Konami Collects itself
Budget re-releases for "classic" PS2 games
Konami have unveiled their new Collection budget range for the PlayStation 2. The label will kick off in September with six re-releases, each setting you back €29.95, which should equate to about £20 in the UK. The launch line-up consists of Ring Of Red (an entertaining mecha strategy game), Silent Scope (a more reasonable prospect at a mid-range price), Age of Empires II (a faithful but lacklustre port of Microsoft's classic real-time strategy game), 7 Blades (a third person actioneer with swords and guns), International Superstar Soccer (Konami's other football sim) and Zone Of The Enders (Hideo Kojima's big stompy robot side project). Bit of a mixed bag then, but it's a respectable start for the label, and hopefully we'll see some of Konami's big hitters appearing there in years to come.