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Remastered Classics Available Today: ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

Kumi Yuasa's Avatar + Posted by Kumi Yuasa on Sep 27, 2011 // Producer, SCEA

The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The much anticipated remastered versions of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are available today on a single Blu-ray disc. I have always been a big fan of Ueda-san and his work, and I was excited when I first heard about the project. It has been an honor to work on this collection, and I am just as excited as you all to play these new versions at home.

ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection for PS3

Beginning today, you are finally be able to get your hands on the shiny new HD and 3D versions of two the most beloved video games of all time. If you’ve already played these games on PS2, now you can experience them all over again like you’ve never seen or heard them before. And if you haven’t had a chance to play these classics just yet, now’s the perfect time to experience the beautiful stories and art design of Ueda-san and his extremely talented team.

The game has been brought to new life with these enhancements and exclusive content:

  • Full 1080p HD resolution
  • Stereoscopic 3D support
  • 7.1 surround sound
  • Full Trophy support, with unique trophies for each game
  • 12-minute behind-the-scenes video about the making of ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian
  • 20+ minute round table discussion between Ueda-san (Lead Designer, Director), Kaido-san (Line Producer) and Hosono-san (Designer).
  • ICO concept video
  • Shadow of the Colossus concept video
  • NICO concept video
  • Dynamic XMB themes (one for ICO, one for Shadow of the Colossus)

The disc comes with all of this for just $39.99. As if you needed any more reasons to pick up this collection, it currently has an average review score of 91, out of 35 reviews. Game Informer gave it a 9.75, saying “Playing through them again in this unbeatable package only serves as a reminder that no other developer can imitate Team Ico’s singular style.”

In celebration of the launch of ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Ueda-san has kindly sent us his comments:

We’ve finally made it to the release date of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection. I would really like to especially thank the gamers, fans, and the media within North America, as the title has received such an incredible amount of support and praise from this region. I sincerely hope you will all enjoy the re-mastered collection.

I would also like to express my gratitude to the staff at Bluepoint Games and SCEA in the development and production of these titles. We were extremely lucky to be working with such talented staff. Their efforts helped the Collection exceed our highest quality expectations, as well as get though its development cycle without any major issues. I sincerely appreciate the great work done by everyone involved.

Fumito Ueda

Get ready to take the re-mastered game home and be immersed in these highly artistic and picturesque game worlds today!

//Add Your Own

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+ ErinIsADrunk on September 27th, 2011 at 5:11 pm said:

Man I’m loving it so far. My two favourite games in one collection!

Still upset that Canadian copies didn’t come with the reversible box art.


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+ gtrance on September 27th, 2011 at 5:30 pm said:

I’m kind of pissed off this wasn’t released over PSN. I mean the box has the “Playstation Network” logo on it so, living out of the country, I was excited that I would be able to download it like most other titles that have that Network logo on them.

Why WOULDN’T this be in PSN and have that logo on it? It doesn’t use the “Network” at all.

Totally Disappointed…


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+ SEGASHIRO on September 27th, 2011 at 5:47 pm said:

I think ICO and Shadow of Colossus transcend gaming and really elevate the medium to art. They were my favourite games when I purchased them at launch.

I also purchased the collection at launch but there was no reversible cover! I’m left with cover art that isn’t befitting of the games on the disc. I’m left with a cover that is worse than the original ICO box art!

I was very disappointed when I opened my copy immediately after purchasing it to flip the cover only to find a plain white background.

It is a small thing – yes – but when these collections are being offered at $40 with a vibe of being like Criterion blu-ray remasters – it feels like a slap in the face. I hope this gets fixed for Canadians.

Otherwise, it is a wonderful re-release!


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+ jimmyfoxhound on September 27th, 2011 at 6:04 pm said:

It almost feels like meeting an old friend.. playing ICO again. My gosh I don’t want it to end.. all of those great memories coming back of playing this game so many years ago.. it just looks glorious. thank you thank you thank you Ueda & Team ICO.. ;_;


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+ mystic2405 on September 27th, 2011 at 6:42 pm said:

to those of you who have the game, can you please tell us if it runs at 30 fps?

thanks


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+ vmQuan on September 27th, 2011 at 7:31 pm said:

Too busy with school right now, but I can’t wait to sit down and play through both of these masterpieces again.


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+ Dr-Jykill on September 27th, 2011 at 7:34 pm said:

I too am from Canada and picked up my collection today, no reversible cover for us! Hey, Sony, you know we are a part of North America too right? I would appreciate it if you didn’t treat us like a red headed step child. Show us some love, make this right!


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+ xxnike629xx on September 27th, 2011 at 7:35 pm said:

Man~ I really want to get this. Though i can’t spend any money no games for now. I will get this!!!

>_<


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+ xxnike629xx on September 27th, 2011 at 7:38 pm said:

… Now if Sony can talk with other publishers and get more HD re-releases on the PS Store on compiled up on BluRay…

I’d love to see…

a. Grandia HD Collection
– Grandia
– Grandia II
– Grandia III
– Grandia Xtreme

b. Kingdom Hearts HD Collection
– Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
– Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix
– Kingdom Hearts RE Chain of Memories

c. Devil May Cry HD Collection
– Devil May Cry
– Devil May Cry 2
– Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition
* And make a Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition with Vergil Mode

d. Mega Man Ultimate HD Collection
– Mega Man 1 ~ 9
– Mega Man & Bass
– Mega Man X ~ X8
– Mega Man X Command Mission
– Mega Man Zero 1 ~ 4
– Mega Man ZX & ZX Advent

e. Onimusha HD Collection
– Onimusha
– Onimusha 2
– Onimusha 3
– Onimusha Dawn of Dreams


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+ VendettaLion on September 27th, 2011 at 8:41 pm said:

I really can’t wait to get my hands on these titles… Team ICO made arguably the greatest games ever made even better by making them available to a new generation of gaming audience, and in a format they’ve grown accustome to with it being in HD and 3D… In all honesty I don’t think I will go any where this weekend, and surprisingly the last time I’ve made that decision was when I first got my hands on the initial version of Shadow of the Colossus. The post man cannot get this to me fast enough.


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+ dirtyd89 on September 27th, 2011 at 9:16 pm said:

I still need to get these games.
Rest assured your games are on my list to buy.
:D


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+ Artemisthemp on September 28th, 2011 at 1:42 am said:

EU Blog:
due to some technical issues, you will not be able to download this extra content using the in-pack voucher until Monday 10th October. Please accept our sincerest apologies.

Anyone in US manage to redeem the Theme/Extra Content


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+ MrSignal on September 28th, 2011 at 2:04 am said:

@Artemistheimp

Sorry man, but the content(including the two themes) was all on disc. At least in the cover gimped Canadian edition. It’s likely the same disk as the rest of NA.

Otherwise, that sounds messed up.


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+ rockinjs864 on September 28th, 2011 at 2:30 am said:

Well from the sound of you guys I guess I’ll be going to pick this up first thing tomorrow


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+ b777conehead on September 28th, 2011 at 2:37 am said:

what a bunch of cry baby’s do you buy a game to play are for the cover . I buy to play the game


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+ badreligionbomb on September 28th, 2011 at 2:57 am said:

Ico is easily the most beautiful game I’ve ever played… I cannot wait to spoil my PS3 with this great game… thank you


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+ lyfestory on September 28th, 2011 at 6:05 am said:

guess ill have to buy it soon… definitely loved ICO when it was on PS2… still have the game… sounds like people are enjoying it and it was remastered well.. will look forward to seeing it for myself…


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+ mcbuttz78 on September 28th, 2011 at 8:22 am said:

Thank you team ico . This game means alot to Ps brand than you will ever know , We thank you guys alot.. This is like a part of diamonds shaped heart that makes playstation brand along with alot of other titles that keep us whole. I also own a original copy and hd remake copy from the store ..this game should be goty hands down. I played/watched many 3d games in action out there and this is best, ..Thus far :)

We would like to say to sony that: We think you guys should give long time devs the gift of a hd remake becuase games like ico and socom and gow and etc where brand changing game.” i know theres a gow hd remake and now ico” . but what about socom?, and kya: dark linage. Alot of gems are still under the radar that captured so many gamers lives and hearts around the world, to us its the right thing to do its show respect to these great des teams no matter where they may be today. . AGn Thank you ps and team ico…

“Ps team ico ” please keep putting diamonds in the hands of gamers”

mcbuttz78
vp-psn legionairee group


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+ mcbuttz78 on September 28th, 2011 at 8:33 am said:

We also like to say for those of you rally’d with us for about 2-3yra and the other groups(the original ico fans) that rallied before the ps legioniaree group. Patience and honesty will pay off in the long run ( we did it!!). Now we have our gem in our hands and in our lives agn.. If you dont you own a copy , please pick this up and see why over 350K-1million gamers flooded the ps fourms for 2-3 years and begged for this game.. for this remake..This game is a must have for any playstation gamer no matter the genre.

I would also like to thank sony and team ico again becuase we cant thank you enough you’ve been so loyal to the gamer and done us right every single time your release a game for the fans.. You guys will alwys get high marks with us regardless of the out come of the game s you make in the future.

Also we rarely do this here it usally the oppisite lol.. Please everyone rate this post a “5″ star rating..

mcbuttz78
vp-psn legionairre group


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+ shrimpdude on September 28th, 2011 at 9:18 am said:

Sony hates Canada, it’s simple.


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+ lisatsunami on September 28th, 2011 at 11:23 am said:

I yelled @ my UPS man because he didn’t deliver until 7:20 pm. I’m putting his kids thru college so I deserve more consideration!

Anyway, the bonus material is great. We don’t often get a glimpse into the devs process & decision making. They were so soft spoken and nice. Ueda-san is young looking & pretty cute. I love the 2 dynamic themes. I love the graphics when you choose which game to play, the sweeping vista connecting the 2 game choices. That is really a nice bonus in itself.

I played a bit of ICO & it looks fantastic. Really good job on the HD upgrade. I haven’t tried the 3D yet. They weren’t kidding about the minimalism. I’m trying to figure out how to play this since the game gives you no help whatsoever.


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+ lovehatesmisery on September 28th, 2011 at 11:24 am said:

Ah c’mon, release it on the PlayStation store too!!!! -.-


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+ Broccosparagus on September 28th, 2011 at 11:46 am said:

@b777conehead is it wrong of me to want something I didn’t get despite being told I’d get it?


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+ rsljunior on September 28th, 2011 at 12:02 pm said:

fabuloso


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+ Ramms on September 28th, 2011 at 6:41 pm said:

I went to buy it yesterday and I almost got a heart attack, when almost every single store was sold out !! But heavens, one store had the very last one and so I shed tears of joy ! Then when I got home and played I cried at how beautiful the game is. Thank you for your hard work !


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+ xSMKxNemesis on September 29th, 2011 at 12:31 am said:

I love and missed this game so much i bought mine day 1 and reminiscing.


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+ phatmillips on September 29th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

Kinda bummed that Canada doesnt get the nice box art – I am willing to shell out the few bucks to order it if I can? Can we make that happen?


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+ LordRazen38 on September 29th, 2011 at 8:46 pm said:

Question: Are they going to make the same for the 2 game of Drakengard??
If that happens that would be cool!!!


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+ Yojimbo68 on September 30th, 2011 at 8:03 am said:

I just opened my copy, w00t ! ^^


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+ flashforever on September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 am said:

Grace: Can you please get the Developers of ICO & Shadow to release a few PSN avatar packs to accompany the gorgeous dynamic themes just released with the new HD collection?


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+ h_sanchez on September 30th, 2011 at 9:22 am said:

PLZ put these masterpieces in the PS store!!!


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+ Rayteku on September 30th, 2011 at 9:37 pm said:

/cry I just walked into best buy a couple hours ago, hoping to pickup a copy of this collection only to find it is sold out in every Best Buy within a 50 or so mile radius of me and there distribution center is back-ordered for it.

I decided for kicks to check big cities around the US on bestbuy.com and nearly every best buy nationwide is sold out of this gem of a game. I really wish I got paid before today so I could have gotten it.

I am very upset at the fact I can not purchase it for now but I am thrilled to see it listed as beating out the sales for Gears of War 3 this week.

Hoping to be in game soon,

Rayteku


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+ Odisseo039 on October 2nd, 2011 at 1:52 pm said:

is this collecion gonna be in the ps store? cuz i haven’t been able to find it in my town, i live in mexico (i’d like to get the blu ray but if it’s necesary to play it i dont have other option than wait to get it trough the digital download)


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