Last month, Neo Geo games arrived on North America's PlayStation Store (now available in a single, $80 bundle). This month, as announced last year, PSN will host games from another vintage, relatively obscure console: the Turbografx-16. Hudson has listed a series of downloadable TG16 "Classics" -- currently available on Wii's Virtual Console service -- to be released throughout January on the Store, including Bonk's Adventure, New Adventure Island and the wonderful sci-fi pinball game Alien Crush.

Ten titles in all have been announced, with the full list posted after the break. No particular dates or prices have been revealed, but there are only three more Tuesdays, and therefore three more PSN updates, left this month. We'll ask Hudson if it would be more specific.

"TurboGrafx Classics" from Hudson
  • Alien Crush
  • Bomberman '94
  • Bonk's Adventure
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • Neutopia
  • New Adventure Island
  • Soldier Blade
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Victory Run
  • World Sports Competition
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HUDSON ENTERTAINMENT TO CELEBRATE OLD SCHOOL GAMING WITH TURBOGRAFX CLASSICS FOR PLAYSTATION NETWORK

Ports of Original TurboGrafx 16 Favorites to be Available for Download in January

San Mateo, Calif. – Jan. 5, 2011 – Hudson Entertainment is bringing back the old school with the upcoming release of TurboGrafx Classics for PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The 10 games from the beloved console will be available to PlayStation Network users, released individually this winter.

Fans of the TurboGrafx-16 can look forward to playing the following games on their PlayStation® 3 system or PSP® system, which will be the first of many TurboGrafx-16 games delivered in full to the new generation console:

Alien Crush
Bomberman '94
Bonk's Adventure
Dungeon Explorer
Neutopia
New Adventure Island
Soldier Blade
Super Star Soldier
Victory Run
World Sports Competition


The original TurboGrafx-16 video game console was developed by Hudson Soft and NEC. It was released to major popularity in Japan in 1987, making its way to North America in 1989. With an 8-bit CPU and dual 16-bit GPU the console was capable of displaying 482 colors at once. TurboGrafx-16 was the first console to have an optional CD module, which allowed for more storage and cheaper costs.

For more information on TurboGrafx Classics and other Hudson titles, visit www.hudsonent.com.

Hudson Entertainment is the North and South American subsidiary of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on three key businesses: console retail games, digital download content, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, Military Madness and Deca Sports. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of digital music and video content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.