Classics these PSone releases are not.
Apparently Sony doesn't realize that it's summer time, continuing to crank out week after week of massive updates to the PlayStation Store while you're out and about. Today's update is no different, as there are now two new PlayStation 3 titles and two more PSone "classics" to beat the heat with.
Battlefield 1943 finally makes its long-awaited release along with a demo, and at $15 is sure to be one of the fastest-selling PSN titles to date. Battlefield 1943's demo is joined by a demo of Ghostbusters, hoping to suck in gamers still on the fence. Also releasing today for PlayStation 3 is a conversion of PS2 title Buzz! Jr. Robo Jam, which is priced at just $4.99 and supports four players using either the Buzz! controllers or a standard PS3 controller. About those PS2 emulation rumors? Yeah, we're less optimistic about that happening anytime soon after seeing this game ported to PS3 when it could've just been re-released instead. Unless that's what they want us to think...
We gave the word "classics" the dreaded "quotes" because, quite frankly, neither PSone addition is a classic in any right thinking person's eyes. Those would be Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol, a mediocre squad-based shooter originally released a few months before the PS2 was released in 2000, and originally priced for just $10. Yes, it's been discounted a whopping $4 for it's re-release 9 years later. The other title is XS Junior League Soccer, which was originally released for the PSone in 2004. Yeah, not a good sign there. We can't personally speak to the quality of XS Games' kid-friendly take on soccer, but there's likely a good reason why it was released as shovelware well into the PS2's prime.
PSP owners also now have the option of buying both UMD Legacy titles Samurai Warriors: State of War and Ultimate Board Game Collection in downloadable form, priced at $14.99 and $9.99 respectively. Neither of those re-releases hold our hearts a-twitter either, but at least they're competitively priced compared to Ubisoft's overpriced game dump the past two weeks (TMNT for $19.99, seriously?).
You'll find the full list of new DLC, videos, etc. released today on the PlayStation.Blog.
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