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Sony Announces New PlayStation Collections Series

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If you’re new to the PlayStation brand, you might have missed out on a lot of the great games this generation. Either that, or you just can’t afford to drop that much money on gaming. Well, good news for those folks (or the ones that just like to collect sets like these) Sony has unveiled a new lineup of game collections: The PlayStation Collections Series. These packs are expected to be reasonably priced, for the amount of content, starting at about $29.99.

Similar to the HD Collections that have become way too popular as of late, Sony is bundling many of its current-gen offerings (save for the Ratchet and Clank collection) into one clean package now as well. It looks like instead of just labeling something the name of the game, plus “collection” or “HD collection” isn’t their style anymore – now they have a fancy style to tie them all together. Now we have to wonder: does this mean that previous collections are going to be re-released? Only time will tell.

The announced collections so far are:

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 Collection

  • inFAMOUS
  • inFAMOUS 2
  • inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood
  • Extra missions
  • Additional character costumes, power ups and weapon styles

Ratchet and Clank Collection

  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
  • Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (including multiplayer)
  • Trophy and 3D support (720p)
  • Exclusive First Access to the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time demo

Overall, this seems like more of the same and a clever way for them to repackage and resell games of course. However, getting all of them in one collection for a good price is never a bad thing. Whether or not this will extend to the PSP or Vita is currently unknown, but it would be a great way to get more PSP games onto the Vita – especially the ones that were UMD only and never available for download. Comment and let us know what you think, and be sure to check out the Official PlayStation Blog post for more information!

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