Parasite Eve 1 & 2 could arrive on PSN
Arriving later this year on PSP is The 3rd Birthday, it’s the long awaited third game in the Parasite Eve universe – the first two games arrived on PSOne. If Tetsuya Nomura’s comments are anything to go by, it sound as though Parasite Eve 1 & 2 will be arriving on the PlayStation Store at some point in the near future. This will no doubt be great news for all those dedicated fans.
Like many Square Enix franchises, Parasite Eve has quite a cult following. It may not have a following as big as the Final Fantasy brand has but its followers are very dedicated nonetheless, and these passionate fans have been inundating Square with requests for the first two games to arrive on the store; and Judging by Nomura’s reply on Twitter, it seems like Square have finally given in to their demands:
“But, before The 3rd Birthday I’d like to do something for the numerous requests for the archives [version] of 1st and 2nd.”
This isn’t a definite confirmation that the games will arrive on the PlayStation Store but Nomura does make it sound very likely. It would be a sensible move on Square Enix’s part to make this happen because it would help promote The 3rd Birthday.
While Parasite Eve has always had a cult following, the games received mixed reviews when they were originally released. It’s hard to imagine the many years that have passed have done much to change perceptions but, then again, nostalgia can have a powerful effect on people. Despite the lukewarm praise, we found the original games to be very interesting. They offered something different at the time and had a charismatic lead character. We wrote a lengthy piece on Parasite Eve 1 recently if you’d like to know more about the game.
The 3rd Birthday appears to be shaping up nicely and we’re looking forward to dusting off our PSPs to play it. The anticipation has also left us tempted to play through the original games again once more to see if time has changed our perceptions. Hopefully Square will give us the opportunity to do so.
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