Lumines I/II Not Coming To PSN (Yet) – Update
Sadly Q Entertainment had some bad news for all you portable puzzle fans today. Lumines I & II will not be on PSN any time soon. Here is what they said:
We would love to bring Lumines/Lumines II to the PSN store, but there are complications, music licensing, was published by Namco, etc.
That said, we’re obviously looking into it. 🙂
Well at least they are looking into it. Lumines was the first game I got with my PSP at launch, I would love to own a digital copy of it.
To clarify, we don’t have any problems with Bandai Namco. It’s just not as simple a matter of slapping Lumines I/II up on PSN as it seems.
The songs “Shinin'” and “Lights” were licensed for the UMD version of the game. To repurpose the game for PSN, we’d need to re-license, etc.
And since Bandai Namco is the publisher of Lumines I, it’s basically up to them to put on PSN. We’d love to see it as a PSN game, though!