It has been a long time since we saw a Parasite Eve title, but Square-Enix plans to change that soon with The 3rd Birthday for the PSP.
However, it's probably safe to assume that many have either forgotten about the series or never played it to begin with, so maybe bringing the first two games to the PSN is a good idea. According to JustPushStart citing a recent Japanese Tweet on the game's official Twitter page, the publisher apparently plans to put both Parasite Eve and Parasite Eve 2 on the Network at some point in the near future. Obviously, they'd do this to ramp up interest in The 3rd Birthday but let's not forget that both old games in question were excellent. The original remains arguably one of the best titles in the original PlayStation library; Aya Brea was a great new heroine, the story was awesome, and the gameplay was a cross between turn-based and action with firearms rather than swords. It just worked really, really well. The sequel turned out to be more like Resident Evil but hey, I think we all remember that shower scene…maybe one of the first titillating CGI sequences in gaming. So to have both PE and PEII on the Network would be a definite bonus.
We'll let you know when and if Square-Enix makes this announcement. When they do, we'll probably recommend that you try at least the first PE if you never played it before.
Related Game(s): The 3rd Birthday