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ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection: Bonus Content, Trophies Revealed

Brian Dunn's Avatar Posted by Sr Product Marketing Manager, SIEA

The release of the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, bundling two of the most highly acclaimed video games of all time, is right around the corner. Back in July, we revealed that there will be some exciting bonus video content included on the disc, as well as a dynamic theme for ICO and one for Shadow of the Colossus. Now that the videos are finished, I’m happy to give you a preview of what you’ll be able to look forward to when the collection hits on September 27.


Right from your disc, you’ll be able to enjoy these five exclusive bonus videos and go behind-the-scenes to learn more about these two classics and the visionaries that created them:

  • Early concept and prototype video montage of ICO
  • Early concept and prototype video montage of Shadow of the Colossus
  • Initial concept video for NICO, a game that was never made but turned into Shadow of the Colossus, including an on-camera introduction from creator Fumito Ueda
  • Candid 20+ minute round-table discussion between Fumito Ueda (creator), Kenji Kaido (producer) and Junichi Hosono (designer)


  • And last but not least, a 12-minute behind-the-scenes video filmed on location at the SCEI offices in Japan. This video features interviews with key production staff members about the making of ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian, as well as concept art and prototype footage of all the games, and exclusive never-before-seen footage of The Last Guardian



In addition to full 1080p HD and stereoscopic 3D support, and 7.1 surround sound, this re-release also supports a full set of trophies for each game. Here is the full trophy list for both games to give you a taste of the challenges that await you when you set out on your adventure with ICO and Wander this September 27.



  • Enlightenment (Platinum)
  • Rescue (Bronze)
  • Failure (Bronze)
  • Armed and Ready (Silver)
  • East Gate (Silver)
  • West Gate (Silver)
  • Farewell (Silver)
  • Royal Arms (Gold)
  • Emancipation (Gold)
  • Split the Watermelon (Gold)
  • Spiked Club (Gold)
  • Shining Sword (Gold)
  • Bench Warmer (Gold)
  • Express Journey (Gold)
  • Castle Guide (Gold)
  • Unscathed Escape (Gold)


Shadow of the Colossus

  • Wander and the Colossus (Platinum)
  • Valley Wanderer (Bronze)
  • The Sloth (Bronze)
  • Disturbed Sleep (Bronze)
  • Path of Gravestones (Bronze)
  • Aerial Dance (Bronze)
  • Entombed Giant (Bronze)
  • Waves of Thunder (Bronze)
  • Wall Scaler (Bronze)
  • Slumbering Caveman (Bronze)
  • Unknown Tracks (Bronze)
  • Guardian Unleashed (Bronze)
  • Silent Thunder (Bronze)
  • Signs in the Sky (Bronze)
  • Shielded Guardian (Bronze)
  • Valley of the Fallen (Bronze)
  • Final Colossus (Bronze)
  • The Forbidden (Silver)
  • Wander and the Forbidden (Silver)
  • Climber (Gold)
  • Hang Glider (Bronze)
  • Resistance (Silver)
  • Collector (Silver)
  • Meticulous Collector (Gold)
  • Slippery Ride (Bronze)
  • Agro Circus (Silver)
  • Cornucopia (Gold)
  • Tower of Prayer (Silver)
  • Endangered Lizards (Gold)
  • Stalwart Wander (Gold)
  • Mighty Wander (Gold)

I have a special treat in store for ICO and SotC fans headed to PAX in a few weeks. Check back here on the blog for details as we get closer. Until then, here’s one more screenshot showing off the amazing detail in the modeling and textures that you’ll get to enjoy, now that the games are in HD.


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Phillyblunz said:

August 15th, 9:04 am

Never played but interested

Mobius2525 said:

August 15th, 9:12 am

Already preorder!!

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    Brian Dunn said:

    August 15th, 9:24 am

    Thanks! You won’t be disappointed.

Superking190x said:

August 15th, 9:15 am

Please, please, please put this on PSN. I would MUCH rather play this on my hard-drive than putting in a disc. You guy did it for the GOW Collection why not this one too?

Nithorias said:

August 15th, 9:15 am

Awesome, I played SOTC and was amazed by it, can’t wait to play ICO too. This collection is a day one purchased for me :) btw hoping for some more news on The Last Guardian.

theXecutioner said:

August 15th, 9:18 am

9 gold trophies in Ico! 6 more in SotC! Holy shmoly! Can’t wait to platinum both of these games. Pre-ordered and ready to rock.

Now I just wish I was going to PAX…

Phillyblunz said:

August 15th, 9:20 am

Please, please, please, Make the 3D have options for ultra extreme please.

Dont gimp the 3D to save my eyes, just give me a slider and I’ll determine the correct amount.

Watch the movie Monsters vs Aliens, then watch the animated short on the disc called Bob’s Big Break.

The 3D in the short is heads and tails above the full movie presumably to save peoples eyes from fatigue.

I love the in your face pop out, and so does everyone else. Always get the wows for that short.

Sure low level 3D can be viewed for long periods with no fatigue, but people turn it off due to it being so weak you stop noticing it after 10mins.

Help 3D, make it good and let people “see” what 3D should be. Dont be part of the problem, be the solution.

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    Brian Dunn said:

    August 15th, 9:24 am

    Good news, there is a 3D intensity slider option in the games. :D

EvoAnubis said:

August 15th, 9:22 am

Too many games to buy this year….not really a BAD thing, but….there are a crap-ton of games coming this fall/holiday season.

DeathGazer said:

August 15th, 9:22 am

Last Guardian footage? Sweet!

jecs90 said:

August 15th, 9:28 am

looks awesome!!!!!!!!!! im just checking my wallet… a lot of games to buy!!!!

CtrlAltDeviant said:

August 15th, 9:30 am

My Amazon preorder for this was placed December 19, 2010. Can’t wait for it to finally be released.

smintja said:

August 15th, 9:30 am

Cant wait! GJ thanks for the update.

sethchilders said:

August 15th, 9:30 am

Awesome! I’ve never played the games on the PS2, but I am definitely looking forward to playing them on the PS3.

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    Brian Dunn said:

    August 15th, 9:32 am

    They look spectacular in HD. I’m sure you’ll love them.

jecs90 said:

August 15th, 9:30 am

many gold trophies!!!!!!!!!!!! i like that*)

x-Artemys-x said:

August 15th, 9:32 am

I’ve never heard of these titles before I saw this post, where can I find a good in depth review into the gameplay for this? A quick google search shows nothing promising.

SirTrigalot said:

August 15th, 9:32 am

So many games already on preorder… fighting to not hit preorder button… crap another game preordered. What am I going to do now?! Darn you ICO!!!!

ABRipperXX said:

August 15th, 9:33 am

This collection looks awesome, I can’t wait to play them. I’m going to pax what’s the special treat?

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    Brian Dunn said:

    August 15th, 9:35 am

    News about PAX stuff is coming soon. :D

MakoSOLIDER said:

August 15th, 9:34 am

Will this be available on PS Store?

EduVL95 said:

August 15th, 9:35 am

Pre-ordered! only hear good feedback from these games :)

Myke-Myke said:

August 15th, 9:35 am

I too never played these games on PS2 will be getting this collection definitely. I can’t wait til September.

These HD Collections are the best!!!

KongWen said:

August 15th, 9:35 am

Preordered a long time ago. Fantastic games.

ArchAngelMai said:

August 15th, 9:36 am

Trying to stay digital now when possible, so any games you release on PSN I love to get. Trying to get away from disc based hardware. Granted I am still buying Deus EX HR-AE and Disgaea 4, but I would rather have them digitally. So please consider it like you did with GOW, and also for Silent Hill Collection :)
Thank you in advance ;)

killersense said:

August 15th, 9:36 am

sounds awesome!! how about throwing in a demo of the last guardian like you guys were talking about a while ago. if the game is not ready than an early access code would be cool too i guess since that is so popular nowadays ! anyways preordered this a while ago and looking forward to it.

FullMetalGear said:

August 15th, 9:37 am

So much value in this $39.99, I have it pre-ordered and can’t wait. I love dynamic themes on the PS3, some of them are cheesy and others are great. I’m sure this one will fall under the great category.

Also, don’t forget about The Last Guardian please, that game has been pretty quiet as of late. Oh and make that 3D too please… =)

illmatic610 said:

August 15th, 9:37 am

September’s a pretty stacked month. But God of War Origins, Resistance 3, heck even Gears 3 will have to take a backseat to this collection for me.Can’t wait to play these two classics again.

dragonmagician said:

August 15th, 9:37 am

Too bad it is coming out so late. I’m interested in reading the novel, ICO: Castle in the Mist, which comes out tomorrow, but I got a feeling I should play the game first, since I have never played ICO before.

Buchi1324 said:

August 15th, 9:37 am

sotc was great ive seen ico played but never owned it my self (played maybe 30mins over a friends) cant wait to play through it sotc will be fun to play through again as well

Nameless306 said:

August 15th, 9:38 am

Missed both of these games on ps2 some how. I remember almost picking up ICO about 100 times and never did. Never heard of SotC until it was way to late to try to find a copy. Can’t wait for this to finally drop.

travhave23 said:

August 15th, 9:40 am

I am so excited for this. I still have my original PS2 SotC copy, and have never been able to get a copy of ICO. I am very ecstatic to play both.

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    Brian Dunn said:

    August 15th, 9:42 am

    I can’t wait either. I’ve been trying to avoid playing the new versions at the office so I can get the full experience at home.

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August 15th, 9:41 am


TheGuardianFID said:

August 15th, 9:41 am

SOLD X 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!!! 8)

TomHoang said:

August 15th, 9:47 am

Sony is like the Criterion Collection of video games in my opinion. They always deliver the most complete packages with their first party exclusives. Already pre-ordered with release day delivery for me!

androvsky said:

August 15th, 9:49 am

We still can’t turn off trophy notifications, and I know that’s going to bug me in these games. Just doesn’t fit the atmosphere. I like getting trophies as much as the next person, but I do care for atmosphere, and it’s clear the team that made these games went to a lot of work to create one.

I think enough people are hooked now, could we have the option at least?

KidCommando said:

August 15th, 9:49 am

Will gladly buy and play these great games again in HD!

lcb62 said:

August 15th, 9:52 am

Probably this remastering should be responsible for the delay of “The Last Guardian” project, hence is the same working team.

SOTC is one of the greatest games ever made. I should buy it again!

Best regards,

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    Brian Dunn said:

    August 15th, 9:55 am

    Blue Point did the remaster. They’re the same team that did the first God of War Collection disc, and ICO and SotC look fantastic.

JH-FallenReaper said:

August 15th, 9:54 am

never played them are they that good cause i tend to get bored fast like what game would you guys compare it to,also is wkc 2 good cause ive heard bad reviews and cant decide to buy it or not!!

Pendharker said:

August 15th, 10:00 am

Shadow of the Colossus is one of the best games I’ve ever played in my 28+ years as a gamer (I’m 32). I am DEFINITELY getting this one.

favian said:

August 15th, 10:12 am

As hoping for a Limited edition run (true limited) that had even more goodies. Ico is pretty much the greatest game ever in my eyes

SatGum181 said:

August 15th, 10:15 am

Will the European version have the same bonus content? Anyone know?

VampHuntD said:

August 15th, 10:24 am

At the risk of sounding like a huge fanboy, I can’t wait for these and have had them pre-ordered since the announcement (or at least as soon as I heard about it). So excited for Spetember! Never played ICO, but LOVED SotC!

Ethereal said:

August 15th, 10:26 am

Preordered and day one! Thanks for all the extras!

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    Brian Dunn said:

    August 15th, 10:28 am

    You’re welcome. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the extras!

RE_Player said:

August 15th, 10:32 am

Pre-ordered in full already. Counting down the days.

KAP said:

August 15th, 10:37 am

IS this content the same for the UK too?

Silver-Seraphim said:

August 15th, 10:43 am

Preordered as soon as it was announced, I adored these games on PS2 and I can’t wait to play them again in HD :D

Realsvi said:

August 15th, 10:45 am

Can’t wait, can’t freaking wait lol.

Airwalkinman17 said:

August 15th, 10:47 am

PREORDERED!!!! I love SotC! Can’t wait to play it in HD.
September is going to rock picking this up and Resistance 3 for sure plus whatever else catches my gaming interests :D

theXsilentXchild said:

August 15th, 10:59 am

ill give it a rent. I rented them when they came out back in the day. Im liking the 9 gold in Ico.

plaztiksyke said:

August 15th, 11:03 am

I would really rather have 1080p native rendering than 3D support. I heard of several developers complaining of this sacrifice at a conference a few months ago, but having to get 3D working first due to “business pressure”.

The last picture doesn’t really show anything other than a hexagonal leg and muddy, palettized textures that reinforce this is an upscaled PS2 game. Given the blog post that detailed all the work re-modelling and re-texturing work that went into remastering the PSP God of War games, it’s disappointing to not see the same effort in these games.

And, once again, 7.1 surround is meaningless unless some of the audio assets were re-authored as 24-bit. Can we get confirmation on the audio asset upgrades and remastering process?

I love these games as much as anybody, but I can’t help but feel the PR push is to mask the underwhelming improvements versus playing them in an upscaling emulator like PCSX2.

xaos said:

August 15th, 11:05 am

Can I suggest offering the soundtracks for these games on PSN? One of the only game soundtracks I ever bought was the one for Ico, and it remains one of my favorite downtempo, mellow bits to listen to.

daddychaddy said:

August 15th, 11:08 am

for the longest time since the psp first came out I’ve always wanted SotC ported over to the psp. my question is why the hell isn’t it already ported to the psp along with RE4, ICO, Bully. Sony, u r really pissing me off. how much longer we have to wait for what we really want. so please whoever reads this communicate it to sony

Killer_Mangos said:

August 15th, 11:12 am

I already have ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on PS2, but will definitely buy the bundle. Glad to see that Team ICO is giving their games the full special treatment for re-release on PS3. =)

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