Classic PS2 Jak and Daxter Games Getting Released On PS4

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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy made its PS4 debut under the PS2 Classics banner on August 22. However, the online multiplayer that was originally present in Jak X: Combat Racing won't be operational on the PS4.

So now is a ideal time for fans that played the originals, and for new gamers who never touched a Jak and Daxter game to explore one (or three) of Naughty Dog's older titles. Jak and Daxter evolved from whimsical lighthearted platforming characters to a much darker vision of a future's past world where Jak and Daxter find themselves pitted against multiple dark forces moving against them. This served as a springboard for narrative experimentation, leading to a lot of the masterpiece quality work we see from them today. You can check out a brief trailer for the Jak and Daxter re-releases, below.

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The PS2 Classic version of Combat Racing marks the first time the game will be re-released, while Jak II and 3 were part of the PS3's Jak and Daxter Collection in 2012.

Fans of the classic Jak and Daxter games from the PlayStation 2 will be able to play them again on the PlayStation 4 soon. Jak II also took a darker tone than the original, adding a "dark Jak" form and pushing the game's rating to Teen instead of Everyone.

By giving Jak a voice, it allowed Naughty Dog to explore new narrative techniques that allowed them to create a grittier world with a much more developed and evolved storyline.

In fact, the blog post claimed that the Jak and Daxter series formed the foundation of Naughty Dog's storytelling innovations, leading to critically acclaimed hits such as the Uncharted franchise and The Last of Us.