With the PlayStation 3 set to enjoy its most mainstream year yet, Sony’s dreamt up a cost effective way for newcomers to catch up with all of the content they’ve missed. The platform holder’s newly announced "Collections" line is designed to bundle together multiple classics into various affordable packages.

Starting 28th August in North America, you’ll be able to snap up the Ratchet & Clank Collection, God of War Saga and inFamous Collection. We already know about Ratchet's re-mastered compilation, so let’s take a closer look at the other announcements.

The God of War Saga is perhaps the most impressive of the bunch, bundling – wait for it – the God of War Collection, the God of War Origins Collection, God of War III, a handful of exclusive extras and a one month subscription to PlayStation Plus. That’s a lot of content.

The inFamous Collection is similarly stacked, with inFamous, inFamous 2 and inFamous: Festival of Blood all up for grabs. You’ll also net additional missions, character costumes, power ups and weapon styles.

The compilations will hit North American store shelves on 28th August from $29.99. We’re going to assume that the enormous God of War Saga will cost a shade more, but it’s still likely to be under $59.99. More bundles are set to be revealed in the coming weeks. Are you tempted by any of the new announcements?

[via blog.us.playstation.com]