, dammit I want to see a Kingdom Hearts platinum in my trophy list.

      I don’t like this move, surely this will decrease the number of HD re-releases we get, and I like having the much improved frame rate, anti-aliasing and trophies that come with them.

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 10:56.
      • kivi95
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        Well now we will be able to play them on PSV :D

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 13:55.
  3. ProjectJAY
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Squeeeeeeee!

    *crosses fingers for Okami*

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:49.
  4. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Would love Primal from Sony Cambridge, but I also have undying love for NHL2002 (the sweet-spot in fun Vs over complicated realism) & SSX3 although I’d be doubtful EA would get in on the act.

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:49.
  5. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Yes! Even if they don’t get the HD treatment, I’d love to be able to play some of my favourite PS2 games! Just hope they bring Mark of Kri, that was my favourite!

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:49.
    • gazzagb
      Master of speling mitakse
      Since: Feb 2009

      Ooh, and Star Wars Battlefront 2, that would be brilliant, especially with online play!

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:50.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      I don’t know I’ve played BF2 on the pc this year and well its a bit aged… ai would be better and better choice, deserves a sequel with better animation and physics, where as it been? why leave it dead on the PSP?

      Ridiculous it would sell much like the demand of Monster Hunter on PS3 or Xbox (but that isn’t healthy in Japan).. it will sell millions, stupid business people fans want a new Battlefront… :p simples

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 12:21.
      • gazzagb
        Master of speling mitakse
        Since: Feb 2009

        Battlefront 3 would be brilliant, but I doubt we’ll see it for a while.

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 14:04.
  6. tom_lord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    God Hand & Maximo, two games I always wanted when younger but could never find!

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:49.
    • Gadbury
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      I have Maximo on PS2. Was disappointed. Hoped for a 3D Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts but it was nowhere near as good.

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 17:06.
  7. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    I would love tony hawks 3 to appear on the store. Loved that game!!

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:50.
    • blackredyellow
      Member
      Since: Mar 2009

      Hell yeah, only game I had for 6 months nd loved every minute!

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 17:16.
  8. Darth Newdar
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see some of the “Classics HD” line released in a digital format – I’m hoping for Ico/SotC and Sly Cooper. At reasonable prices.

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:52.
  9. Joe Dart
    Member
    Since: Sep 2011

    I would be more excited about this but looking at how only about 100 PS1 games have been released over a 5 year period on European PSN I’m not expecting there to be a great selection for a very long time, especially if many of the best PS2 games are getting HD makeovers.

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:55.
    • tactical20
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      And 50 of those are Disney games. I’m not holding out much hope for the GTA Trilogy.

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 10:13.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        don’t forget all the playon budget label shovelware titles from the last days of the ps1.
        titles that went for like £1.99 new.

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 16:31.
  10. blond_man6187
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    24 the game absolutely!

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 10:18.

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