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Sony Stealth Releases PS2 GTA Games, Final Fantasy VII and More on PS4

Sony has released a bunch of games on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4, comprised of several remasters and ports, as well as a new title in one of its dormant series.

As announced previously, Sony has begun the process of bringing select PlayStation 2 titles to the PlayStation 4 with improved graphics and trophy support. Eight titles were released today, including the trilogy of Grand Theft Auto games on the system. Below is a list of the eight titles, along with blurbs from the PlayStation website and pricing.

DARK CLOUD – Originally Released May 29, 2001 – Developed by Level-5 – US $14.99

“In a distant world, a great evil has been unleashed – and only you can destroy it. Combining intense fantasy combat with epic role-playing adventure, Dark Cloud lets you experience a magical world in all its glory, so download it today and let the story unfold.”

GRAND THEFT AUTO III – Originally Released October 22, 2001 – Developed by Rockstar – US $14.99

“Crime does pay. The hugely successful, critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto franchise moves into three dimensions in the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With the freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone, Grand Theft Auto III puts the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips, if you have enough guts to take it.”

GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY – Originally Released October 27, 2002 – Developed by Rockstar – US $14.99

“Welcome to Vice City. Welcome to the 1980s. From the decade of big hair, excess and pastel suits comes a story of one man’s rise to the top of the criminal pile.”

GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS – Originally Released October 26, 2004 – Developed by Rockstar – US $14.99

“Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas, a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers.”

“Now, it’s the early 90’s. Carl’s got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.”

ROGUE GALAXY – Originally Released January 20, 2007 – Developed by Level-5 – US $14.99

“Become a buccaneering space pirate in this classic role-playing adventure, featuring thrilling real time combat, eight playable characters and over 100 hours of enthralling gameplay.”

THE MARK OF KRI – Originally Released July 29, 2002 – Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment San Diego Studio – US $14.99

“Stealth and strategy meet brutal combat in The Mark of Kri, the PlayStation 2 classic that sees heroic warrior Rau and his spirit guide Kuzo fighting to stop the forces of darkness from unleashing a terrible evil.”

TWISTED METAL: BLACK – Originally Released June 18, 2001 – Developed by Incognito Entertainment – US $9.99

“Throw yourself into the most fiendish death match on wheels in Twisted Metal: Black, the car combat classic that sees a host of vicious vehicles do battle across extreme interactive arenas.”

WAR OF THE MONSTERS – Originally Released January 14, 2003 – Developed by Incognito Entertainment – US $9.99

“Giant monsters have stormed the planet – and now they’re fighting each other for supremacy. Download War of the Monsters, choose your own mutant brute – or armoured robot, or giant lava beast – then battle it out across 13 destructible battlegrounds.”

At the keynote address for the PlayStation experience, Sony also revealed that the previously announced PlayStation 4 port of the PC version of Final Fantasy VII (not the remake) was available for purchase on the PlayStation Store now for US $15.99 (US $10.87 for PlayStation Plus subscribers), along with previously announced co-op PlayStation 4 game Fat Princess Adventures, a sequel to the 2009 PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable game.

Developed by Fun Bits Interactive, of Escape Plan fame, the game “takes players on a ton of chaotic, fast-paced quests to help save Princess Plump and Princess Muffintop from the Bitter Queen,” according to a post by Chris Millar, the company’s CEO, on the PlaysStation Blog. “Players can battle together with up to four players on the couch or with friends online. Class switching is fast and furious as players can change between Warrior, Mage, Engineer, or Archer at any checkpoint along the way, making class switching fast and furious.”

“Players can customize their character with oodles of gear and weaponry, with each individual piece affecting the player’s skills and combat. They can also level-up their character to survive the onslaught of bitter and disgusting creatures that have raided the land, including cake slimes, gobblings, rotten melons, baker monks, and voracious vegan pirates.”

Finally it was also revealed that a collection of the excellent WiiWare Bit Trip titles is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita now. Simply titled The Bit Trip Collection, the compilation contains Bit Trip Beat, Bit Trip Core, Bit Trip Void, Bit Trip Runner, Bit Trip Fate and Bit Trip Flux for US $9.99.

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Lawson Kiehne is an aspiring Australian writer who is fascinated by everything involving stories. In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing video games and watching films and television and hopes to one day be a published novelist.