Just last week, Sony shocked gamers everywhere with the announcement of the PlayStation Classic. Following in the footsteps of Nintendo’s SNES Classic, this mini-console will feature 20 fan-favorite PlayStation 1 titles that will surely cause some intense nostalgia. Launching on December 3rd and going for $99, Sony’s nostalgia machine will also include two familiar-looking USB controllers and an HDMI port to connect to your television.
In a description of the PlayStation Classic, Sony states:
Relive the moments that changed gaming forever, with the iconic PlayStation Classic – featuring 20 of the best games from the original PlayStation console, including Final Fantasy VII, TEKKEN 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash!, Wild Arms and more to be announced…
With those five titles, that means Sony has confirmed 25 percent of the games that will come preloaded on the system.
The five announced titles already bring quite a bit of variety to the PlayStation Classic, with two beloved JRPGs in Final Fantasy 7 and Wild Arms, a racing game in R4: Ridge Racer Type-4, popular platformer Jumping Flash!, and critically-acclaimed fighting game Tekken 3. One can only imagine what exciting surprises the additional fifteen games might bring. This throwback system will not be receiving any extra games post-launch, as it has zero online connectivity. That means that if this console sells well, Sony would have to release a new edition of the system with new titles attached to it.
Are these five games enough to convince gamers that the PlayStation Classic is a must-have? Or will they have to show more before they can impress the die-hard PlayStation fanbase that makes up much of the gaming community? We’ll find out soon enough.
The PlayStation Classic mini-console will release on December 3, 2018, for $99. Pre-orders are currently live.
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