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Naughty Dog has been getting a lot of attention for its excellent Uncharted series on the PlayStation 3, but that's just one of the franchises that it's created over the years. In addition to Crash Bandicoot, Naughty Dog developed the Jak and Daxter series on the PlayStation 2. The series is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in a few months (December 4, if you want to get all technical about it), leaving fans wondering how the event will be celebrated. If a recent listing on a South African game retailer's website is to be believed (and that's a big "if"), a PS3 collection of HD remakes could be just around the corner.
Retailer BT Games has a listing for The Jak and Daxter HD Collection, with an estimated January 20, 2012, release date.
Gematsu.com, the site that discovered the listing, says that a source hinted that such a collection was in the works back in May. Judging from Sony's enthusiasm for rereleasing older games from its vault, stranger things have certainly happened.
Before we get too carried away, keep in mind that retailers use placeholder items all the time. We've contacted Sony about the collection, and we'll report back if we hear anything other than "We don't comment on rumors or speculation."
In the meantime, can we all agree than such a collection, if real, would look really nice on our shelves?
Source: Gematsu, via VG247.com
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Really hope that its true... Jak and Daxter rules!
yes! please god!
I still have my original PS@ copies. Loved these games. The only bad things I can think of are Jak's transition from a mute to an emo, and the clumsy weapon switching in Jak 3.
Man that would be really cool. I feel old though because I remember buying those on the PS2 as they came out and especially with Crash Bandicoot.
Hell yes! Plus a Ratchet & Clank Collection and Kingdom Hearts Collection would be amazing XD
I SHALL BUY THESE! Whenever they come out, I say... :O
i dont see what the big deal is. [everyone gasps and gets pitchforks ready]
ahh i remember jak and daxter, i played the *** outta those games. espeacilly jak 3
I love this series. If they are re-done in HD, they will be some of the prettiest games out there. I especially like the origional. You just dont see many games so colorfull and vibrant. Naughty Dog is awesome!!!
I just finished playing the series on my old PS2. It was caked in dust, but there those 3 games were - and my memory card still worked. I had great fun. Now I read this, and as I look over the comments, it makes me feel awesome. This game series was spectacular, and here are all the comments to prove it.
Unfortunately, I have a Xbox 360 now. It's too bad, I know, but it's cool to see so many Jak and Daxter supporters out there.
The only thing that raises a question is this - will they allow you to change the camera settings? Does anyone remember playing the Precursor Legacy and Jak II having the default camera being inverted? You couldn't change it either. That's what got me using inverted controls on Call of Duty, Fallout, and Battlefield now.
I missed these games last gen, and have thought about going back and playing them. This would be the perfect chance, so here's hoping!