The 3rd Birthday producer Yoshinori Kitase and Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura have both recently hinted at a PSone Classics release for the first two Parasite Eve titles prior to the release of PSP’s 3rd Birthday.
First, Kitase has told VG247 during Gamescom (via a translator) that Square Enix is “aware” of the demand for the first two to get a digital release.
“We are aware of the demand,” Kitase told the site, “so that we are closely considering the possibility of making it available for classics.
“Obviously, Parasite Eve 1 and 2 are not only owned by [Square Enix], they are also owned by Hideaki Sena [The author of the Parasite Eve novel]. But we hope it’ll be there.”
Nomura recently hinted that the re-releases are being worked on through an update on The 3rd Birthday‘s official Twitter.
“But, before The 3rd Birthday I’d like to do something for the numerous requests for the archives [version] of 1st and 2nd,” wrote Nomura.
Square Enix mentioned that the archives versions of these two games were “under consideration” earlier this month. Good to hear they’re still thinking about it.