ESRB Rates Wild Arms 3, Siren And Other PS2 Titles For PS4

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Wild Arms 3

For a company that once told us backwards compatibility wasn’t a viable business model, Sony is really riding the retro release gravy train hard right now. And don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for that because many of the games they’re making available to this generation are tried and true classics that deserve to be played without having to search far and wide for physical copies that will work on aging legacy hardware where some may not even have the ability to save their progress due to a lack of peripherals. Or worse, fly to the internet’s many auction houses to pay inflated prices. Sony’s really gearing up for more greatness with the discovery that the ESRB rated a number of fantastic games from the PS2 generation for the Playstation 4 today. Have a look at this screen shot from their website to see why we’re bringing it up.

ESRB 12-22-15

There are a lot of notable titles on this list, such as Ape Escape 3, Siren and Okage: Shadow King but the standout here has to be Wild Arms 3, a game that was originally released in 2002 and was the first iteration of the series on the Playstation 2 console. By the time it was on shelves in North America, the series no longer had quite the cache of the first entry in the series, which pushed boundaries and gave us a whole new kind of role playing experience from Japan in 1996. Still, I was a fan and I’m sure Sony thinks many other people out there are willing to give Wild Arms 3 a chance in virtual format. Let’s hope that this leads to eventual interest in a full blown revival of the series at long last!

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  • Montana Szobonya

    Excellent, I have been happy with the releases thus far. So many excellent JRPGs for the PS2. I would love to see Xenosaga 1-3, dotHack and maybe some Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

  • Demario

    I love that they are making older games available, so that a new generation of gamers can play them, but really wish I could pop my old Ps2 and Ps3 discs into my Ps4 and play them.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    I’ve never completed Wild Arms 3 so it’ll be cool to see & play the upgrade. Okage: Shadow King should be interesting. I was after that one before but the prices were too steep. There’s a ton of PS2 games i’d luv to see on PS4. A $10 price point would be preferred. $15 for some games I already own is not enticing me. I’ll wait for the inevitable price drops.

  • TrueWiiMaster

    Backwards compatibility doesn’t make them much money. Withholding it and releasing the games on PSN instead does.