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Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (very) soon to be a PSOne Classic

Persona 2 Eternal Punishment

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, the second part of Persona 2, is coming to the PlayStation Network as a PSOne Classic this week in North America.

Eternal Punishment is set a few months after Persona 2: Innocent Sin, with both games acting as chapters of the one storyline which is a sequel to Revelations: Persona – the first game in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series. The original PlayStation version of Eternal Punishment was released in North America in 2000, however Innocent Sin remained exclusive to Japan until its PSP remake released worldwide in 2011. Unfortunately, the PSP remake of Eternal Punishment has not been localised – so here we are, with the PlayStation original being re-released via PSN instead.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment will be available on the US PSN any day now, however there is no word on whether other regions will too see the PSOne Classic. Such a release would signify Eternal Punishment‘s first release in PAL territories.

Source: Siliconera

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Release dates and pricing for Jet Set Radio HD finally revealed

Those anxiously awaiting the release of Jet Set Radio HD will be happy to know that Sega have finally set both a date and price for the title.

Come 18 September, PlayStation Network users can get their grubby or not-so grubby mitts on the game – with Playstation Plus subscribers getting it a full week earlier (on 11 September). Unfortunately, those planning to pick it up for the Vita will have to wait until 16 October. Both the PSN and Vita versions of the game will set you back US$9.99/£6.49/€7.99.

Jet Set Radio HD via Xbox LIVE Arcade and Steam will be available 19 September for 800 Microsoft Points/US$9.99/£5.99/€6.49. There is currently no release information for the iOS and Android versions.

Source: SEGABits

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Haunting Ground coming to PS2 Classics?

The ESRB has rated Haunting Ground, a PS2 survival horror game from Capcom, for the Playstation 3 – suggesting a PSN re-release is happening.

In Haunting Ground, players assume the role of Fiona in her attempt to escape a castle inhabited by some pretty creepy people intent on chasing and attacking the young lady. Your time in the castle is spent solving puzzles, evading and hiding from pursuers and generally running about in fear – being fearful for long enough triggers Panic Mode where players must endure a blurry screen and other unsettling visual effects along with controller vibrations in time with Fiona’s heartbeat. You do have Hewie though; a white German Sheppard that Fiona befriends and can command to help you out with a bit of growling, barking, biting, and such.

Hopefully, PAL regions will also see Haunting Ground as a PS2 Classic in the near future.

Source: Siliconera

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Silent Hill HD Collection now more playable – on PS3 at least

A patch for the PlayStation 3 version of the Silent Hill HD Collection has been released via PSN, addressing many of the issues plaguing the recent re-release.

As a result of unfinished versions of Silent Hill 2 and 3 being used to port across to the Xbox 360 and PS3 (Konami lost the complete source code), the Silent Hill HD Collection was released with numerous bugs and problems that left purchasers with a bad taste in their mouths. Konami announced a patch to fix these issues for both versions of the title a few months back, however it seems Xbox 360 owners are being left waiting a little longer.

Fixes included in the patch:
– Improved frame rate
– Voice synch is greatly improved
– Missing sounds have been fixed
– Missing music has been addressed
– Fog density issues are resolved
– Other minor visual/audio improvements

With the patch now available, now might be the time to revisit Silent Hill. Well, unless you are a Xbox 360 owner.

Source: VG24/7

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Sonic Adventure 2 confirmed for PSN/XBLA

During their Sonic Boom event at San Diego Comic-Con, Sega has announced Sonic Adventure 2 for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

Such a release for Sonic Adventure 2 was rumoured last month when the title briefly appeared on the official Xbox site. The official announcement was sparse in details, but the title appears to be a HD re-release as part of Sega’s renewed focus on digital content.

Footage of the reveal informs us that Sonic Adventure 2 was be “leaking onto consoles this fall”.

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Final Fantasy III headed to PSP later this year

A scan from next week’s issue of Jump has confirmed the rumours that Final Fantasy III is (finally) seeing a PSP release.

Final Fantasy III was originally released on the Famicom in 1990, and saw its first release outside of Japan in the form of a 2006 Nintendo DS remake which also made it’s way onto iOS and Android devices many years later.

Unlike the Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II remakes which graced the PSP, the Final Fantasy III DS remake wasn’t a mere graphical update but a complete visual overhaul featuring redesigned 3D character models. The scans (provided below) indicate that Final Fantasy III for PSP is a port of this Nintendo DS remake, and will include content from the iOS version and the option of playing with the original Famicom soundtrack.

Final Fantasy III for PSP is set for release on September 20 in Japan, and will be available in both digital and physical forms.

Source: VG24/7

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD to see downloadable THPS3 levels

Downloadable content for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD has been confirmed via the titles official Facebook page, and the first DLC installment will feature levels from fan favourite Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3.

The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 levels to be included are yet to be determined; and Activision, Robomodo (the developer), and Tony Hawk want fans to help decide . Simply head on over to the Facebook page and leave a comment sharing your favourite levels and why.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is set for a June release on XBLA and PSN, but no date has been revealed for the first batch of DLC.

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Ys I & II Chronicles available on PlayStation Vita

Ys I & II Chronicles has made its way to the PlayStation Vita store, well for North America anyway.

Ys I & II Chronicles, originally released on the PlayStation Portable in 2009 (for Japan, and in 2011 in North America), is based on Ys I & II Complete and thus includes enhanced remakes of the first two Ys games (1989) with updated graphics and FMV sequences.

Ys I & II Chronicles allows players to select between two game modes – one displays character portraits from Ys I & II Complete (Windows, 2001) and the other uses new portraits created for the PSP version. Additionally, the soundtrack can be switched between that of Complete or the reorchestrated soundtrack of Chronicles.

Europe received Ys I & II Chronicles on PSN, but apparently this version isn’t compatible with the Vita. At this stage, no announcement has been made regarding a PAL Vita release for Ys I & II Chronicles – but we will keep you posted.

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Redux: Dark Matters; new shooter for Sega Dreamcast

Redux: Dark Matters is a new space scrolling shooter coming to Sega Dreamcast, iOS, Steam, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

The Sega Dreamcast and iOS versions are confirmed, but NG:DEV.TEAM are utilizing Kickstarter to crowd fund development of Redux: Dark Matters for Steam, PSN and XBLA by offering an exclusive Limited Edition version of the game for Sega Dreamcast as a pledge reward.

Redux: Dark Matters, which features gorgeous HD visuals (only on compatible devices), 6 stages, a tonne of weapons, and arcade-style gameplay; is set for release on iOS devices in July and in December for the Sega Dreamcast version. The all but confirmed Steam, PSN and XBLA releases are also expected in 2012.

The $25,000 goal has been met, but head on over to the Kickstarter page to snag a copy of the Redux: Dark Matters Limited Edition for Sega Dreamcast with a pledge $65 or more.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD works its way onto XBLA and PSN in June

Tony Hawk, via Twitter, has revealed that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will release in June.

Rather than a HD port/remake of the classic PlayStation game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is an amalgamation of select levels from the original game and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.

The title will be landing on both Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.