I noticed there was a sale on Square-Enix games on the iOS — ‘oh, must tell the chaps and chapettes on Kotaku Australia,’ I thought. Then I saw there was also a massive EA sale. ‘This is getting saucy,’ I told myself. Then I saw that Capcom had a sale on PSN. My poor wallet. Now it’s my duty to inform you all, and push you all headfirst into the poorhouse.
The EA one is arguably the biggest, so we’ll talk about that first. EA has dropped almost all of its library to 99 cents — and that includes some pretty premium games such as Dead Space, FIFA 12, Mirror’s Edge — practically it’s entire catalogue is on sale besides a few exceptions such as Rock Band and Shift 2: Unleashed. Regardless, EA has some great games on iOS so this is a great chance to stock up.
The Square-Enix sale is a little less impressive, but still a goldmine for those looking to indulge in their love of 16-bit JRPGs — i.e. me.
Most of Square-Enix’s games are half price on iOS, except Chrono Trigger (boo). Some of those games include everything in the Final Fantasy series, the Chaos Rings series, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and (this is the one I’m about to buy) Secret of Mana.
UPDATE: Looks as though the Capcom sale is only in the US for now. Sorry about that. If there’s any change we’ll let you know.
Capcom’s sale is not on iOS — it’s on the PSN. But they have an insane amount of top notch games on sale — including practically every version of Street Fighter available on the service.
1942: Joint Strike
Age of Booty
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Breath of Fire 4 (PS1)
Cyberbots (PS1 Imports)
Dino Crisis 2 (PS1)
Final Fight: Double Impact
Mega Man 4 (PS1 Imports)
Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
RE5 Untold Stories Bundle
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
Street Fighter 3 Online Complete
Street Fighter 3 Online DLC Bundle
Street Fighter Alpha 1 (PS1)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PS1)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Maxx
Super Puzzle Fighter II HD
Super Street Fighter II HD
Ultimate Ghosts’n Goblins
Most of the games listed are at least half price, a couple have greater discounts, a couple slightly less, but if there are any games on the above list that tickle your fancy, now is the time.
Personally, I can thoroughly recommend Bionic Commando Rearmed. Maybe skip the sequel, but the original is awesome.