It appears that the announcement of Tomb Raider Trilogy HD not even a month ago has indeed opened up the floodgates for third party publishers to re-release older games in high definition on PlayStation 3. Ubisoft announced today Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD and Prince of Persia Classic Trilogy HD for Sony’s remake-friendly PS3 in the U.S. on March 22, 2011 for $39.99 at retail, or digitally on the PlayStation Store. The Splinter Cell compilation will include Splinter Cell, Pandora Tomorrow, and Chaos Theory while the Prince of Persia package will have The Sands of Time, Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones. Both releases will consist of a single Blu-ray disc each. In what seems like a move to one up Square Enix’s Tomb Raider collection, Ubisoft has confirmed these games will be playable in stereoscopic 3D. While the Splinter Cell treatment was just announced, and the Prince of Persia collection has been out in Europe for some time, it’s still great to get a firm release date, as well as the inclusion of 3D for Splinter Cell.
As with Tomb Raider, while I’m personally excited to try out these games in high def, I can only hope this means Square Enix will be comfortable revisiting some Final Fantasy titles and Konami will man-up and re-release the Metal Gear Solid games with trophy support.