Sony pushes Only On PSN games

PS3-exclusive promotion features Infamous 2: Festival of Blood, PixelJunk Sidescroller; PS2 games also making downloadable debut with God Hand, Odin Sphere, more.

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In July, Sony announced that it had invested $20 million into its Pub Fund as part of a three-year deal aimed at bulking up the PlayStation Network game lineup. Now, the Japanese game giant is rolling out a new "Only On PSN" program, highlighting some of the fruits of that investment.

Infamous: Festival of Blood and PixelJunk Sidescroller will cap off the Only On PSN promotion.
Infamous: Festival of Blood and PixelJunk Sidescroller will cap off the Only On PSN promotion.

The Only On PSN promotion will see new games exclusive to the PlayStation Network every week in October. Sony lists the program as launching tomorrow with the release of Rochard and Eufloria. However, Rochard actually debuted on the PlayStation Store last week.

Sony did not announce prices for any games in the series, but it did note that PlayStation Plus subscribers will enjoy a 20 percent discount on all wares during their first week on sale. Further, Sony noted that those who spend $60 or more from their PSN/Sony Entertainment Network wallet in October will be awarded $10 in November.

In addition to the PSN originals, the Only On PSN program will see the debut of downloadable PlayStation 2 games on the PlayStation 3. The first five games included in the program will be Clover Studio's brawler God Hand, VanillaWare's action strategy GrimGrimoire and action role-playing game Odin Sphere, Konami's tactics game Ring of Red, and Capcom's 3D Ghosts 'n Goblins spin-off Maximo: Ghosts to Glory. Sony did not detail prices for the Only On PSN originals or the PS2 rereleases.

An over-the-top fighting game directed by Shinji Mikami, God Hand was also the last Clover Studios game released.
An over-the-top fighting game directed by Shinji Mikami, God Hand was also the last Clover Studios game released.

The complete October release schedule is as follows:

October 4
Eufloria
Rochard (released September 27)
God Hand
GrimGrimoire
Maximo: Ghosts to Glory
Odin Sphere
Ring of Red

October 11
Sideway: New York

October 13
Sodium Collection

October 18
Okabu
RocketBirds: Hardboiled Chicken

October 25
Infamous: Festival of Blood
PixelJunk Sidescroller

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You know what games Id like to see as PS2 downloads.... Kings Field 4, or Dark Cloud. Better yet how bout a new Kings Field or Dark Cloud.

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@BlackieX Better yet Rogue Galaxy/Dark Cloud 1 and 2.

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With all these PS2 remasterings and rereleases, they better do one for Kingdom Hearts. If they did, Square Enix will probably do what the sly remasterers did: Release a remastering, then, if 100% complete, include a teaser for a PS3 sequel.

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Now, if only they'd (re)release Rogue Galaxy... I have to admit, though- it's kind of pathetic that the only things I've looked forward to on the PS3 since God Of War 3/Heavy Rain/Demon's Souls has been... revamped/re-released PS2 games (ICO/SotC, and now Odin Sphere, maybe God Hand, and, hopefully, one day, Rogue Galaxy).

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They should start with the first party games like Jak and Daxter.

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I'm still mad at Sony for taking out its backwards compatibities on their Ps3s just to have an excuse to make tons and tons of hd remasters. We finally get to download Ps2 games...starting with games I never heard of. -.-

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We knew that downloadable PS2 games were coming the minute they removed that functionality from the PS3. Oh well, Lament of Innocence, Curse of Darkness and the Legacy of Kain series please. I hope PS2 games sell for less than $12.

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@The_Dragon_Born My 360 pro console is even cheaper than yours, with BC too.

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About damn time. Keep those ps2 games comin'!

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@Ford_Cruller odin sphere was a great, good call buddy, for those who haven't played it, its definetly worth the download, please check it out and be amazed by the beautiful background and graphics

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God Hand is hard as hell, but fun.

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Never heard of any of these games.

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God hand is a must get.. I'm still mad they didn't put any characters in Umvc... Level 3 super would be to have both the god and devil hand on one guy.. Where's power stone.. That would be a game like Mario party but for the capcom fans.. Let's see it

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Oh man, God Hand -- the last game I've been keeping my PS2 hooked up for. I'm not normally one to double dip, but ...

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Downloadable PS2 games!? Jak & Daxter and Kingdom Hearts better come...

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damn a lot of good psn games this month

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God Hand, awesome.

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Sigh *Checks bank account :P

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nothing good comeing out

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omg God Hand, i must play this game again because its so fun to beat up some thugs and tough bosses :D

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Odin Sphere was a beautiful game that was largely overlooked - nice to see it get some more exposure.

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@kbempoleon As a Kingdom Hearts fan, you should know Disney does not allow their products to be bought online, such as PSN, etc.

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God Hand is a really good one too.

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I missed out on God Hand previously. If the pricing is right I'll be getting it. Maximo, however, was a game that I regretted purchasing. It just wasn't very good.

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Am I being too optimistic to hope for the original Killzone to be released sometime soon on PS3?

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Clearly the ps3 could play all ps2 games, but sony wants to make more money off of them. It's dumb on their part and another reason why most fans wouldn't buy their next console. I own well over 100 ps2 games, it would be nice to play them with my wireless controler on the ps3... But who cares, I still own a pas2, so Sony no thanks, you are not getting my money again and again. You're a joke now.

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Oh snap I'm gonna need a bigger hard drive

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God Hand is amazing. Play it.

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@zzamaro I got a cheaper console too. The Elite 360 with BC. No hard feelings...HA HA HA!

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what about suikoden for aus and eu psn

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Nice, I love God Hand.

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I think this is a good job for Sony. Promote console sales. Take advantage of the hardware. Sell quality games. Remind the industry why you are a giant. don't rely on what you could get with every other console. just make your sell. If you wondering I happen to be an Xbox fan boy but MS hasn't made a game in like a year yet and it pisses me off. I hate multiplatform games. I am better off getting it on PC for most of those. I thought i would congratulate instead of hate.

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@OrianaDorta Dude, read the article careflully man... You sound like you don't know what you're talking about.

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is that PS2 emulation or what? I need to know! :(

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@Maxx_the_Slash said, "No one wants to pay to download the same games they already own discs for..." Not necessarily true, though Sony is bustin heads, they're giving value for these games, most are HD and have tweeks. I will say this, the only PS2 games I would buy on the PS3 is FFX and some of the Resident Evils. Basically, my point is that no one has every game on the PS2 and legitimately these games are not Sony's best - but they do highlight of the good dayz on the PS2. And, thats what its all about.... isn't it not?

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I'm pretty sure some of those games are NOT just Sony/PS3 games. I know I've been playing Eufloria on the PC for at least 6 months.

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So tha't the big news on the 5th is that PS2 games will b on PSN yeah no thanks Sony

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Odin Sph- WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

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Whaaaa? God Hand but not Okami!? Nerd rage!!!

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I see the move as a ripoff being Sony will get paid twice from customers who own a hard copy of the games that they will make available even if it is not what one paid back in the day. However, I better get my hand on a PS2 before they disappear.

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Does this mean Sony is reinstating PS2 functionality or is itjust downloadable PS2 games? I don't really mind either way it's just I'd rather be able to use PS2 discs because I still have a couple PS2 games collecting dust.

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Only on PSN could be a good idea (and most of us were waiting for ps2 games) but unless prices are right, it wouldn't work.

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Dick move, Sony. No one wants to pay to download the same games they already own discs for. Unless you make PS2 discs compatible on the PS3 as well, no one's going to go for this. I sure as hell am not going to pay for games I already paid for.

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Forgive me for saying this, but I'm not going to go with any PSN-Only titles or PSN DLC until Sony has managed to show that the PSN is both secure and without frequent outage problems. What can I say, I'm skeptical about their system these days.

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battlefront, ratchet and clank, jak, kingdom hearts, gta, burnout 3. I will buy each one if they are released.

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FINALLY! Considering I missed the PS2 era for the most part and my PS3 is a slim (meaning no backwards compatibility) it's nice to know that I get to play some of those classics that I missed out on. My only issue is that they're probably going to roll out the big hits slowly and put out a lot of subpar and/or little known games like they do for the PSOne Classics, so you'll have some dead PSN updates. I'm a patient man, though LOL

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PSN finally getting ps2 games to dl. I'm completely fine with that. I hope some of my faves show up in the future like GTA San Andreas, Vice City etc & the Ratchet & Clank Series.

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Odin Sphere sounds familiar. Someone give me a bullet synopsis on it.

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Why can't I open my wallet any faster?

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