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Sony Brings Exclusives And PS2 Games To PSN

Only on PSN.

Starting this week, Sony will be pushing exclusive games and gaming content as part of a brand new ‘Only On PlayStation Network’ program the company is rolling out, according to IndustryGamers.


Capcom's God Hand, coming to PS3!
The games will include high profile stuff like inFamous: Festival of Blood as well as Pub Fund indie games like Eufloria and Okabu.  Regular PSN developers like PixelJunk (with Sidescroller) will also bolster the line-up.

“‘Only On PlayStation Network’ is our line of great exclusive games that users can count on to deliver exciting game experiences that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Susan Panico, senior director of PlayStation Network, SCEA.

Cleverly, Sony will also be pushing PS2 titles onto the PSN, like the esoteric God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo, Odin Sphere and Ring of Red.  Other incentives abound, like discounts for Plus subscribers and credit back when you spend certain amounts.

Although locked down for the US at the moment, we’d be disappointed not to hear something similar from SCEE soon, although most of the ideas do already match up with the European Play scheme.

The program kicks off withj Eufloria and Rochard this week, Sideway: New York next week, Okabu and Rocketbirds the week after and the vampire filled inFamous on the 25th, alongside Sidescroller.

Via IndustryGamers.

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33 Comments
  1. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Wait. What? PS2 titles? How?

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:17.
    • Kamokazi-UK
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      I’d like to know that as well…

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:19.
      • scavenga
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Probably just modded with a PS3 boot up, like God Of War collection etc – only without the HD..?

        Good stuff though!

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:23.
      • Devil2k
        Member
        Since: Jan 2011

        So what if someone already has a copy of the game that’s being offered on the PSN? Can they just let’s say, put it in the drive to confirm they actually have it and then download a version from PSN? Or will they have to buy it again? If the latter then I have to ask the question “why, is the process of releasing “HD” versions taking too long?”

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 11:22.
    • Gadbury
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      I thought exactly this re. already owning the original PS2 disc. However, there would be a mass of illegal downloads. Pass around that PS2 classic when you’re done would you? :) Unless of course they can uniquely determine each individual copy and one’s it’s been checked, that PSN ID can download it up to 5 times.

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 17:10.
  2. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    But they said that the PS3 lacked the chip that is needed to run PS2 games both physical and digital copies. O_O Anyway, i hope SCEE does give us some PS2(which i bet will be 3 years behind SCEA ;) It would be excellent if they release MGS2 &3 on the store when MGS hd comes out. :)

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:20.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Only launch model PS3s can play PS2 games and theryre aren’t that many about.

      Uhm. Confused.

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:22.
      • Hamzz
        Member
        Since: Aug 2010

        Some of the 80gb US models were able to emulate some ps2 titles, it’ll most likely be the same for our ps3’s :)

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 17:29.
      • RudeAwakening
        Member
        Since: Jan 2011

        Excellent have my ps3 since launch.

        Comment posted on 05/10/2011 at 19:39.
    • Kamokazi-UK
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      Well my launch 60 is still going strong…its the trophies i’m after if they do any re-coding. But I doubt it will happen that way.

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:23.
      • Awayze
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        It’s about time you changed the thermal paste!

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 11:48.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      likely emulated…

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 10:13.
      • fattyuk
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        already getting MGS 2 and 3 with my metal gear solid hd special edition :D

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 10:43.
      • fattyuk
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        ment to reply to lone Steve :p

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 10:44.
      • Sympozium
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        :(

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 11:59.
      • Kennykazey
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        I’ll reply to you Sympozium; Yes, emulation is most likely, and hopefully the emulation will allow HD-resolutions and Anti-aliasing. Something most PC emulators can pull off. The PS1 emulation has this to a certain extent, but could be much improved trough texture filtering and better AA.

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 13:54.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        I would actually buy both MGS HD and the PS2 versions. What? I love MGS and if Konami have messed up MGS 2&3, i’ll have something to fall back and have my memories of MGS3 not ruined. :D Metal Gear Solid 2 &3 still look good to this very day.

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 14:22.
      • Sympozium
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        Why would they release MGS for PS2 classics…. after making MGS HD?

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 16:24.
  3. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    It would be great to see PS2 titles like XIII on PS3…especially seeing as this had online capability on PS2, but was pretty useless back then!

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:29.
  4. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever
  5. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Its nice how its the more less famous.. (eh..) titles, Always wanted to try God Hand

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 10:15.
  6. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Is this what the weird trailer last week (I think) was about?
    You know, the one you (or one of you other writers) said Kevin Butler tweeted?

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 10:48.
    • Jakster123x
      Member
      Since: Aug 2011

      My first thought, too.

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 16:00.
  7. Reality Check
    Banned
    Since: May 2011

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 11:58.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Yes but those are more common?… like I said many haven’t heard of the likes of Maximo, God Head and the others I guess where late in PS2s life and I’m sure my libary would be even more obscure….

      Helloooo Dark Cloud? Soul Reaver 2? I want… even though I already have them..

      Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 12:02.
      • Devil2k
        Member
        Since: Jan 2011

        GodHand and Maximo are really early PS2 games. I think they were released in the first year of console’s life.

        Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 22:52.
  8. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Didn’t Geohot already confirm that the PS3 was capable of running PS2 games (without the actual PS2 chip) when he hacked it?
    Anyways, what a dick move on Sony’s side to deny any PS2 compatibility whatsoever and now it is possible? Bunch of greedy liars…

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 12:29.
  9. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Sideway: New York looks like a cool game, hopefully it comes with a trial. With the right emulation, these PS2 games could rival the HD-re-releases. But I’m not holding my breath.

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 14:00.
  10. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    ps2 games on ps3 :)
    but only if you rebuy them.o_O
    :(

    i’ve got a copy of god hand to hand, pardon the pun.
    literally, i can reach out from where i’m sitting and pick it up.
    but the only way i could play it on ps3 is by rebuying it?

    i’ll pass thanks.

    it wouldn’t have been so bad if europe ever actually got a properly backwards compatible ps3 like the rest of the world did.

    no, they made that pitiful excuse about lack of parts so they could redesign the motherboard to remove the emotion engine or whichever one it was they took out.
    then proved that the shortage was a lie was by flooding the market.

    how do you go from a severe shortage, to flooding the market?

    before you say anything, yes, i am still bitter about that.

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 16:28.

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