It’s been an awesome ride to release all these great Retro Rush import games and see the reactions and love these games are getting for the first time in North America. If you missed any of the titles, be sure to check the Retro Rush page.
Now, it’s Tomba! 2′s turn to get it’s turn to digitally release for the first time in North America. That begins today! For your PlayStation 3, PSP or PlayStation Vita, you can get one of the most beloved (and most requested to be re-released) PSone games of all time. If you haven’t played a Tomba! game, you’ll immediately fall in love with the charm and incredible platforming gameplay this series is known for.
The one thing to note is that Tomba! 2 is the Japanese import version. That means all the text and voices will be in Japanese. We’ve provided some help documents to help you through the game if you want to get through the game, even if you aren’t fluent in Japanese. You can find those on the Tomba! 2 game page.
Thank you to everyone for supporting the Retro Rush! It was such a fun event and we hope to keep delivering on more classic experiences in the future. As always, if you have a suggestion, leave a comment for us with the names of the games you want us to take a look at!
The Retro Rush continues with it’s regularly scheduled programming and it’s action packed! Wolf Fang is a Japanese arcade title that hasn’t seen release in North America since… ever. It’s a PSone classic game and you’ll be able to get it for PS3, PSP and Vita starting today for $5.99. You buy it once and you get download it to one or all of those systems.
The central theme of Wolf Fang is customization since starting a new game will allow you to build a new mech from 12 unique parts. Once you have a metal warrior, you then take off to save Australia in a branching mission structure that will have you playing this game more than once.
There are some great boss battles and impressive set pieces that complete the package and make this one of the most action packed games in the Retro Rush. Get more info about the game on the game page right HERE.
We are half way to the finish line (or half way from the beginning – depending on how you look at it) of the Retro Rush. It’s been awesome to see all the excitement from our community of fans about the titles we’ve lined up and released. Now it’s our turn to show you how grateful we are with a contest to win some of the Retro Rush games you may have missed so far!
If you want to win a copy of Double Dragon, Lucifer Ring or The Firemen 2, here is what you’ll need to do-
- Hop on the Twitter.
- Tweet out some of your favorite retro games and add #RetroRush to the message
- Wait for the contest to end and following along with the #RetroRush hashtag
We’ll pick 3 winners on February 10 and they’ll have their pick of Double Dragon, Lucifer Ring or The Firemen 2.
Just wanted to give everyone an update that we hit a legal hurdle with Hyper Crazy Climber that means it won’t be releasing the game as the fourth title in the Retro Rush as planned. We did everything we could to sort out the matter as quickly as possible, but we weren’t able to get the problem solved in time for the February 4 release day. We’ll update everyone as soon as we know the new release date for Hyper Crazy Climber.
It’s never easy to decide on holding back a release, however, it was a precaution we needed to take. We’re sorry to all the fans that were looking forward to the release tomorrow and we are working as hard as we can to bring it to the PlayStation Network as soon as we can.
If you were wondering if this could happen to other Retro Rush titles. It won’t. This problem is unique to this one title and does not affect any of the other games. The releases will resume February 11 with Wolf Fang.
I mentioned a bit ago that we have some new titles on tap, teased a few images and left you all guessing. The time is now to announce our newest lineup!
If you are too excited, you can jump right to the hub page for the Retro Rush.
Very soon you’ll be seeing the following titles:
- Wolf Fang
- Lucifer Ring
- Hyper Crazy Climber
- Double Dragon
- The Firemen 2: Pete and Danny
- Tomba! 2
However, we aren’t going to be releasing all these games at once. With the new year, we wanted to ring it in with an event that celebrates these classic games. This event is the Retro Rush.
We came up with the Retro Rush to highlight each and every one of these titles so they get their time to shine. Starting January 14, with Double Dragon, we’ll bring a new PSone Classic on the PSN for the PlayStation 3, Vita and PSP each week. It all leads up to the biggest, most anticipated game – Tomba! 2 – on February 18.
You might remember originally that we said Tomba! 2 wouldn’t be one of the titles we were releasing. It wasn’t going to be until what we’ve been calling a New Year’s miracle happened that we were able to add it on to the Retro Rush event. It’s one of those serendipitous things where all the pieces fell into place at the right moment.
That said, the Retro Rush is coming! Get ready!