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Sony may wish that it hadn't bothered bringing PlayStation 2 games to the PlayStation 4 after last night's backlash. A leaked video description spotted overnight suggested that the new-gen system's emulator would not support discs or PlayStation 3 purchases, which is expected but unfortunate news. Either way, it's too late to back out now, as four European trademarks have been spotted for forthcoming potential ports.

Dark Cloud is one of the titles, which would corroborate with the aforementioned trailer. The other three releases include Rogue Galaxy, The Mark of Kri, and War of the Monsters. Earlier in the year, Dark Chronicle, Twisted Metal Black, and Ape Escape 2 were all rated for the PS4 as well, so this looks like a pretty strong selection. Capcom also filed an Onimusha trademark recently, which could be related to the initiative.

While it sounds like you may have to re-buy all of these games, it's perhaps worth remembering that additional work is being invested into them, with the PS4 emulator boasting full Trophy support and presentation enhancements. All of that requires work, so it shouldn't come as an enormous surprise if the platform holder charges. The pricing structure will be key, though, won't it? We reckon that these have got to be less than $5.