After a couple leaks, Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 2 games will begin releasing on PlayStation 4 starting tomorrow, December 5 in North America and Europe through the PlayStation Store.
Announced by Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, here’s the “fan-favorite” games that will be available at launch (no European prices given):
- Dark Cloud — $14.99
- Grand Theft Auto III — $14.99
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — $14.99
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $14.99
- Rogue Galaxy — $14.99
- The Mark of Kri — $14.99
- Twisted Metal: Black — $9.99
- War of the Monsters — $9.99
Future PS2 games on PS4 include PaRappa the Rapper 2, The King of Fighters 2000, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, and Fantavision.
“We will be working tirelessly to bring you your favorite PS2 games with new releases on a regular basis,” Yoshida adds.
Shuhei then explained that each game is up-rendered in 1080p, includes Trophies, and more:
Having these titles available on PS4 is already incredibly exciting for us, but we did not stop there. We have brought these titles forward to meet today’s gaming standards by adding Trophy support! Each title’s Trophy set has been carefully developed in conjunction with feedback from the original creators to be sure that they capture the spirit and feeling of each game.
Also, you will be able to experience all of these PS2 games like never before — in up-rendered 1080p with the features you expect from a PS4 game including Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support for game manuals with PlayStation Vita or PlayStation App.
As Sony adds at the end of the trailer, “PS2 Classics and PS2-formatted discs are incompatible with the PS4 system.”
You’ll be able to play PS2 games on PS4 at PlayStation Experience this weekend.
Which PS2 games will you buy on PS4?
[Source: PS Blog]