Japanese PlayStation Classic Gets Exclusive RPGs, Including Parasite Eve
Japan might be getting the better deal.
Sony has announced the full lineup of games included in the PlayStation Classic, the miniature version of the company's first console. Unlike Nintendo's SNES Classic, the PS Classic's appearance is the same regardless of where you buy it. However, the Japanese version of the console comes with a different game lineup.
The American, UK, and Japanese versions of the PlayStation Classic all include Ridge Racer Type 4, Intelligent Qube, Jumping Flash, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Tekken 3, Battle Arena Toshinden, Resident Evil Director's Cut (referred to by its original Biohazard title in the Japanese version), Final Fantasy VII, Mr. Driller, Revelations: Persona, Metal Gear Solid, and Wild Arms. From there, the western and eastern versions of the console differ. The Japanese version focuses on RPGs and side-scrolling shooters, while the American and UK versions of the PlayStation Classic include more 2D action and puzzle games.
PlayStation Classic Japan Game Exclusives
- Arc the Lad
- Arc the Lad 2
- Armored Core
- Gradius Gaiden
- XI [sai]
- SaGa Frontier
- G Darius
- Parasite Eve
PlayStation Classic America And UK Game Exclusives
- Cool Boarders 2
- Destruction Derby
- Grand Theft Auto
- Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
- Syphon Filter
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
- Twisted Metal
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We're happy to see two of the 14 PS1 games we wanted on the PlayStation Classic--Metal Gear and Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee--make it onto the western release of the console, as well as entries from Grand Theft Auto and Twisted Metal--two series we wanted to see. That said, we're jealous of Japan getting Parasite Eve and the first two Arc the Lad games, all three of which are critically acclaimed RPGs.
The PlayStation Classic releases worldwide on December 3, the anniversary of the launch of the original PlayStation in 1994. The console is already up for pre-order if you want one, whether you want to buy your country's version or import the one from another.
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