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PSOne Classics now live on Vita

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 28, 2012 8:15AM PDT

It's a bit odd that the PlayStation Vita didn't include PSOne Classics support from the start, but better late than never. The 1.8 update has gone live, including a handful of usability revisions alongside the new (old) games. Sony has only officially released a handful of them on the store, but apparently many more are available through a PlayStation 3 workaround.

The PlayStation Blog includes a brief walkthrough video of the new features. They include cursor control, back-touch for scrolling, selectable playback speed in videos, revisions for maps, notifications settings, and the cross-controller feature to work on concert with the PlayStation 3.

It also details the nine current PSOne Classics that are officially available, including Arc the Lad, Cool Boarders 2, Final Fantasy VII, Hot Shots Golf 2, Jet Moto, Syphon Filter, Tomb Raider, Twisted Metal 2, and Wild Arms. But Joystiq reports that many more can be loaded onto your Vita by downloading them on the PlayStation 3 first. Check out the full list below:

  • 2 Xtreme

  • Alundra

  • Arc the Lad

  • Arc the Lad II

  • Arcade Hits: Shienryu

  • Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special

  • Bowling

  • Breath of Fire IV

  • Castlevania Chronicles

  • Castlevania: SotN

  • Cho Aniki

  • Cool Boarders

  • Coolboarders 2

  • Coolboarders 3

  • Cool Boarders 2

  • Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness

  • Destruction Derby

  • Dino Crisis

  • Dino Crisis 2

  • Final Fantasy Origins

  • Final Fantasy IV

  • Final Fantasy VI

  • Final Fantasy VII

  • Final Fantasy VIII

  • Final Fantasy IX

  • Front Mission 3

  • Gex

  • Gex 3

  • GaiaSeed

  • Hot Shots Golf 2

  • International Track and Field

  • Jet Moto

  • Jet Moto 2

  • Jumping Flash!

  • Jumping Flash! 2

  • The King of Fighters '99

  • Klonoa

  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

  • Legend of Dragoon

  • MediEval

  • Mega Man

  • Mega Man 2

  • Mega Man 3

  • Mega Man 4

  • Metal Gear Solid

  • Money Idol Exchanger

  • Pandemonium

  • Parasite Eve

  • Parasite Eve 2

  • Rally Cross

  • Rapid Angel

  • Rayman

  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape

  • Resident Evil: DC

  • Resident Evil 2

  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

  • Ridge Racer 4

  • Saiyuki: Journey West

  • Silent Hill

  • Street Fighter Alpha 1

  • Street Fighter Alpha 3

  • Suikoden

  • Syphon Filter

  • Syphon Filter 2

  • Syphon Filter 3

  • Tekken 2

  • Threads of Fate

  • Tomb Raider

  • Tomb Raider 2

  • Tomb Raider 3

  • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

  • Toy Story 2

  • Toy Story Racer

  • Twisted Metal 2

  • Unjammer Lammy

  • Vagrant Story

  • Warhawk

  • Wild Arms

  • Wild Arms 2

  • Wipeout

  • Xenogears