By the looks of it, Sony
is striking back at Nintendo's Virtual Console by adding some new games to its PlayStation Network. Six new games will be available for download, all six coming from one developer/publisher, Midway
and the most important game is Mortal Kombat II, the classic fighting game released back in the early 90's. The list also includes Gauntlet II, Joust, Rampage World Tour, Rampart and Championship Sprint. Each of these games was chosen mainly because of its multiplayer capabilities. No pricing was yet announced but they won't probably cost much, considering the prices of the other games available on the PlayStation
network. Just last week, GripShift and Jumping Flash were released, retailing for about 10 bucks.
Midway officials are more than delighted with this Sony agreement, and this is what Steve Allison, chief marketing officer had to say: "We knew these titles would be a perfect fit for the Playstation Network, and based on Sony Online Entertainment's legacy in the online space as well as their intimate knowledge of the PlayStation Network, it was an obvious decision they would be a top company to work with to bring this project to fruition".
I must admit that MK II is one of my favorite games of all time and this PS3 addition could make me get one of Sony's next-gen. I've always looked for new ways of improving MK II's multiplayer possibilities, and you must admit that the prospect of playing a fighting game in the comfort of your living room with the opponent in his own living room is quite something.