Following in the footsteps of Nintendo, Sony is allowing gamers to relive their nostalgia in ways even more concrete than playing the latest in a video game franchise. The company is releasing the PlayStation Classic, an updated, shrunken, and stuffed version of their paradigm-shifting console.
Look how small it is!
The PlayStation Classic (which will sell for a cool hundred bucks) comes with two controllers, a virtual memory card, and 20 built-in games, including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash!, and Wild Arms — though more are to be announced as the console nears its December release.
Until then, fans can get their thumbs ready to hop back in time a few decades by watching the console’s release trailer. Check it out:
So they’ve announced 5 of 20 games on the way, which means there’s plenty of room for fan speculation about the games that came to define the PS1 era. Metal Gear Solid? Spyro the Dragon? Resident Evil or Resident Evil 2? Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2? Silent Hill? Crash Bandicoot?
The golden era of the PlayStation was groundbreaking, setting the stage for franchise after franchise — and sometimes genre after genre. If anything, the real challenge will be figuring out a way to parse the list down to just 20 games. Plus, yes, we all want to play as Cloud again, but maybe Sony will throw us a bone and give us an Oddworld game.
The PlayStation Classic arrives on Dec. 3.