Here’s a first look at the classic games available on PS Plus Premium

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Worms World Party and Worms Armageddon graphic assets and IDs have recently been discovered in the PlayStation store backend by Redditor the andshrew.

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When PS Plus Premium releases later this year, we can expect to see the invertebrate turn-based shooters in the vintage games collection.

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Several classic PlayStation games that are expected to be added to the PS Plus Premium tier later this year have leaked, giving us a sneak peek at what classic titles will be available when the subscription platform relaunches.

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Redditor the andshrew discovered assets for three PlayStation titles in the PSN shop backend, including cover art for the legendary PS1 fighting game Tekken 2, PS1 puzzler Mr Driller, and arcade-style PSP racer Ridge Racer 2.

The Premium tier of the new PS Plus service will provide customers access to a portfolio of titles from the PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP generations when it relaunches later this year. These materials appear to be linked to the service, meaning that all three games will be included in the new retro library for the tier.

Although this leak only reveals three games out of the total 340 games in PS Plus’s vintage collection, it does give us an idea of the types of games we may expect to see.

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Mr Driller is a lesser-known, kid-friendly title, and Ridge Racer 2 has garnered cult status since its introduction on Sony’s handheld over 15 years ago. It’s an interesting blend. If the entire retro collection falls under this category, there will be something for everyone.

Games for days

However, it will be some time before we can get our hands on the games. The new PS Plus will be released in stages later this year, first on May 23 in Asia, then June 1 in Japan, June 13 in America, and finally June 22 in Europe.

The service will be divided into three levels. PS Plus Essential includes the same features as PS Plus, including two monthly digital games and online access. PS Plus Extra, on the other hand, turns the bundle into an Xbox Game Pass competitor, allowing you to download 400 PS4 and PS5 games.

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PS Plus Premium completes the service by allowing you to stream the PS Plus library over the internet and adds a classic PlayStation game selection.

Take this with a grain of salt, as with any leak. While the andshrew’s post history reveals that he has a history of tinkering with computer systems’ backends, it’s best to hold off on getting too excited about these titles until Sony officially publishes the PS Plus retro games list.

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