As part of an attempt to put From Software’s old games out there while Bloodborne is still hot, Sony has officially announced the release of Shadow Tower for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita as a PSOne Classic this week.
A trademark filing from last month confirmed that the release was happening, so this was only a matter of time. Sony also published the original Armored Core last week as a PSOne Classic. Before Souls and Bloodborne came around, the mecha robot franchise was the closest that From Software ever came to a solid gaming series. The original still holds up to this day once you wrap your brain around the pre-dual-analog shooter controls.
I’m glad there is a standard for the genre these days.
Shadow Tower looks like a rough early 3D game, but it is showered in the creepy, disturbing atmosphere of the Souls games. PlayStation Blog’s description frames it like so: “With his entire home city swallowed by the underworld, Ruus Hardy vows to rescue everyone trapped by the demons.” Which could very well be the plot of a Souls game as well.
Consider me curious. I’ll be piling this on my classics backlog for the summer when it launches tomorrow with the PlayStation Store update