PlayStation Classic Game Lineup Revealed

Earlier this week Sony announced the entire 20-title lineup for their upcoming PlayStation Classic mini-console ahead of its December 3, 2018, release date. Met with little surprise, we’re seeing a slightly different roster from both the Japanese and international releases, with the former focusing more on traditional popular RPG titles of the time while the latter focuses on action titles. We’re seeing titles such as Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Resident Evil, and Persona appear on both console releases, however, with the full lineup available below:

North America Release:

  1. Battle Arena Toshinden
  2. Cool Boarders 2
  3. Destruction Derby
  4. Final Fantasy 7
  5. Grand Theft Auto
  6. Intelligent Qube
  7. Jumping Flash
  8. Metal Gear Solid
  9. Mr Driller
  10. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  11. Rayman
  12. Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  13. Revelations: Persona
  14. Ridge Racer Type 4
  15. Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
  16. Syphon Filter
  17. Tekken 3
  18. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  19. Twisted Metal
  20. Wild Arms

Japanese Release:

  1. Arc the Lad
  2. Arc the Lad 2
  3. Armored Core
  4. Battle Arena Toshinden
  5. Devil Dice (aka XI [sai])
  6. Final Fantasy 7
  7. G Darius
  8. Gradius Gaiden
  9. Intelligent Qube
  10. Jumping Flash
  11. Metal Gear Solid
  12. Mr. Driller
  13. Parasite Eve
  14. Persona
  15. Resident Evil
  16. Ridge Racer Type 4
  17. SaGa Frontier
  18. Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
  19. Tekken 3
  20. Wild Arms

While both lists are honestly quite stacked, it’s quite surprising to see a few of the names that remain absent — including platform defining games such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon. With that being said, it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise given both titles received recent facelifts from Vicarious Visions and Toys for Bob respectively. Other surprising absences include Silent Hill, Gran Turismo, and Castlevania, though I’m not going to argue against the selections too much.

Of course, it’d be impossible for Sony to truly appease the entire PlayStation fanbase with just 20 titles, so it’d be interesting to find out just how they compiled the titles they chose. While I’m glad to see Persona included on the list, for example, I can’t imagine too many people considered it a higher performing classic than a few of the aforementioned titles.

Set to release worldwide on December 3, 2018, the PlayStation Classic can be picked up for $99.99 both online and in-store. Further information on the upcoming mini-console can be found via Sony’s official website.

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