Sony is to introduce a number of PS2 games for PS3 in Japan later this month.
The PlayStation 2 Archives service will arrive on PSN on July 25th. Its debut titles are Resident Evil: Code Veronica (Capcom), Kessen (Tecmo Koei), Siren (Sony), Dragon Force (Sega) and Shin Contra (Konami).
Prices range between ¥1,500 and ¥1,200, Andriasang reports.
Unlike other titles on the PSN Archive service – which currently offers PSOne, PC Engine and TurboGrafx games – the new PS2 selection will be playable only on PS3 and not PSP.
The roster will be updated monthly, with a number of upcoming additions having also been named – Gunstar Heroes (Sega), Dark Cloud (Sony), Castelvania (Konami) and Dead and Alive (Tecmo Koei).
UPDATED: Headline altered to reflect the fact that this is Japanese news. PS2 games have been available for PS3 gamers in Europe for some time.