Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today the launch of PlayStation Home Arcade, a new application for PlayStation Vita that offers gamers access to popular arcade classics available in the PlayStation Network social games platform, PlayStation Home.
The PlayStation Home Arcade application is available as a free download for the PS Vita system in the PlayStation Store, and the initial game line-up includes two free games, Icebreaker and WipEout 2D, as well as a free demo of the PlayStation Home arcade title Scribble Shooter. Additional titles can be purchased for $1.49 each and are playable on both the PS Vita system and in PlayStation Home on PS3.
Once downloaded, the application links to users' Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) ID. Arcade cabinet purchases made by users in PlayStation Home can also be downloaded to the PlayStation Home Arcade at no additional cost. A short clip is now locally mirrored.