Two more games beef up PS2-on-PS4 library this week

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Visitors look at Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 game consoles and control pads displayed at a booth during the Tokyo Game Show 2014 (Reuters/Yuya Shino)

Two games will be added this week to the growing PS2-on-PS4 library. The program gives fans a chance to play some of their old PlayStation 2 favorites on the PlayStation 4.

“Resident Evil Code: Veronica” and “Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland” will become digitally available on the PlayStation Store. Senior Specialist for SIEA Social Media Ryan Clements made the announcement on PlayStation’s official blog site.

There is no word yet in regard to the two games’ pricing. However, Gamespot predicts that they will fall somewhere between the $10 to $20 range.

“Resident Evil Code: Veronica” is a survival horror video game from Capcom, which was originally launched in 2000. It was the fourth installment in the “Resident Evil” series of games. The title featured siblings Claire and Chris Redfield who are trying to survive a viral outbreak.

“Explore the mysterious Rockfort Island facility and the freezing Antarctic Base for clues exposing the Umbrella Corporation’s sordid goals and the truth behind the mysterious and unsettling Ashford twins,” the game’s official description reads.

“Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland,” on the other hand, is a farm simulation game released in 2001. In the game, players aim to save the town before it is demolished within the year to make room for an amusement park and resort.

“Constructions begin in a year, so you have your work cut out for you! But don’t worry, if you earn the friendship and trust of the villagers they will be sure to lend a helping hand,” the blog post explained.

Launched in 2015, the PS2-on-PS4 library currently carries over 40 titles. Gamers can find former hits like “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,” “Red Dead Revolver,” and “Red Faction,” to name a few, in the program’s library. Unlike Microsoft’s Xbox One backward compatibility program, the PS2-on-PS4 requires players purchase the games again. This is due to the fact that their old PS2 discs will not work on the PS4.