Sony Computer Entertainment America Inducts Five New Titles Into 'Greatest Hits' Software Library

Additions of SOCOM 3: U.S. NAVY SEALs, Shadow of the Colossus, Ratchet: Deadlocked™, Jak X: Combat Racing™ and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves™ Validate PlayStation®2 Offerings as the Best Value in Interactive Entertainment at $19.99 (SRP)


Demonstrating the massive appeal of the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and its software library, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced that beginning Sunday, August 6, five additions will be made to its PlayStation®2 "Greatest Hits" lineup: SOCOM 3: U.S. NAVY SEALs,

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Shadow of the Colossus, Ratchet: Deadlocked™, Jak X: Combat Racing™ and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves™. Today's announcement marks a total of 169 "Greatest Hits" titles for PlayStation 2, more than any other platform.

To qualify as a PlayStation 2 "Greatest Hit" a title must have proven to be a driving force in software sales and in heightening the demand for the hardware that supports it. PlayStation 2 "Greatest Hits" games are available in stores for as low as $19.99 (SRP), and offer consumers the widest variety of content for all age groups.

"From Grand Theft Auto to Gran Turismo 4, the Greatest Hits program offers something for everyone, and consistently provides consumers and retailers with best-selling games while further extending the PlayStation 2 value proposition," said Peter Dille, senior vice president of Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "The new Greatest Hits additions provide an incentive for new gamers to purchase PlayStation 2 and core gamers to add classic titles to their existing libraries."

The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system was launched on October 26, 2000. Since then more than 38 million consoles have been sold in North America, with more than 107 million units shipped worldwide. To date, more than one billion pieces of software for the platform have shipped worldwide, overall making PlayStation 2 the fastest-selling gaming platform on the market

  About Recently Added "Greatest Hits" Titles:
  -- SOCOM 3: U.S. NAVY SEALs. Currently the most widely played online title
     on PlayStation 2, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs presents the most realistic
     military strategy title on any console, utilizing an extensive
     single-player experience with player-controlled vehicles, weapon
     customization, and gameplay maps five to six times larger than in
     previous SOCOM iterations. As the SEAL commander controlling three AI
     teammates, players will protect freedom from enemy forces in urban and
     rural warfare throughout the world.  SOCOM 3 supports 32 players with
     players able to access the games' online community at no extra charge,
     using the broadband service of their choice. Rated "M" for Mature.
  -- Shadow of the Colossus. Upon release in 2005, Shadow of the Colossus
     received high praise from the media and gaming industry, garnering
     awards from IGN, the 2005 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and
     the 2005 Game Developers Choice Awards.  In Shadow of the Colossus,
     players embark on a majestic journey in a mystical land to defeat
     extremely large colossal beasts in order to seek the truth behind an
     ancient tale of hidden power that brings a lost soul back to life.
     Armed with a horse, player's journey across picturesque landscapes to
     unearth and destroy 16 gigantic mythical Colossi.  The grueling task of
     defeating a Colossus pits intelligent puzzle solving and action
     oriented gameplay against the mighty power and force of mountain-sized
     beasts. From the award-winning developers of the critically acclaimed
     ICO™, comes a masterpiece of an adventure. Rated "T" for Teen.
  -- Ratchet: Deadlocked. Continuing the evolution of the popular Ratchet
     and Clank series, Ratchet:  Deadlocked introduces new elements to the
     franchise such as co-op gameplay through the entire story mode,
     squad-based functionality, an enhanced weapons modification system, and
     the ability of up to 10 players to compete online utilizing a broadband
     connection.  Players will be drawn into this action-packed platformer
     as Ratchet and Clank are captured while investigating the disappearance
     of several famous heroes. The duo soon discovers that the missing
     heroes have been abducted by a deranged media mogul, who intends to use
     them as contestants on an underground reality combat show called
     "DeadZone." To keep himself and his friends alive, Ratchet will have to
     participate in the games and keep driving up the show's rating with
     victories. Rated "T" for Teen.
  -- Jak X: Combat Racing. Jak X:  Combat Racing takes the Jak and Daxter
     franchise to a new level with the introduction of head-to-head car
     combat and the incorporation of both multiplayer and online gameplay.
     Delivering a refreshingly new experience to fans of the Jak and Daxter
     series, Jak X: Combat Racing brings a heart-stopping plot and
     high-speed action.  After a mysterious invite brings Jak and Daxter to
     Kras City, they discover that they have been poisoned by the sinister
     Krew. Krew gives the duo an ultimatum -- race for him in the next Kras
     City Grand Championship and receive the poison antidote. With that, Jak
     and his friends are forced into a high-speed contest for their own
     lives as they are swept up into a deadly plot to win the biggest combat
     race on the planet against the best drivers in the world. Rated "T" for
  -- Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves builds upon the
     award-winning Sly Cooper franchise with an all-new animated adventure
     allowing players to join Sly and his crew as they struggle against new
     villains and old adversaries in an effort to recover the Cooper family
     fortune.  Showcasing Sucker Punch's signature toon-shaded artistic
     style and outstanding storytelling, Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves returns
     for Sly's most elaborate heist with a variety of new gameplay features,
     including eight playable characters, 3D gameplay, challenging co-op and
     head-to-head multiplayer games, new vehicles, mini-games, disguises,
     enhanced combat move sets and much more.
     Rated "E10+" for Everyone 10 and up.

  About Sony Computer Entertainment America

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