Sony has announced three epic bundles that are in store to be released starting August 28, each for a mere $29.99. Branded the new PlayStation Collections, Sony is kicking this off right with God of War, inFAMOUS and Ratchet and Clank -- three of the best franchises exclusive to Sony consoles. Can you tell I'm excited? I'm very excited. These are "Game of the Year" style collections, everything but the kitchen sink, that span large series. It's good to be a PS3 owner right now.
Okay, that sounds great when you put it like that, Rory, but what games are we talking about here, exactly? After all, I just picked up that God of War HD package not too long ago... will this be better than that? Simple, short and long answer -- yes:
God of War Saga
- God of War
- God of War II
- God of War III
- God of War: Origins Collection (which includes God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta)
- Exclusive Bonus Content
- Voucher For 1 Trial Month of PlayStation Plus
- Remastered for HD, DUALSHOCK Control, Full PlayStation Network Trophy Support and 3D (3D supported only in God of War III and God of War: Origins Collection)
- inFAMOUS 2
- inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood
- Extra missions
- Additional character costumes, power ups and weapon styles
Ratchet & Clank Collection
- Ratchet & Clank
- Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
- Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
- Remastered for 1080p HD, Full PlayStation Network Trophy Support and 3D (720p)
- Online play for Up Your Arsenal
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time demo
- Ratchet & Clank 10th anniversary avatar
And that's not all, folk! Err, well, okay yeah that's pretty much it, but that's all pretty impressive don't you think? Consider that in the God of War Saga alone you're picking up 5 whole games with a lot of great extra features. It's everything you'd want from the franchise, as far as I can think of. The inFAMOUS Collection's pretty solid, for a modern era franchise with only two games, and the more Ratchet and Clank the better. Still, I don't think that collection is complete without Deadlocked, which would complete all four games from the original series. But I believe that's coming to PSN as a standalone HD title, however.
The best part of this announcement, however, is just the idea of a "collection" series. I'd love to see Sony's best PS2 franchises get a modern polish update and get released on the cheap. Dark Cloud was one that immediately popped into my greedy mind, but how about... Cool Boarders? Hopefully Sony has some surprised for us coming up before the end of the year.