Jak and Daxter Collection coming to PlayStation Vita

Three-game bundle coming to Sony's latest portable in June for $30.

The Jak and Daxter Collection will launch for PlayStation Vita in June, Sony has announced. The three-game bundle, which debuted on PlayStation 3 in February 2012, includes Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak 3.

The PS Vita version of the Jak and Daxter Collection will retail for $30, while the PS3 version is currently available at several retailers for under $20.

On PS Vita, the Jak and Daxter Collection will feature "authentically reproduced graphics" from the original games, as well as touch-based applications for certain minigames. In addition, the game has full Trophy support.

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113 comments
Arsonaire
Arsonaire

Am in. Vita sure has power to pump those gfx!

rushiosan
rushiosan

Now that would make me think twice before cursing the Vita...

cuppy22
cuppy22

I cant wait for this games

toddx77
toddx77

Yes! This is awesome.  Since I live abroad for work this is great news since I don't bring my consoles with me.

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

This is good.......just wish I could see a new installment, or a new IP.

CecilChups
CecilChups

I feel so bad for Vita owners right now. Glad I waited to get a 3DS.

Peace.

Salanderr
Salanderr

I never bought this for PS3 so now I'm tempted to play it on the Vita instead. 

JohnMark320
JohnMark320

I just want a true installment of the Jak franchise :,( 

loopy_101
loopy_101

Hopefully this collection will be better than the PS3 ports. Aside from the fact the Jak Collection ran with no Anti-Aliasing at 960x720, I remember Jak 2 still suffering from frame-rate issues when I played it.

xplus101
xplus101

Great games, great gameplay, lots of fun. The problem with Resident Evil 6 is a broken gameplay, lots of frustration!

DrRockso87
DrRockso87

Now Sly Cooper Vita Collection has been rated by ESRB. Wouldn't be surprised if Ratchet & Clank Vita, Team Ico Vita, and God of War Vita are next to be honest...

Imperiusmax
Imperiusmax

Jak and Dax was a great series and I enjoyed every single installment but frankly i don't think I will be purchasing this bundle. I don't need to i still have all the originals!

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I bought the first one off PSN and played it start to finish and got the platinum trophy in one sitting. I loved all three games and want more games like the first one. 

I want a spiritual sequel to the first one.

anonymousicko
anonymousicko

Lol no trolls at all, considering most of Sony fanboys are trolling on every Nintendo articles

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

I finally have an excuse to buy a Playstation Vita.

dylan417
dylan417

Even though I have the PS2 games and the PS3 collection with well over 200 hours plugged in between the two, I am so getting this. Now, to finally buy a Vita.

Jake518
Jake518

Cool for those who have a PS Vita!

silvergol
silvergol

Jak-and-Daxter HD collection .....

Good but PS3 Version much better.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

will they call it the goatee edition?

Caninicom
Caninicom

Capcom has lost their MOJO.  Honestly how can you screw up RE6 and the RE operation raccoon city?  They are making the same mistakes they made with Devil may Cry 4- I completely lost interest in DMC and now I have completely lost interest in RE series and Capcom went from my favorite game publisher to a disappointment. You can't screw up your biggest franchises unless you want to loose huge marketshare and loyal fans. The thing is Capcom- we are getting older and when we loose interest we don't come back to these franchises after you F them up. 

wdma
wdma

awesome can't wait

Acekidder
Acekidder

Will have to buy the retail version as i am not shelling out for another rip-off memory card :-s sony sort this mess out or lower your ridiculous prices.

Caninicom
Caninicom

Jak and Daxter- why would anyone want to play that piece of crap wannabe nintendo game. Boring !

NettoSaito
NettoSaito

@CecilChups I own every console (including 3DS and Vita), and I don't regret buying the Vita at all. BlazBlue CSX, Gravity Rush, Uncharted GA, Assassin's Creed, Ragnarok, Virtue's Last Reward, Jak 1-3, Sly 4, LittleBigPlanet, God Eater 2, Phantasy Star Online 2 (connects to the PC servers and is free), and so on. 

It also has a pretty nice library of free games, there's a MASSIVE library of PSP games up for download, a massive library of PSOne Classics up for download, and there are PSN exclusive games up for download as well. Then you can also gain access to the Sony mobile app store and download mobile games and apps.

On top of that there's Netflix (with HD support), Youtube (with HD support), a web browser (now with flash support), built in Twitter and Facebook, Nico Nico, Flickr, built in Email (supports quite a few services including yahoo), google maps, as well as a few other useful apps.


Plus it supports trophies, it has chat rooms, and you can open up a party and chat with your friends using voice chat. It works the same way as on the Xbox 360 meaning you can talk to your group of friends even when you are all playing different games/running different apps. Plus you can actually have more than one app open. You can have a game running, web browser, twitter, your friends list, your trophy list, and you can be talking in a party all at once.

Really not sure why you'd feel bad for Vita owners. They've got a lot of great features, and if they pay for 3G they can have internet basically anywhere.

toddx77
toddx77

@CecilChups Why? The Vita is awesome.  I only have Persona 4:Golden and Assassin's Creed III Liberation at the moment, but I love both games.

JoeAdvanced
JoeAdvanced

@Toysoldier34 That's my gripe with the series. The minute they threw guns in the gameplay, changed the series and for me it went downhill. 

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

@alpha_unit97 there is only about 50 amazing games for the VITA already. I bought mine 2 months ago and have games coming out of my ears. With PS+ and the sales they have all the time I got about 20 AMAZING games and have only spent 60$ so far. 

gamespotgunners
gamespotgunners

@silvergol How do you know that?!... Its different for everyone but I think these are well suited to Vita.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@Caninicom Capcom didn't need to be brought up here.

Also DMC reboot was a good game that does quite a lot right especially with how poorly Capcom handles a lot of stuff recently. The main people that dislike the new DMC are people that hold on to the old one too much and force themselves to miss a great game.

Articuno76
Articuno76

@Trail_Mix That is disappointing.  Especially given that there are other games on the system that look and run considerably better.  I sincerely hope that the frame-rate is sorted out by release.

Do we know which studio is porting it to the Vita (and their track record)?

4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

@Trail_Mix  Really hoping that framerate isn't indicative of the finished product.... then again... Jak II was extremely frustrating and I don't want to break my Vita. 

Mark_HD
Mark_HD

@Trail_Mix Damn, I'd definitely buy a PS Vita for this collection if they ran at 60fps like they are supposed to...

Jake518
Jake518

@Caninicom Go back to the abyss! Fall into the nothingness that awaits you and your master!

Skyt_Aura
Skyt_Aura

@inaka_rob @alpha_unit97 I just have to respond to this, but you are over-exaggerating. There are some great games for the PS Vita, but when you count the whole CURRENT library, it doesn't hit the '50 games' mark and I'm not counting the games that are coming out in the future because there's always a possibility they'll get delayed. I'm only counting PS Vita games that are currently out in different countries other than Asia.

I own a PS Vita since launch with a few amazing games and I'm currently waiting for more and more to roll in. It's been a year and 2 months since it's launch and it's library is SLOWLY expanding. Half of those '50 games' aren't that good.

You bought your system at the right time because with PS+, you can get 4 amazing games for free. Enjoy those games as slowly as possible because those are only going to last you a while before an amazing new game comes out.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@inaka_rob @alpha_unit97 Not saying the Vita isn't great, but a lot of the best Vita games are also playable on PS3. When you already own a PS3 it makes a Vita purchase a bit harder to sell in some ways.

vel0001
vel0001

@Toysoldier34 @Caninicom Older DMC players such as myself tend to dislike the new DmC simply because it's far too easy.

It's by far one of the easiest games I've played in the past few years, and since clocking it i haven't touched it since.

Caninicom
Caninicom

No offense taken because this is a game forum.

Even though i will never see you face to face to address this in person i can see that you have problems because this is a game forum not a forum for punks who hide behind their keyboard to put others down because they are trying to get even with all the bullys who picked on them in high school.

gotcha reported and Thank you for that- very much appreciated.

Hope you feel better now :))

Caninicom
Caninicom

Lol-Really the Abyss- what planet you from ?

Hope you snap out of it because this is a forum about games not a forum to take your personal problems out on others.

Caninicom
Caninicom

@vader501st @Caninicom   

Vader you are a fool for using profanity and making personal attacks.  Shows your insecurity and proves that my opinion about a stupid game would push you to the point of making a fool of yourself.  This is being reported and I hope you get shut out 


Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

@Toysoldier34 Well to me this is exacly why it is great ... sure there some exclusive that I find quite enjoyable like Gravity Rush, Persona 4 ( a know it came on PS2 first but there some new things in the game ) and Little Big Planet and at the end of the month there will be Soul Sacrifice.

So I plan some game to buy on my Vita instead of the PS3. Like if I want to play that game on the go instead of at home.

flameon12346
flameon12346

@Caninicom @alpha_unit97 Really I think Caninicom isn't really that bad because he just stated his opinion. But some repliers got mad and started replying back rude haha which the two comment to him was funny but wong. Im just saying.

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

@Caninicomlol, are you serious? You make a completely biased comment about a fantastic franchise, people get annoyed (which is bound to happen), then you try and play Sherlock Holmes and deduce their comment to "issues from their childhood"  which is the most ridiculous thing I've heard (seriously. lol), report them even though your the one who's offending everyone by saying "Why would anyone want to play that wannabe Nintendo game". If anyone should be getting reported here it's you, I would say f-off to you but I don't think it's worth getting reported so cheaply and wrongly by someone such as yourself.

Kairysama
Kairysama

@Caninicom your "friends", reading someone's article on a website doesn't make you buddies.

Caninicom
Caninicom

Hey I hope this makes you feel good. I know you where picked on in school and this is your way of building your self esteem so it's cool I got your non game comments reported to my friends at gamespot. :)

flameon12346
flameon12346

@Kairysama @Caninicom One person said this then Caninicom said he reporting him. Now another person come and say it to him again which I find funny. But really it not nice to use such language to other users.