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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"In addition to the PSN originals, the Only on PSN program will see the debut of downloadable PlayStation 2 games on the PS3." Best gaming-related news I've heard in awhile, although there's still quite a few PS1 games we haven't gotten yet. Where the hell is Suikoden II? And Odin Sphere is an awesome game, you guys are crazy.

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The only interesting thing on that list is the InFamous title at the end (coming from a non-fan of InFamous 2). Is the discount from Plus only good on these exclusives, or could it be used on Crysis/anything else new as well?

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God Hand,GrimGrimoire,Maximo: Ghosts to Glory,Odin Sphere was good games.

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@DragonBorn: I have to agree; not only is my new slim PS3 NOT backwards compatible, but I'm going to have to buy PS2 games again for it? Nevertheless, I hope some of the major PS2 titles eventually make it to the PSN.

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WTF are these games?......

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Way to pick the worst PS2 games. Bring me some Battlefront, Jak, and Kingdom Hearts and I'm set.

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Umm if only the Ps3 was backward compatible like it used to be one wouldn't be paying for ps2 games again. And again.

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You have no idea how happy it makes me to see Ring of Red making an appearance in the PS Store! :D

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Those of you reading this should check out RocketBirds; the protagonist resembles a certain other video game protagonist much more than a little. :lol:

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