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Jak & Daxter Collection Doubling Down on PlayStation Vita

Posted by Sammy Barker

PlayStation 2 platformers heading to Sony's portable

It looks like Sony’s second best double act – the first being Ratchet & Clank, obviously – are hopping onto the PlayStation Vita, as the North American ratings board the ESRB has filed a registration for the Jak & Daxter Collection on the handheld. The compilation – which launched on the PlayStation 3 last year – includes Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II: Renegade, and Jak III.

The platform holder has yet to officially confirm the collection, but once a title hits the ESRB’s website, it’s rare that it gets debunked. As such, you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be hunting for Power Cells on your portable before the end of the year. It’ll be interesting to see whether this paves the way for other PS2 ports on the Vita, such as the Sly Cooper Collection and the Ratchet & Clank Collection.

We awarded the Jak & Daxter Collection a 7/10 in our review, pointing out that while the first title is still extremely enjoyable, its sequel is virtually impenetrable by modern standards.

[via esrb.org]

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User Comments (19)

get2sammybAdmin

#1

get2sammyb said:

I'm down for more of the first game, but I never, ever, ever want to play Jak II ever again.

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

@Epic It's terrible. It's an incredibly frustrating game, an awkward change of tone for the series, and it always baffles me how positively it was received back in the day.

hydeks

#6

hydeks said:

The first game was way better than the other two, they never should have added guns and made Jak talk :P Ohh well, i waited to get this collection, so I will probably get it for the Vita...I need more games for the system :P

Manic7Muppet8

#8

Manic7Muppet8 said:

Played the first Jak and Daxter back in the day on the PS2 and really enjoyed it. Never bothered with the other two. Think I might pass on the HD collection....

charlesnarles

#9

charlesnarles said:

I paid $20 for the J&D ps2 greatest hits in like '02 or whatever and its still one of my top 10 games of all time. A rare gem among the flurry of insipid ps2 games targeted at preteen boys. Naughty Dog's always been so great; I'm excited for the first game, but the Jak sequels need to be redacted.

shinobi88

#11

shinobi88 said:

This is the kind of game reveal I can really sink my teeth into!! Get it?Teeth...vampires...damn! I wish I would listen to sensai about patiently timing my jokes correctly

irken004

#12

irken004 said:

I loved the series back on PS2 but never had a major reason to grab them on PS3. But, these would be great on Vita :)

rjejr

#13

rjejr said:

They should have tweaked the difficulty when they remastered it for the PS3. For the most part it isn't that impossible, there are only 2 parts, either of which can me made doable. The first was the "blow up 5 imperial cruiser ships" mission. I always wanted an "easy" mode with 3 ships. 3 was always tough, 5 was insane. Second, "shoot 50 flying guys from a stationary gun". Getting to about 40 or 41 wasn't too bad, 50 was nuts. Those 2 little tweaks and this is a whole new game. Still would suck compared to the first, my favorite game of all time. Whenever I hear anybody say Super Mario 64 is the best 3D world platforming game I guarantee they never played Precursor Legacy, the only game I've ever completely finished, twice. I've also played Parasite Eve and FF 7 + 8 twice but not to 100%.

RaymanFan2

#14

RaymanFan2 said:

I never saw why everyone thought Jak II was so hard. Sure, it wasn't easy, but I didn't rage at it or anything. That said, it was kind of bland and unmemorable, but if we have to have an average game like Jak II to end up with a fantastic game like Jak 3, then so be it.

Dambuster

#15

Dambuster said:

Not played any of them before, so i will be getting this, by eck this is turning into a great year for vita.

RaymanFan2

#16

RaymanFan2 said:

Oh, and Jak II didn't have a subtitle in NA, guys! I mean, who could POSSIBLY make such a dire mistake?! :P

Cirno

#17

Cirno said:

They should really put PS2 titles on the PSN for the Vita, The vita games on there should be about the same size as the PS2 games. People would love to play PS2 games on the go. Seriously.

Alpha

#19

Alpha said:

Will it be Compatible with the Trophies? hope so. and any word if it is cross buy?

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