Starting on October 4, Sony will be releasing a new exclusive title on PSN every Tuesday. These will include titles such as Eufloria and Okabu which have been funded by Sony's "Pub Fund" as well as new entries in established franchises such as Infamous: Festival of Blood and PixelJunk Sidescroller.
Most interesting, though, is the news that "a selection of rare classic games" will be heading to PSN, according to IndustryGamers. These titles will include God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Odin Sphere and Ring of Red. The astute among you will notice that these are PS2 games -- and as such, they mark the long-awaited first appearance of games from the previous console generation on PS3. There's currently no news on whether these PS2 games will be upscaled to HD or updated in any way as yet.
As further incentive for players to check out the PSN exclusive titles as well as the PlayStation Plus service, Plus subscribers receive a 20% discount during the launch week of each game. As well as that, those who spend over $60 with Sony in October will get a $10 store credit for November -- this credit can be spent on anything on PSN including DLC, TV shows, movies, subscriptions and Home items, not just game downloads.
"'Only on PlayStation Network' is our line of great exclusive games that users can count on to deliver exciting game experience that can't be found anywhere else," said Susan Panico, senior director of PSN at SCEA. "This strong initial content offering, combined with the day one discounts for PlayStation Plus subscribers and the 'Spend $60, Get $10 Back' promotion, makes PlayStation Network the premier destination for digital content."
Watch out for the new games to start appearing on PSN starting this Tuesday -- October 4 -- with Eufloria and Rochard. The PS2 titles are set to launch alongside these two games. October 11 will see the release of Sideway: New York, while October 13 sees Sodium Collection hit the service. On October 18, Okabu and RocketBirds will arrive, and October 25 will close off the month's offerings with Infamous: Festival of Blood and PixelJunk Sidescroller.
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Sony Launching 'Only on PSN' Program, PS2 Classics On the Way?