It has been exactly three months since the first rumor that EA Replay for the PSP was in the works... and now today is ship day. To further confirm this, Electronic Arts has finally updated their Press Site with the proper date -- today!
Depending on how quickly the game reaches stores, it should be available all over the United States either Wednesday or Thursday. This seems like a small step, but it is very big news for Wing Commander fans -- for the first time in three years, you can walk into a store and buy a game with 'Wing Commander' on the box. For the first time in eight years, a new Wing Commander game is available that was developed in-house by Electronic Arts. Make no mistake, this is progress.
We are incredibly excited about this, and believe that many of you are too -- so to tide you over for the next twenty four hours, please enjoy this large collection of odds and ends about the original SNES Wing Commander and Secret Missions releases.
Update: EA has issued a press release confirming that Replay is shipping today!
You can read the complete press release here. In addition, Gamestop has updated their listing showing that Replay is now shipping. If you would like to win your own copy of the game, be sure to enter our contest -- there are only a few hours left!
Take a Walk Down Memory Lane With EA This Holiday – EA Replay for the PSP Ships to Retailers Today
The 90s Lives on in a Collection of 14 Classic EA Titles Exclusive to the PSP
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced that EA™ Replay, the company’s first ever compilation of classic console games, will ship to retailers in North America today and in Europe on December 8 under the EA™ brand. Produced by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable), this catalog of 14 EA console favorites from the 90s aims to capture the simple, button-mashing fun that first hooked players all those years ago.
“We wanted to make a game that was authentic to EA’s rich history of genre-defining IP,” said David McCarthy, Executive Producer on the project. “EA Replay is loaded with classic visuals and audio that perfectly emulates the console gameplay you nostalgically remember, while at the same time, delivering a cutting-edge, on-the-go gaming experience.”
By bringing original 90s console games to the PSP, EA Replay rejuvenates the way the classics are played. You can now go head-to-head with friends in multiplayer on select titles, unlock original game art, and save your game at any point.
EA Replay’s compilation of celebrated hits gives you the chance to relive those epic moments that first sparked your gaming passion on-the-go. Included in the retro catalog are popular franchises such as the Strike series, Road Rash™ and Wing Commander™.