Two Classic PSOne RPGs Come Our Way This Week

On October 12th, MonkeyPaw Games will be releasing the two classic PSOne games, Arc the Lad and Alundra, to the PSN store.  Both of these games were ported to the original PlayStation by Working Designs in 1998 and 2002 respectively.

Alundra was known for its Zelda-like elements when it was released in the late 90’s, presenting a top-down perspective adventure, complete with dungeons and puzzle-solving.  It was also known for containing some brutally-challenging puzzles (remember when games were the result of controller graveyards?)

Arc the Lad, on the other hand, was a strategy role-playing game in the vein of Shining Force and Final Fantasy Tactics, with battles taking place upon a grid in a turn-based play mechanic.  After years of seeing the game series only through magazines and websites (due to its Japan-only releases), Working Designs finally ported the four games of the series over in 2002 (with a collection edition that included a hard-bound instruction manual and plenty of other goodies).

The good news is that, despite these games being released by MonkeyPaw games, the company will be working with Victor Ireland (founder of Working Designs and hero to thousands of role-playing game fans around the nation) to ensure that these two classics get the proper treatment in their PSN release.

“We are happy to be working with former exec of Working Designs, Victor Ireland, on these titles, as no one knows them better.” – John Greiner, President, MonkeyPaw Games.

Look for these two classics tomorrow (for $5.99 each) with the weekly PSN store update.

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  • Wow these both look awesome. I might give them a try. Although I don’t want to end up smashing my controller over any puzzles.

  • Anonymous

    man Alundra was awsome! I still kick myself for selling my PAL version of the first and the ntsc version of the second I imported.

    You lucky Americans – go out and buy these, it’s cheaper them lunch at macca’s.