PSOne classics start to trickle onto the Vita tomorrow (huzzah!) with the newest system update. MonkeyPaw Games has a very solid initial lineup chock full of classic RPG goodness.
The name ‘MonkeyPaw’ didn’t really ring a bell when I heard it, but their stable of classics from Sony’s first console is indeed pretty nice.
Here’s what’s on the way, in playable form, to the Vita tomorrow:
- Vanguard Bandits
- Arc the Lad
- Arc the Lad II
“With these fine classics soon available on PS®Vita, gamers will have access to our best RPG and action titles,” said John Greiner, president of MonkeyPaw Games. “Games like Tomba!, Arc the Lad and Alundra are a blast to play on the go. And now gamers can easily share these classic PlayStation® experiences with their friends.”
Lol, I already have most of those. MonkeyPaw is doing an awesome job of bringing back some of the most niche PSOne Classics. On Vita? Yes please.
I never bought any of these on PSN simply because I still have my PSOne boxed copies on hand. That said, I don't know if I can pass up on Alundra on a portable…
Like you, I have several of these – quite the welcome announcement. I've seen over on the European Sony blog that tons of PSOne games are supposed to be Vita enabled now. Not sure why it doesn't read like that for the US release yet – which only shows like 9 games currently. Still, whatever the discrepancy is, hopefully this is a continued step in the right direction for Vita.