Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing Coming to PS4 as PS2 Classics
Today, Sony announced that Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing will be available on PS4 as PS2 classics on the PS Store sometime later this year.
Like all other PS2 classics on the PS4, each of the four games will feature 1080 up-rendering and trophy support (it’s unclear whether each game or any will have a platinum). Additional enhanced features, such as Shareplay, Remote Play, and Activity Feeds will also be included.
It’s currently unclear if the four will be available as a single package or be available for purchase separately. The latter is likely the case.
For those that don’t know: Jak and Daxter is a story-based platformer series from developers Naughty Dog, and is one the defining franchises of the PS2 era. The main series of games consists of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier. As you may have noticed, The Lost Frontier has been oddly left off this list, which may be because it was the one game in the main series not developed by Naughty Dog (it was developed by High Impact Games).
Jak X: Combat Racing is not part of the main series, but was the one shoot-off that was developed by Naughty Dog, which might be why it is included.
Here’s a brief overview of each game via Sony:
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Enter a new world of magic, adventure, exploration, and discovery where enormous vistas and exotic characters lead you to places beyond your imagination. Test your wits and your skills as you embark on a journey to reverse your best friend’s transformation into a furry Ottsel, even as he entangles you in his amusing antics. Discover twisted corruption and battle the sinister minds behind this chilling plot. Light Eco. Precursor Technology. Power Cells. Dark Eco. What does it all mean? Only one person holds the secret behind the power of the mysterious Eco. Together you must now take on these endeavors.
Jak is back in another action-packed adventure, but he’s not the same. Experiments with Dark Eco have gone wrong, leaving Jak with an uncontrollable dark side. Accompanied by your trusty friend Daxter, unleash the dark powers on multiple enemies and witness amazing transformations. Armed with powerful weapons, a high-tech jetboard, an impenetrable mech suit, and a number of vehicles at your disposal, you have no excuse for failure.
Jak and his faithful companion Daxter are thrust in the middle of an unforgiving Wasteland where survival of the fittest takes on new meaning. With potent weapons, armor, and vehicles, Jak also discovers that there is an emerging power inside him – the ability to balance Dark Jak and Light Jak. Questions about the mysterious Precursors, the mythical Mar, the fate of the world and the enigmatic Jak himself will be answered, as this most exciting adventure unfolds.
Jak X: Combat Racing
After a mysterious invite brings Jak and Daxter to Kras City, they discover that they have been poisoned by the sinister Krew. Krew proceeds to give the duo an ultimatum – race for him in the next Kras City Grand Championship and receive the poison antidote. Jak and his friends must now race for their lives in the biggest combat racing on the planet – against the best drivers in the world!
Below, you can check out a new trailer which accompanied the announcement: