May 31, 2007 - Fighting fans will be looking at the PlayStation 3 in a new light following the latest PlayStation Archives update in Japan. Sony added eleven games to the download service today, including a bunch of 2D fighting classics from SNK Playmore and Arc System Works.
Here's the list of what's new.
Guilty Gear (Arc System Works)
Spectral Tower (Idea Factory)
Spectral Force 2 (Idea Factory)
Suna no Embrace (Idea Factory)
The King of Fighters '95 (SNK Playmore)
The King of Fighters '96 (SNK Playmore)
The King of Fighters '97 (SNK Playmore)
Samurai Spirits Kenkaku Yubinan Pack (SNK Playmore)
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special Dominated Mind (SNK Playmore)
Little Princess Marl Oukoku no Ningyouhime 2 (Nippon Ichi)
All these games are playable on both the PlayStation 3 and PSP platforms. Each game is priced at 600 yen, reflecting the new, slightly higher pricing that was announced earlier in the month.
Sony is also trying something new with the service as of this update: free downloadable demos. Or at least one free downloadable demo. Joining the eleven full games in today's update is a demo version of XI, playable on both the PS3 and PSP. It's currently unclear if the company intends on making downloadable demos the rule rather than the exception.
These titles are just for the Japanese store at the moment. We'll let you know if Sony and its third parties end up bringing some of them our way.