It’s kind of strange how PlayStation 2 games are finding new life on the PlayStation 4, with additional Trophies and slight remaster touches to boot. We’ve been playing Twisted Metal Black and War of the Monsters like mad, and there are plenty of others to choose from, like Hot Shots Tennis and Red Faction.
Add two more to the pile, as both Capcom and Natsume are releasing special PS2-to-PS4 renditions when the store updates tomorrow. Yep, on top of the already confirmed LocoRoco Remastered. It’s classic game mania!
First up is Resident Evil: Code Veronica X, a game that was originally released on the Sega Dreamcast before making its way to the PlayStation 2 in a “director’s cut” format. The game will feature all the tense action you remember with the original game, along with the addition of upscaled 1080p visuals, Remote Play support and the addition of Trophies. Pricing hasn’t been given yet, but it’s likely to be around $9.99, maybe a little bit more depending on how it’s finalized. Still, it’ll be worth it to Resident Evil fans who have been looking to get a fix after completing the epic Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
The second game is much different in tone, but will offer plenty of fun to farming fanatics. Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland also features upscaled visuals, along with Remote Play and Trophy support, and hours worth of farming fun as you attempt to make a simple life for yourself. Natsume hasn’t given a finalized price as of yet, but it’s expected to be somewhere around $9.99.
Sony has some big plans moving forward for its PS2-to-PS4 program, with a number of releases on the way, including the complete Jak and Daxter legacy, with Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak III and Jak X: Combat Racing all on the way to the system. There’s talks we could see another classics emerge as well, to help bolster the PS4 library. We can’t wait to see what’s next.
In the meantime, make sure to enjoy the games that have come out. It’s fun playing these classics again, even if they seem slightly primitive compared to the newer stuff on the market. Hey, it never hurts to have appreciation for the old-school.