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ESRB rates Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil for PSN

US game ratings service reveals popular franchises ahead of official announcements

The Entertainment Software Rating Board has published ratings for five high profile third-party PlayStation Network games ahead of official announcements, including Konami's Metal Gear Solid and Capcom's Resident Evil.

Both titles, released in the late 1990s for the original PlayStation console, will be available for download on the PSOne Classics section of the PlayStation Store, if information provided by the ESRB proves to be accurate.

The board has also rated Take-Two Interactive's Spec: Ops: Covert Assault and Spec Ops: Ranger Elite, along with Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six.

The PSOne Classics section of the PlayStation Store allows consumers to digitally purchase games originally available on the PlayStation console for play on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. Resident Evil has been available to PlayStation Network users in Japan since 2006, while fan-favorite Metal Gear Solid remains globally absent.


Frank Cifaldi