View Full Version : SOE & Midway bring six titles to PSN

01-08-07, 05:05 AM
Mortal Kombat II, Gauntlet II, Joust, Rampage World Tour, Rampart and Championship Sprint.
Each title was specifically chosen because of its multiplayer capability, allowing players to experience each of these classics with their friends in the comfort of their own living room, or anywhere else through an internet connection. All of the titles will be offered for PLAYSTATION 3 system download exclusively through the PLAYSTATION Network.

Unfortunately no specific dates given, just that the first one would be early 2007.

Hopefully MK2 and Rampage are the first ones released, I personally don't care about the rest.

01-08-07, 08:40 AM
w00t! Hopefully they release like ....next week lol. FlOw should be out soon as well.

01-08-07, 11:10 AM
Hopefully MK2 and Rampage are the first ones released, I personally don't care about the rest.

What?! Joust is a great game! :)

Thanks for the info.

01-10-07, 08:56 AM

Gauntlet: 4 players multiplayer support, original arcade rom running on emulation, co-op buttonmashing fun. We approve!

Rampage World Tour: original 1997 arcade rom, three player support, ability to beat each other up, eat people and punch buildings and airplanes. We approve!

Joust: If you don't know what Joust is, we're going to kick your ass. Seriously. 2 player multiplayer support, flying ostriches, 200 point eggs, good stuff. Original arcade rom. How could we not approve? Sony, make it clap.

Mortal Kombat II: Original arcade rom, full gore and fatalities are in there, all the sound effects you've been screaming at your friends since the 90's. We're really excited about this one because the Xbox 360 guys went with the SNES rom, which frankly, sucks balls and is a waste of 360 hardware. Thank you Sony for getting it right -- we know that when it's time to do Street Fighter II on the PS3 we're going to be very, very happy.

Rampart: Best. Game. Ever. We played all six games on test hardware and our favorite, by far, was Rampart. The basic concept of the game is building walls around castles using a Tetris-like timed construction mode, then button mashing cannon shots to the guy across the way. It's so simple, but so addicting. We can't wait to have this at home and party like it's 1990. The game was originally trackball-based and ported perfectly to the analog. It works, approved! Two player premodern RTS bliss. If this game catches on it would be cool to see USB trackball support added on in the future.

Championship Sprint: The toughest game to port was this old school Midway racing game which had the infinite spin wheel at the arcade with extreme sensitivity. On the analog, we found it tricky to control and ate the walls constantly. After a few minutes we were able to recoup a little and improve, so we're confident that it's going to work if you're dedicated and practice. This is the one title you're not goint to be able to rock right off the bat. It would be interesting with steering wheel support (Logitech USB wheel, etc) were supported.

So what's new? Online multiplayer support out of the box, trashtalking via Bluetooth mic, and competitive leaderboards -- with more coming soon. SOE would not comment on price or exact release date for each title, but you can expect "somewhere between $1 and $10" with releases trickling in starting in March.

Look for more insider SOE stuff later this week.


Mr. Hunt
01-10-07, 08:59 AM
So we are getting all of the actual arcade ports? Sweet.

01-10-07, 03:20 PM
I'm guessing they are holding back on most of this stuff until the Europe launch. Which is kind of fair since they had to wait longer but will get some nice goodies at launch.

Hopefully they get it right come March.

01-12-07, 12:20 AM
IGN reports

some interesting tid bits there.

01-12-07, 01:04 AM
BTW sony's emulating software will only be 4:3 and 720p max resolution.

01-12-07, 01:07 AM
BTW sony's emulating software will only be 4:3 and 720p max resolution.
Fine by me. :)

01-12-07, 02:19 AM
Fine by me. :)
yeah but that's not True HD.

heh, sorry I had to :p . I personally don't really care either, but was surprised they wouldn't even do 16:9 stretching.... which I kinda like on 360 Arcade games for some reason.

01-12-07, 02:56 AM
Gotta ask SOE that one. I think I prefer my classics in the orginal 4:3 so it doesnt bug me much, but it would be nice to have the choice of switching I suppose.

Mr. Hunt
01-12-07, 07:35 AM
They need to have that AWESOME X-Men arcade game that I used to play A LOT and sometimes was one TWO FRIGGIN SCREENS!@#@!#$... they could put it in widescreen like it was the old 2 screen set up and I would DIE.


01-12-07, 07:48 AM
Video here:

01-12-07, 09:23 AM
I just loaded up Rampart on an emulator. I havent played that game in years. :p