Through the month of October (which is this month), we'll be seeing a flood of PSN Exclusive games that will be paraded about in a befitting manner (advertised well, discounted through PS+, etc.) for those of us who don't have enough to buy already to buy. I guess it's, like Summer of Arcade, but for PSN and the games have only been announced for the month. I would suggest that this is More like Summer of Arcade, but for PSN than Playstation Network PLAY ever was, since these games are actually exclusive (permanently rather than just a month early! Unless Microsoft caves.) and....well, that's really the sticking point, isn't it? I guess the discounts (for Plus) factors into that as well.
The List of games in the promotion so far seem to be:
- Eufloria - October 4
- Rochard - October 4
- Sideway: New York - October 11
- Sodium Collection - October 13 (Home Exclusive)
- Okabu - October 18
- Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken - October 18
- inFamous 2: Festival of Blood - October 25
- PixelJunk Sidescroller - October 25
(Says the man who will be playing Demon's Souls by the end of the week.)
Of course, it gets better. How, you might ask? How could it possibly get better? Very easily: By offering PS2 games out of f'ing nowhere. At the tail-end of the blog post, if you didn't read it already, a little, singular sentence stands out in only so much as there's a space above it and below it. Essentially, with as little fanfare as possible, but that, I really understand. If they made a big to-do about PS2 games available for sale from the PSN, people would just point and be like "SEE, THIS IS WHY THEY TOOK IT AWAY, SO THEY COULD CAPITALIZE ON IT THREE YEARS LATER.", but still, only one sentence? Anyway, I will paste it below, spaced above and below it just as they did, but with a few....alterations for importance.
Also starting tomorrow as part of Only On PSN, we’ll also be offering a selection of rare classic games in the PlayStation Store: MOTHERFUCKING God Hand, GrimGrimoire HOLY SHIT, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Odin Sphere WAIT WHAT, YEAH THEY WENT THERE and Ring of Red.
I'm sure I could point to importance in other titles but, well, yeah. I'm sure you see the big deal here. While it says they'll be offering the selection tomorrow, I'm not quite sure it'll work out like that. I have a hard time believing that five PS2 games will be released against what's already coming out tomorrow all at once, but hey, we'll see!
Is it wrong that I'm holding onto some small hope that these games will be also playable on the Vita (likely) and that they'll release Drakengard so I can buy it again for my Vita?
Yeah....I think it's a little wrong.