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Three Jak and Daxter PS2 Classics arrive on PS4 next week (update)

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Sony is finally bringing the rest of the Jak and Daxter series to PlayStation 4. PS2 Classics versions of Naughty Dog’s Jak 2, Jak 3 and Jak X Combat Racing will all launch Dec. 6 on the PlayStation Store, the company announced today.

That will follow the PS4 debut of the first game, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, by three and a half months — that PS2 Classic launched Aug. 22 alongside Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, for which it was a pre-order bonus. Sony announced in early April that it was planning to bring all four main entries in the Jak and Daxter franchise to PS4 at some point in 2017, so the first week of December is cutting it pretty close.

Jak 2 was originally released in October 2003, nearly two years after its predecessor, and is noted for bringing a darker feel to the franchise (both in its gameplay, by introducing shooting mechanics, and in its story). Naughty Dog followed it up just 13 months later with Jak 3 in November 2004, and then took the series in a new direction with Jak X Combat Racing, a vehicular combat game, in October 2005. The PS4 launch of Jak X will be the first time anyone has been able to buy the game since its debut; right now, it isn’t available digitally in any form.

As with all PS2-on-PS4 titles, these games are being up-rezzed to 1080p resolution, and Sony is adding PS4 features such as PlayStation Network trophies, Share Play and Remote Play. Jak 2, Jak 3 and Jak X Combat Racing will be sold individually, and they’ll also be available in a bundle. Sony has not announced pricing; we’ve asked the company for details, and will update this article with any information we receive. (For reference, the PS2 Classics version of Jak and Daxter costs $14.99.)

Update (Dec. 4): Sony has updated its blog post to say that it will sell each of the three aforementioned Jak and Daxter games for $14.99. A bundle of those three titles will be available for $39.99, which represents a savings of $4.98 over buying them individually.

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