Sony introduced a pair of old games to new platforms yesterday, as the company released GripShift and Jumping Flash! on the PlayStation 3's online store.
Originally released in 2005 for the PlayStation Portable, GripShift is a racing game that blends elements of platformer and puzzle games into the action. For its downloadable debut on the PS3, Sony has included support for high-definition 720p graphics, online multiplayer for up to four players, more than 125 new or remixed levels, as well as 25 tracks and a modified soundtrack. GripShift is available for $9.99.
The other new release on the PlayStation Store is Jumping Flash!, the latest original PlayStation game that PS3 owners can download for play on the PSP. One of the earliest 3D platformers, Jumping Flash! put players in the oversized metallic shoes of a robotic rabbit as they navigated brightly colored levels from a first-person viewpoint. Jumping Flash! is available to download for $5.99, but players will first have to transfer it onto a PSP memory stick with 283MB of free space.
Both games are rated E for Everyone.