System 3 Launches Classic PlayStation 2 Range On PlayStation Store

System 3 is excited to announce the launch of a range of PlayStation 2 classics on the European PlayStation Store. On 15 th February* Sony launches its long-awaited PlayStation 2 Emulation service and a total of 6 PlayStation 2 games from System 3’s bulging archives will become available to enjoy anew.

Among the first wave will be the hugely successful motocross racing title MX World Tour as well as the smash-hit cult animé shooter Gungrave Overdose. In their time these games were enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of avid gamers but over the years the much-loved discs have been lost to house-moves, pets and car boot sales. Now though everyone can enjoy them once more in digital download format and for the price of a sandwich!

Also joining the launch-day line-up is arcade tank warfare game Seek And Destroy, multiplayer scrap-fest Cel Damage Overdrive, Japanese car adventure game Road Trip Adventure and must-have arcade collection Arcade Classics Volume 1. All these games are taken from System 3’s groundbreaking ‘Play It’ range, a range devised in order to combat the rising price of games in 2003-07. You can find out more about the first wave of titles below.

These games are being launched as part of System 3’s 30 th anniversary celebration. More games are set to join Sony’s new emulation service over the coming months.

  • Date dependent on territory, which may fluctuate by a few days. Date refers to UK store date.

MX World Tour

MX World Tour brings the extreme sport of Motocross to life!

Feel your heart pounding and the adrenaline pumping while you wait for the gate to drop.

With over 30 levels of indoor and outdoor action, and a total of 12 aggressive riders per race, there's no end of thrills and spills on offer.

You can fully customise your bikes and your riders, with upgrades boosting your horsepower and handling ability. Use the set-up you need to make the most of the different surfaces on offer, from the indoor challenges of Supercross, to the outdoor thrills of Motorcross and even an amazing amalgamation of the two… Super-Moto!

So get ready to race all over the world in the most intense motorbike racing game ever!

Gungrave Overdose

A must-have in every gamer's collection! Stunning visuals added to hours upon hours of non-stop, heart-pounding fantasy shooting action and you’ve got Gungrave Overdose.  The screen literally explodes with bullets, gunblades and enemy body parts!

With unforgettable character designs by the legendaryYasuhiro Nightow and super-steam-punked mechanical designs by Kosuke Fujishima, Gungrave is a visual treat the likes of which you don’t see outside of the very best Animé creations.

Whether you’re controlling the undead twin-pistol nightmare that is Beyond The Grave, the close-range, battle master that is Jyuji Kabane or the hauntingly deadly riff-master that is Rocketbilly Redcadillac, you can be sure of one thing: your eyes will be fixed and yourpulse will be racing!

Cel Damage Overdrive

Cel Damage Overdrive is the wackiest multiplayer destruction derby you've ever seen! Your task is simple; jump into one of the many ridiculously weaponised vehicles and take out everyone and anyone who dares to come within range. Each toon character brings a different weapon to the table, and with access to 32 over-the-top devices of death (including gigantic chainsaws, shrink rays, portable holes and ground-splitting axes).

Battle across 12 wacky cartoon environments set across 4 different themed areas (Space, Jungle, Desert and Transylvania) in your quest to become the supreme melee master! Take to the huge play arenas by yourself, take part in Capture-The-Flag games or get set up with three mates for an insane 4-player destructathon!

Road Trip Adventure

Take a Road Trip in a world inhabited by cars. Explore the vast areas available to you, trade with other cars, do them favours, beat them in races and challenges in order to earn money and build up your racing career. Visit locations and take snaps on your Road Trip all over the worldadding to your experience needed to win the crown. Eventually you'll have enough money to take on some team-mates and enter the main event itself.

Your team's performance depends on the parts you givethem. These parts can be bought with money earned from advertising and by selling the parts you already have.

With over 250 customisable parts, missions, head-to-head 2-player racing and Photo mode, this is a vast racing adventure, the likes of which you’ve never seen.

Seek and Destroy

Seek and Destroy offers you the chance to fight tank battles in a game of warfare that spans entire continents!

10 warmongering countries split across three militaryfactions are at war and you’re right in the middle of it. You can commandeer any vehicle you please but it won’t be much use to you until you start to upgrade its assets. Each tank is fully customisable with over 100 differentparts on offer, allowing you to create a truly unique war machine with which to deal out armoured mayhem!

You can even take to the war-torn streets and deliversome full metal justice with a friend thanks to the game’s 2-player mode.

Arcade Classics Volume 1

Play through not one, not two but SIX classic arcade smash hit games with this amazing retro collection!

METEOR SHOWER: Avoid being hit by the flying asteroids. Each time an asteroid is hit, it will break down into several smaller faster moving fragments.

INCOMING: Protect your cities from destruction from incoming missiles using your limited supply of ammo.

SPACE RESCUE: Save the humans from the marauding aliens and avoid them being picked up and transforming into mutants.

THE INVADERS: Defend various well-known landscapes around the world from alien invasion.

ALIEN RAIDERS: Avoid swooping dive-bombing aliens whilst saving the universe.

BUGS: Destroy the multi-segmented creatures using your bug. Move up and down to get a little closer to the action.

About System 3

2012 marks the 30 th anniversary of System 3, a landmark occasion in the company’s long and successful history. System 3 stands proud as one of the only remaining, truly independent videogames publishers.

Formed in 1982  System 3 is globally renowned for its groundbreaking videogames that formed the very foundations of the modern videogames we know and love today. From the behemoth that was  The Last Ninja, to the platforming brilliance of  MYTH: History In The Making, to the legendary status of  International Karate and the joyous simplicity of  Putty SquadSystem 3 has been responsible for some of the greatest videogames of the past 30 years.  

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