PS2 classics coming to PSN in 'Only on PlayStation' promotion

A handful of PlayStation 2 classics are coming to PS3 for $10 apiece during Sony's 'Only On PSN' promotion this month, including God Hand, Odin Sphere, and Maximo: Ghosts to Glory.

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Sony is bringing a handful of classic PlayStation 2 titles to PS3 this week via PlayStation Network as part of an 'Only On PSN' promotion to highlight PlayStation exclusives. The initial offering of PS2 games will include such curios as Clover's divisive God Hand and Odin Sphere.

Only On PSN kicks off on Tuesday with the launch of Rochard and the PS3 edition of Eufloria, which was originally released on PC, Gamasutra reports.

As well as those two modern PS3 'exclusives,' we'll be getting God Hand, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Ring of Red, GrimGrimoire, and Odin Sphere, priced at $9.99 apiece.

October 11 will bring Sideway: New York, and a bundle of upgrades and items for PlayStation Home series Sodium. On October 18, PSN will be getting Okabu and Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken. Finally, the promotion wraps up on October 25 with PixelJunk SideScroller and the standalone expansion inFamous 2: Festival of Blood.

PlayStation Plus members will be treated to a 20% discount on all Only On PSN titles during their launch week, while anyone buying $60 or more of PSN content during the month will be treated to $10 in PSN credit come November. With some top games coming during the promotion, spending $60 may come quite naturally.

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    October 3, 2011 6:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, PS2 classics coming to PSN in 'Only on PlayStation' promotion.

    A handful of PlayStation 2 classics are coming to PS3 for $10 apiece during Sony's 'Only On PlayStation' promotion this month, including God Hand, Odin Sphere, and Maximo: Ghosts to Glory.

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      October 3, 2011 6:18 AM

      No surprise there.

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      October 3, 2011 6:57 AM

      I love God Hand. I'll probably try Odin Sphere.

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        October 3, 2011 7:10 AM

        Odin Sphere is probably a nominee candidate to the Hard Game club, but also fuckin' beautiful. I wish this was an HD update (it could very well be, there was word this was happening about a year back), but...

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          October 3, 2011 7:24 AM

          Muramasa HD, too. I wondering if they're still happening. :[

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            October 3, 2011 10:51 AM

            i'm really excited for dragon's crown, vanilla ware's art and style in HD will be fantastic.

            also i just bought grim grimoire a few months ago, i kind of wish i knew it was going to come out for the ps3! i am pretty stupid though, so i will rebuy god hand (even though i don't really like it), odin sphere, and grim grimoire

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      October 3, 2011 7:19 AM

      Maximo is worth the $10. I loved that game!

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      October 3, 2011 7:41 AM

      Klonoa and Klonoa 2 please!

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        October 3, 2011 8:21 AM

        I believe 1 is already on there as a PSOne classic. Maybe 2 as well.

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      October 3, 2011 7:49 AM

      God Hand... that's the off-the-wall-crazy-one right?

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        October 3, 2011 9:36 AM

        Yep. I got stuck on the second fight with the midget mighty morphin power ranger clones.

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      October 3, 2011 8:00 AM

      I'll finally be able to play this God Hand everyone keeps talking about

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        October 3, 2011 8:16 AM

        Back when warcrow, dahanese and Remo did that Played podcast they had an entire episode on God Hand and how awesome they thought it was.

        I've never played the game and I'm sure that there's people who like it but the podcast gave me the distinct impression that instead of being a Japanese game that has cheesy awful shit as a byproduct of cultural differences and poor translation, it was a Japanese game that has awful cheesy shit on purpose. Almost like a parody, but not a parody. To me it sounded like the video game equivalent of Snakes on a Plane - a product which is bad on purpose and that we're supposed to eat up. Which turned me off to the game completely.

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          October 3, 2011 9:16 AM

          A line from the end credits song: "Dragon kick your ass into the Milky Way!"

          I never did play God Hand, but I did see the end credits out of curiosity after having played Bayonetta, and wanting to check out the game reference origins. JP Kellams was the English-language expert on both games; he has a knack for insane zany dialogue writing.

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      October 3, 2011 8:22 AM

      It will be interesting to see if they have "ported" the engines to work on the PS3 chip, or if these are emulations of the Emotion chip.

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      October 3, 2011 9:09 AM

      Is Maximo, God Hand, Odin Sphere, Ring of Red and , GrimGrimoire in HD or are they straight ports? cause if they are I'll save the hard drive space and keep my mint condition discs. Dont see the point in buying it again if its the same shit.

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      October 3, 2011 9:11 AM

      Maximo is awesome

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      October 3, 2011 9:19 AM

      Finally, a boss fight!

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      October 3, 2011 9:22 AM

      God Hand!

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      October 3, 2011 9:26 AM

      I loved Maximo.

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      October 3, 2011 10:35 AM

      Oh snap, these are PSN downloads?

      I will buy them all.

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      October 3, 2011 3:01 PM

      Mother fucking YES @ God Hand

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      October 3, 2011 6:35 PM

      God Hand and Odin Sphere?!? I definitely can't afford those titles right now with all the other games coming out, but I'll definitely pick them up eventually. Sony, keep the PS2 classics coming so I can finally forgive you for taking away back-compat from the PS3!

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      October 4, 2011 11:50 AM

      I loved loved loved God Hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      November 8, 2011 4:06 PM

      Sony wipes out backwards compatibility. Sony starts selling 'PS2 Classics' through the PSN. Nobody is surprised.