SOE prepping six for PS3 store

Mortal Kombat II, Gauntlet II headline list of multiplayer retro titles to be digitally distributed starting soon.

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Arcades may be all but gone for gamers in North America, but the advent of digital distribution with the new generation of consoles is ensuring that they aren't completely forgotten. Sony Online Entertainment today announced that it has licensed the rights to sell downloadable versions of a half-dozen Midway arcade games for the PlayStation 3.

The six games announced in the deal are Mortal Kombat II, Gauntlet II, Joust, Rampage World Tour, Rampart, and Championship Sprint. Sony Online said those titles were chosen specifically for their multiplayer components--the company is adding online play for all six.

The first titles from the deal should be made available in "early 2007." Sony Online Entertainment also hinted that this would be only the beginning of the company's downloadable PS3 offerings. The company's senior vice president and CFO John Needham said in a statement, "SOE will continue to explore additional opportunities to bring fun and unique digital content to the PlayStation Network."

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NinjaMunkey01

Nice. more downloadable games that are good! cant wait for mortal combat 2

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Meej_Xyooj

Mortal Kombat 2 is one of my favorite fighting game of all TIMES!!! I'm so good at this game one SNES. I'm so good, I want to challenge anyone/anybody up to the challenge. Hit me up!! Mortal Kombat is the best Mortal Kombat game of all the MK games. I'm so for real. I really do like this game. Street Fighter alpha 2 and 3, Killer Instinct 1 on SNES, Mortal Kombat 2 on SNES!!! is/are the BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Arkinsweets

Yeah I hear you guys. Let me add Crono Cross to the list of PSX games. And FFIX would be good as well. As for these games... I can't say I've played them so the nostalgia factor isn't there. If I have any spare cash floating around (not likely) then I might invest; but only if my friends do too.

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jroderick

Very good .Games i must have for real ...like sprint my first racing game i played for the NES and i loved it.....THX PS3.......

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photekxl

Rampage and MK2 online multiplayer?? Hahaha are you kidding, that's f'ing amazing. Im sure you'll see ff7 and tactcs as PS1 download for PSP. But when the hell are they going to have PS1 classics downloadable for PS3?? That is the question.

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RaiKageRyu

Welcome to Multiplayer Destruction

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xatman911

These would be awesome. Hope the they increase their coverage and include all sega games as well.

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theKSMM

I'm glad to see PlayStation Network getting some downloadable game content, but it's hard for me to get too excited about these particular games for two reasons. First, they're games which have been released in many other compilations, including which could then run on the PS3 and the PSP. (I'm sure a PSOne emulator could easily handle all these games.)

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Impostorzim

Wow Microsoft should bow their heads in shame. I knew Sony being sneaky and ninja like they are would come through with something better than Ultimate Mortal Kombat III. But, NNOOOOO everybody had to bully the new kid weeks into it showing up. Well, hes a slap in the face for you!! Playstation 3 is just getting started kiddies!!

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4quarters

I own a 360 and all I do is DELETE becouse the dang hardrive isn't big enough!!! My PS3 has tons of space for game/PSP/ downloads and the only way for 360 to catch up is to put out a bigger hard drive which guess what.....they are not going to do for free....let's see premium 360 =$400, hd-dvd $200, bigger hard drive......wait now it's more than my PS3!!!!

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guile_charlie

You have to censor the word stupid now? Anyway. I agree, FFVII and definetly Vagrant Story, the game that got me into RPG, would be great additions, but all in due time, my friends. Just have a little patience, and all will be forgiven, I can ALMOST guarantee that. I just hope in addition to MKII that MK4 will be available, because I heard something about almost evey PSone game becomming available for download on PS3, that includes MK4, FFVII and Vagrant Story. I can't wait for a price drop. I'm getting both Sony and Microsofts consoles anyway, so I can still play VF5, RE5, THP8, Assassins Creed and DARK SECTOR (I can not wait for this freaking game!) for cheaper. I'm only getting a PS3 for the downloads and the exclusive games, or what are left of them anyway, ooohh...burn... haha, okay that was horrible, I just went, ooohh...burn... to my own dis, isn't that illegal or something? I don't know, untill then, happy gaming!

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pompomboy

ps3 pwns everything

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Schillinger

This is great news.

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princeofgames90

every one is doing this

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knicknut17

hey sony! how 'bout games like FFVII, FF Tactics, Chrono Trigger and Vagrant Story. make it also downloadable to the PSP and i'll forgive you for all your st**id mistakes. AMEN brother. I couldn't have said it better myself...

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Doolum

interesting.

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MSG-Deathscythe

hey sony! how 'bout games like FFVII, FF Tactics, Chrono Trigger and Vagrant Story. make it also downloadable to the PSP and i'll forgive you for all your st**id mistakes.

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jazreal

ya right sony.....you have a loooooooooong way to go before you catch up with XBLA....well....youll never catch up :)

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kelindas02

DownPlayDemon: I am also looking forward to seeing homebrew games on the ps online service. I wonder if Tekken 5 Dr counts as part of the Playstation Arcade because it is a download.... I shrug... still.. lookin forward to seein new and original content.

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Chief_Kuuni

nice, I haven't played joust in ages, loved that game

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TryMe01

Joust? what is that? Maybe i should seach for it.... At least MK:II is there for those limited PS3 owners

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Murpheus007

Holy Crap!! I freakin love Rampart!!! And Joust.... online play. Oh I can't wait.

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YourDaddy88

Niiiice. MKII was an awesome game that I got into.

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rkownadge

does anyone know what the difference is between mortal kombat II and ultimate mortal kombat III on the 360 i dont know much about mortal kombat lol ( total gaming history n00b ) GUNSTAR HEROES AND METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY!!!!! PLAY THOSE GAMES ON THE WII !!! THEY ARE SIK !!!

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rkownadge

FINALLLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLLY CRAP I WAS BEGINING TO REGRET BUYING MY PS3 LOL WITH THIS NEW WAVE OF RETRO GAMES WILL PROBABLY SATISFY MY ONLINE CRAVING FOR A WHILE HOPEFULLLY PS3 WILL GET AN UPDATE TO HAVE THE COOL MULTIMEDIA FEATURES THAT XBOX 360 HAS LIKE THE BIGGEST ONE PLAYING MUSIC IN GAME !!!!!!!! SONY YOU GOT YOUR WORK CUT OUT FOR YOU !!!!!! HOOORAHHH!!!!!!!

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KeyserSoze10033

yes, I'm feeling that :).

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Nismo

MK2 the best MK game EVER PERIOD.

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Lord_Sun_Ce

Hoorah for rampage hehe

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blackldragon

Whoever think this is awesome say HELL YEAH!

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sniper_99

OMG MK2!!! Bring it to the Xbox 360!

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-REZ-

Joust? ...Awesome... Online? ...OMFG...

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zeonne

vvvvvvvvvvvvvv WTH?? are you slow? pcs have been doing that for years, and the 360 was doing it before the wii.....talk being a fanboy

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gtafanforlife

Wow stealing ideas from nintendo again, pathetic...

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comthitnuong

nice. mortal kombat

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bostick

I will not be excited until SOE announces that they are bringing a slew of Capcom fighters to PSN... ALL ONLINE!!!!

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downPlayDemon

it nice to see that sony is trying hard, but they need to offer new games, like clonyng clyde was for XBLA

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games_pot1

Yes good games coming.

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supine

MS needs to rais theyr 50 MB limit.. PS3 Arcade comeing on strong now.

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frogiggy323

I didn't see a price so maybe their free! Wishful thinking right?

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gamefan

They put MKII, rampage, and Gauntlet II, I'll buy them. I'm glad I waited and didn't waste my money on 360.....would have been a waste since I got ride of mine.

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Adrinue

Thornscar, how can you say they're better versions on the 360 when they aren't even out on the PS3 yet?

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Pablo620

OMFG RAMPART. thats pretty sweet that games rocks

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Thornscar

All those games are not very good and 1/2 are already in better versions on the 360! Choose better sony!

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_LEGIONS_

At least the PS3 controller is well suited for these games with it great D-pad.

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Bananna2

Nice

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Elite_Jounin

Sounds like sonys on there job! and so far it's looking good.

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nikefreak

"MK 2 online, man I'm glad I didn't download MK 3 on Live. " Same, one less fanboy to deal with :)

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Dantes_Monkey

nice selection, hopefully a sign of more to come.

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nikefreak

"Mortal Combat 2 sounds cool! Id buy it, hopefully they wont butcher it like the 360 butchered street fighter " In what way was SFII butchered on 360? And further learn to spell Mortal Kombat. Plus, we have that too :)

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