Weekly Family Gaming Update: 11/23/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be tough for a parent to keep track of. Between work, carting the kids to everywhere under the sun, cooking, cleaning, and maybe (just maybe) getting a chance to sleep for a few hours parents just don’t have the time to keep up with everything happening in their child’s hobby.

If the above paragraph describes you, then we have an answer for you. Every Monday morning EFG will be publishing a digest of some of the biggest video game news that your family needs to know. So kick back with your morning coffee and enjoy!

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Sony working on PS2 Emulation on PS4

WIRED reported, and confirmed this past week, that Sony was working on allowing the PlayStation 4 to emulate PlayStation 2 games.  The direct quote from the WIRED article reads as follows:

“We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation,” a Sony representative told WIRED via email. “We have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”

When this happens the PlayStation 4 will be able to play PlayStation 2 games using its improved processing power. This would make them look sharper and update them to HD, but it won’t really change the graphics themselves. The art will still be the same afterall.

What makes this exciting is that there is a veritable MOUNTAIN of PlayStation 2 games out there and a lot of them are perfect for families.

New Valkyria Chronicles Coming to PS4!!!

SEGA has confirmed that they are working on a new entry in the fan favorite Valkyria Chronicles series.

The original Valkyria Chronicles was a surprise hit on the PS3 but its two sequels were relegated to the PSP and weren’t even released in North America.

The original has since been brought over to the US on Steam and it was very successful. I can’t help but think that this tipped SEGA off to the demand for the games.

The next game will be a prequel and will be called Valkyria: Azure Revolution. A demo will be included in the Valkyria Chronicles HD Remaster coming next year. The new trailer is below. It is only confirmed for a Japanese release so far, but I think it is a strong possibility that the game will find its way here.

Street Fighter V tutorial includes Young Ryu and Ken

Street Fighter V is coming to the PS4 next February. Until then we can expect dribs and drabs of information to keep up the hype train. The most recent nugget came in the form of a trailer for the tutorial mode that features Ryu and Ken back in their younger days.

Super Star Wars for SNES released on PSN – causing the world to implode.

Sony released a package of older Star Wars games along with the collector’s edition of Star Wars Battlefront. One of the games, Super Star Wars, was  originally an SNES exclusive and this marks the first time an SNES exclusive game was released on a non-Nintendo console.

The game is available for purchase for $9.99 on the PSN and it well worth it for Star Wars fans who are trying to relive the games of their youth or share that joy with their kids!

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