Parasite Eve Infecting PlayStation Network In North America

By Spencer . February 25, 2011 . 1:12am

peveParasite Eve, the book turned PsOne title that kicked off Aya Brea’s gaming career, is coming to PlayStation Network. And we’re not talking about Japan. This news is for North America.


The ESRB just rated Parasite Eve for PlayStation 3 and PSP. Sony Computer Entertainment is listed as the "publisher" too, a surefire sign that we’ll see Parasite Eve on PlayStation Network in the PsOne Classics folder.


From leak to launch it took Xenogears seven weeks to pop up on PSN. We’ll get the stopwatch out for Parasite Eve. Ready? Go!

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  • malek86

    I know a few guys who will be very happy about this.

    • BelmontHeir

      Drinks are on me!

    • Croix

      I know I’ll be very happy about this. I’ve played both games, but never owned them personally, so it will be nice to actually be able to play them whenever I want to.

  • Rarutos

    Yay, now I will finally get a chance to play this game without having to spend over 50 dollars on it!

    Hopefully they bring 2 as well. Gives me more of a reason to get (and play) The 3rd Birthday!

  • PrinceHeir

    oh my god thank you square O_O

    hopefully it includes PE2 as well ^^ now i’ll buy The 3rd Birthday with 100% satisfaction :)

    playing all the series on the go? awesome :P

    now when’s Vagrant Story and Chrono Cross coming out? hmmm :D

    • “Vagrant Story” was release like a year ago, buddy.

      If you want it, GOT GET IT! ;)

      • PrinceHeir

        *checks in US PSN

        umm no :P

        at least europeans get to play it sooo early :P

  • Woo!

  • This game had monster transformation scenes that were waaaay ahead of it’s time. If it wasn’t for the fact that the enemies looked less intimidating in the battle screen, I probably would’ve browned myself… And even then, it was the scariest thing ever, because Aya runs so slowly.

    Especially at a certain point in the game, where a certain fork in the road became the most unfair decision I’ve ever had to make.

    • Kunio_kun

      Yeah, if you’re talking about after beating the last boss on the first play through, THAT TOTALLY RUINED THIS GAME FOR ME.

      Square Exec: “Alright, what can we do to torture our players after they spend one-half an hour or more on the boss? Oh, I know! Let’s have them go through a maze they’ve never seen before and if they make one wrong turn, THEY DIE! And then they’ll have to try it all over again because we won’t let them save after the battle! We’re assholes!”

      Great story, fun gameplay, but that mess at the end can suck it…

      • I loved that part, honestly. It felt so intense. And I did die once during it. I remember telling people PE had the most persistent last boss I had ever fought at the time.

        • Kunio_kun

          It would have been big fun if we were given the chance to save ONCE after the myriad of cutscenes and stages of fighting. But the way it was presented just pissed me off. And that’s coming from someone with the patience to beat SaGa Frontier 2…

  • urbanscholar

    Looking forward to this

  • Draparde

    i can’t wait until the day comes where i can’t even remember NA’s psn being empty :D

  • Once again, please Square Enix, release it in Europe too!

    Yeah, I know you can access the American store anyway. But that doesn’t help this kind of games to get out of the niche category.

    They deserve to at least have the chance to expand their popularity. And that’s not gonna happen if the only way we Europeans have to get this game is to pull off some array of gimmicks to get the American version.

    That being said, a FIGS localization would increase that chance too, but I think that’s asking too much in this day and age for a old game digital re-release.

  • :’) So happy right now. What about the 2nd game as well?

  • Awesome, Parasite Eve!! Hopefully they will eventually put Tomba 1 and 2 on the PSN too! God I miss these games!

    • Exkaiser

      On the european Playstation blog, they mentioned that they were looking into that one, so there’s a tiny bit of hope!

      I do love the first Tomba, though. Excellent game.

      • badmoogle


    • badmoogle

      If they ever put Tomba/i then i can die a happy moogle.
      The demo of the first game was one of my favourite games (i played it countless times) but unfortunately i couldn’t find the actual game (there was no internet for online shopping back then.)And now they sell the game for ridiculous prices…:(

  • landlock

    I played the game for the first time about three years ago and the game was excellent but it really hadn’t aged well at all. As much as I liked the game I dread to think what it looks like now.

  • animefans12

    Sweet~ This would be nice to replay it again.

  • nyobzoo

    nice, never played the 1st game

  • badmoogle

    *Tries…hard… to resist post…about Europe…*>_<

  • Awesome news. Would have liked Square to have released a HD version personally but this will do :D

  • Aiddon

    I still have the original disc for it. Even I didn’t I’d still buy this over Toriyama’s eye-bleedingly bad attempt at a plot.

    • Kunio_kun


      • PurpleDoom

        He’s saying he’d rather have this than The 3rd Birthday, thrown in with some of his usual Toriyama-bashing.

  • Very cool, but, just like Xenogears, I already have the disc. Now PE2, however, I’ve never played, so if that’s on the way too, I’ll download that.

  • Having never played the first game, I’m really looking forward to this.

  • Zonic505

    I figured they’d release this near the release of The 3rd Birthday. Now I can get it & see if the hype is true (assuming it’s not $9.99).

  • Any discount on this one? Perhaps a coupon in FF type 0 LE? Lol..

  • Boris_Althema

    what about a europe/australia? :

  • The second Parasite Eve had better game mechanics but #1 was still fabulous.

    I can’t wait to play this again; it’s been a long, long time.

  • I never played this one but I want it so much.
    While I’m waiting, I will be playing Xenogears

  • Zero_Destiny

    SE has been givin’ PSN quite some love lately. Very GOOD. Keep it up and give us Chrono Cross and maybe throw in the SaGa games and some other classics :)

  • BadenBadenPrinny


  • Took Sony long enough! Yeesh.

    Well, here’s to hoping that Parasite Eve 2 comes to US PSN as well some day. I already own 1, will be getting 3, and quite frankly 2 is beastly hard to find a copy of anywhere. =(

    Oh, complaining aside, massive hurrahs for PE finally making it’s way to US PSN! Here’s to hoping our European brother-ladies can soon share the same excitement. ;o;

  • that day is not far off.
    its ironic cause i remember yesterday posting somewhere that PE should be released on the NA PSN and yet here is the announcement.

  • I´ve waited years…some weeks wont hurt that much T.T

  • i think maybe they should release this and the second PE before the 3rd birthday comes out that way we won’t be lost.
    if the story relates in someway that is.
    even though if it doesnt,it would still be nice.

  • ABOUT F***ING Time

  • thebanditking

    Awesome news, Vagrant Story, PE now if we could get Lunar 2 up on there as well as Einhander, Ape Escape, Medieval 2, and well lets be honest I could go on forever. All I know is at the end of all this I am getting a huge Memory Stick for my PSP and putting all of mine on it.

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