Playstation announces plans for UK release of PS2 classic ‘Primal’ on the PS4

It features as part of a classic video games revival

Playstation has announced plans to bring ‘Primal’ to the PS4 later this week.

The game was first released way back in 2003 on the PS2 but is being re-released as part of the publisher’s ‘Classics’ range. Previous releases under this banner include GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas, Manhunt, Bully, Max Payne and Parappa The Rapper 2.

Originally developed by SCE Cambridge Studio (now known as Guerrilla Cambridge), Primal sees players put in control of Jen, a young woman with supernatural abilities that allow her to transform into a number of demonic forms.

A price and exact release date for the PS4 release in the UK has yet to be announced, but it was released in the US yesterday (May 31). It is expected to be priced between £7.99 and £11.99.

Creative Director Chris Sorrell previously told “In retrospect, it’s clear that in some regards our ambition exceeded our reach, and that the path we took with Primal was at odds with the larger directions the gaming world was headed — the open-world excesses of Grand Theft Auto or the social/casual gaming trends pioneered by Singstar and Eye-toy. But I think all of that makes Primal all the more notable as a one-of-a-kind, story-driven adventure with a quite unusual charm.”

Other PS2 classic games that have been recently released include a series of Star Wars games including Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars: Racer Revenge.

Meanwhile, filming on the forthcoming Star Wars Han Solo origins movie is set to begin in January 2017.

Alden Ehrenreich is reportedly the favourite to portray young Han Solo in the forthcoming movie having topped Dave Franco, Logan Lerman, Jack Reynor, Ansel Elgort, Scott Eastwood, Emory Cohen and Blake Jenner to become Lucasfilm’s number one choice.

Ehrenreich made his feature film debut in 2009, starring in Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro. More recently he has appeared in Stoker, Blue Jasmine and this year’s Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar!.

The Han Solo movie is scheduled to open on May 25, 2018, just five months after the release of Star Wars: Episode VIII.