PlayStation Classic’s 20 games: North America, Europe, Japan editions

/ 04:59 PM October 31, 2018

Sony plans to introduce the PlayStation Classic at US$99 (about P5,300). Image: Courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment / AFP

Sony’s PlayStation Classic is due out December 3, 2018, and it comes with 20 games built in. What those games are will differ depending on which region a PlayStation Classic is made for.

The North American and European editions of the PlayStation Classic as well as the Japanese version of the miniaturized retro console have 12 titles in common.


Those include standard-setting titles “Final Fantasy VII,” “Metal Gear Solid,” and “Resident Evil: Director’s Cut” (aka “Biohazard: Director’s Cut”).

Also built-in worldwide are martial arts fighters “Tekken 3” and “Battle Arena Toshinden,” puzzlers “Intelligent Qube” and “Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo,” first-person 3D jump and run title “Jumping Flash!,” the PlayStation version of arcade game “Mr. Driller,” franchise debuts of the “Persona” and “Wild Arms” role-playing adventures, and motor racing game “Ridge Racer Type 4.”


That means the original “Grand Theft Auto” is exclusive to the North American and European PlayStation Classics, along with snowboarding excursion “Cool Boarders 2,” conflict-happy racers “Destruction Derby” and “Twisted Metal,” platform adventures “Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee” and “Rayman,” action game “Syphon Filter,” and tactical ops title “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six.”

However, Japan gets roleplaying adventures “Arc the Lad,” “Arc the Lad 2” and “SaGa Frontier,” shoot-’em-ups “G-Darius” and “Gradius Gaiden,” robot armor franchise debut “Armored Core,” and dice-rolling puzzle “Xi” (aka “Devil Dice”).

The PlayStation Classic arrives two years after Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition and a year on from the SNES Classic, both of which were in high demand. After the NES Classic was temporarily withdrawn in 2017, the 2018 holiday season will be the first where both Nintendo Classics are available. AB


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TOPICS: Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, PlayStation Classic, Resident Evil, retro console
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