If you owned the PS2 and never played either ICO or Shadow of the Colossus , we must shake our heads in your general direction and offer up a big, "shame on you."

But if you missed the more recent SotC, maybe you'll get another shot to find it on store shelves in February. It's hardly confirmed but according to the Team ICO Gamers Blog , it seems that "major Japanese retailers have a new listing for a reprint of Shadow of the Colossus (The Best edition) for the 4th February 2010." Obviously, it's for the PS2 and there are links to the sources, although I can't read Japanese; perhaps one of you could locate the actual listings at those retailers. Obviously, if this turns out to be true, it can be easily deduced that such a move is considered pre-hype for Team ICO's upcoming The Last Guardian . We don't know when the latter will arrive, nor are we sure that this SotC re-release will ever see the light of day in North America, but it does make sense. We're talking about one of the most creative, accomplished and absorbing titles of last generation and to give gamers a second shot at buying it…well, that's just awesome. And our hopes for The Last Guardian really couldn't be much higher; definitely one of our "most anticipated."

Wouldn't it be great if this reprint consisted of bonus content? Like maybe an extra Colossus or two? Yeah, that probably won't happen (this isn't a remake for the PS3 in high-def, or something) but it's still worth thinking about. The game totally ruled.

Related Game(s): Shadow of the Colossus

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Ricochet
Ricochet
10 years ago

One of gaming's MASTERPIECES and MUST be remastered along with ICO in 60FPS and in 1080p HD. Such worthiness to prepare for the upcoming EPIC

THE LAST GUARDIAN.

Bring it home UEDA!

Silent_J
Silent_J
10 years ago

I didnt get a chance to play these games.my ps2 broke and I dont have the BC ps3 .I would definitely buy them if they did a hd remake.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

If you were to buy a used PS2 for under $75 and pick up ICO/SOTC it would be worth it for those 2 games a lone.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

They need to just remake ICO and SotC like the God of War collection.

Also a PS2 copy SotC is not hard to find. I got it for $19.99 on amazon brand new. ICO on the other hand…

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
10 years ago

my gamestop as like 2-3 ico's there, i want to buy it, but everytime i do i can't find myself to spend the money as i have bills 🙁 i window shop a lot

jaybiv
jaybiv
10 years ago

True. Both games need the GOW treatment. I only played the Ico demo and was thoroughly impressed. Just never got around to buying it.

Kevadu
Kevadu
10 years ago

Seriously, Wolfeh? Do you think you could snag me a copy? 😉

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

I missed out on both games during their initial release. I haven't been able to find ICO anywhere for less then $80. Luckely a nice PSX visitor and poster was kind enough to let me barrow his copy. ICO was fantastic. Playing through SotC now.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

That would be….

ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

🙂

Deadman
Deadman
10 years ago

I just got a Blck Label copy of SotC used for $15. Not hard at all. GH version is everywhere.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
10 years ago

Lol what? Seriously? PSX has the best people ever LOL

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

And people think I'm a jerk, bah!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
10 years ago

Ever since GOW Collection was announced, seems like just about any PS2 classic are being demanded to be remastered to HD.

SOtC is definitely the one game I want to be remake for PS3.

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
10 years ago

I wouldn't mind a remake of Legacy of Kain/Soul Reaver. ;o

coverton341
coverton341
10 years ago

There are so many games I missed in the PS2 era. Damn broken PS2 and an ex-girlfriend that refused to let me spend money.

RustEDalex
RustEDalex
10 years ago

I heard that they cut a couple Colossus in the fist game so hopefully they'll add them to it. Wish they do this to ICO, I haven't played that game and I want to but its so hard to find.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

It takes a special kind of person to single handedly create a gaming genre. Ueda is a gaming brainiac. I do belive I played both of those games with my jaw on the floor. And I'll tell you what else, and yes I'm going to go there, I'd rather have a SotC hd remake than a FFVII hd remake.

fadin_illusion
fadin_illusion
10 years ago

i second your opinion regarding ueda..!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

a bold statement indeed! How about a full next-gen FFVII remake?


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 12/14/2009 2:41:31 PM

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

I would froth at the mouth if they announced a FFVII remake. But what would that remake really be other than hd graphics and hopefully a full voice over? If I had to choose one though … I'm not saying I DON'T like FFVII…

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

Alienange….

An ICO/SOTC hd remake will be nothing more than what was done with GOW.

HOWEVER when SE finally decides it's time to redo FFVII it will be the whole bing bang boom.

SvenMD
SvenMD
10 years ago

I just want a SotC II!! I thought the first game was great. I always found myself just saying, "WOW!". Which I normally don't do with games.

An HD follow-up would be INSANE.

I just hope The Last Guardian lives up to my own hype and anticipation.

556pineapple
556pineapple
10 years ago

This game is simply incredible, I really want to play it again now, but I'll have to wait til the end of the week due to the huge cluster of final exams taking up a good chunk of my week… 🙁

Mista
Mista
10 years ago

I still have both of my launch copies but would definitely rebuy them if it got the GoW collection treatment. I bought that too even though I still have both of my launch copies of GoW 1&2.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

I think the best part about the picture Ben chose up there is that anyone who tried to do what that picture is suggesting, got knocked on their ass!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Is there any hope of The Last Guardian releasing in 2010?

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Please please please!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

I'm actually hoping it doesn't. I'm going to be too busy with the flood of amazing games already known to be released for 2010. Giving The Last Guardian another year gives the game more time to be refined and something for me to look forward to.

therabbitkinge
therabbitkinge
10 years ago

This game was absolutely amazing! I still shake in fear anytime I fight a colossus in water or air because of how they made those battles feel. Im disappointed to hear this rumored release if for the PS2… and in Japan… BUT it does sorta spell hope for a release on PS3 if it sells well ^_^… doesn't it?

bearbobby
bearbobby
10 years ago

An absolute classic and truely worthy of the praise. Just reading about this makes me want to pop it in and replay it again. This and Ico are both very unique games that deserve all the love they get.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

I'm buying this even if it only comes to PS2 and even though I already own both ICO and SOTC. The developers deserve the money and better sales, it's a shame to see brilliant art like SOTC not reach the mass audience it deserves.

The ending alone filled me with so much emotion I couldn't contain myself.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Good point. Team ICO deserves all the support they can get. ICO was so awesomely awesome, maybe if they see support behind any rerelease it will encourage them to recreate these two brilliant titles as well as expand on them.

gumbi
gumbi
10 years ago

A reprint would be cool, I guess. For those who haven't played it yet. I've got the original so it'd have to include something pretty enticing for me to shell out any cash for it.

I would be way more excited over an HD remix. I'm pumped for the GOW HD pack, and I'll be buying it to play through before GOW 3 comes around. But there is only one game I truly, really wanted to see get PS3-ized, and that's SOTC. This was one of the first games to actually take my breath away and I would love to see SOTC remastered or remade for PS3.

And while I'm in wishing mode… How bout a Legend of Dragoon sequel/remake? Oh boy!

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
10 years ago

Great….i have SotC but don't have ICO. =/

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

nananana!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

ICO & SOTC was never on my radar when they came out, but since then there have been so many great references to them here over the last year, I've been eyeballing my 5 GS/EB's, plus another used games store for both..

Now, I'm not sure if that rare bird called ICO is a PS1 or a PS2 game(I've been told both but I know that's not right), but either way it's has been non-existent at any of my 6 brick & motor stores.

Anyway, I was finally able to find a copy of SOTC about a month ago,(and with a mint cover art, manual, & case).

But now that I finally got my SOTC copy, lately I've been seeing an average of 6-7 copies just at one of my local stores, so I'm thinking that it had already been re-released.

And before anyone says I can find Ico online, I pay "cash only" and I've already cut up my credit card cause the CC company had upped my % rate for no valid reason except greed.

And all the while as these very same scumbags stood in line with their sweaty palms out to grab their un-fair share of obama's "bailout…er….I mean…."handout" money. Yeah, the same money that's coming right out of our very own pockets.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

ICO started out as a PS1 game, quite a bit of it was completed. This was around the time the PS2 was starting to come into play and so the project was scrapped for the PS1 and redesigned around the PS2's specs. I suggest you look at the videos on youtube showing it's PS1 version, the graphics are amazing for a PS1 game, it's hard to believe the PS1 could do what is shown.

BTW Biker you may or may not know but I own an original copy of ICO (bought it brand new during it's first week of release (I'm cool like that))

ANYWAYS if you want to borrow the game I'm more than willing to mail it to you, keep it for several months and then just mail it back to me.

___________
___________
10 years ago

hmmmmmmmmm maybe it is worth me getting a ps2 after all.
im dying to play some car combat games, and sadly none are on the way for either psp or ps3.
only problem being EB and such dont sell ps2 games anymore.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

You're an idiot.

Ben, punish me if you must but this guy is a complete IDIOT.

Banky A
Banky A
10 years ago

– LimitedV
Calm down!!!!!! (also see what I did there)
=]

I don't get how he's an idiot.
Although EB Games should most definitely still sell PS2 games.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

@ Banky

He floods articles with mindless rants that have nothing to do with the topic being discussed.

___________
___________
10 years ago

aaaaa go to EB games parra and pick up a PS2 game and bring it to mine.
than im a idiot.
till then your the idiot.
i was there today, so dont tell me what they do and dont sell.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

@LimitedVertigo,

Wow guy, that's mighty cool of you to make that offer.

Yeah, seeing how I've never got to try it out, I think I'd like to take you up on that.
that way I'll know if I just want to buy one for my collection or actually keep replaying it.

As a leader of a motorcycle club, our word is the only thing we have, so it's also our bond, so I will guarantee that I'll send it back shortly after I receive it & in the same condition as I receive it too.

I've never done this through a site before, so how do you want to swap addy's?? By PM'ing my sig???
Just let me know how.

Thanks again, & much obliged to you, LV!!!!!
Saint

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

My email is [email protected]

Leave a comment on this site with an email address and I will email you with the above email address giving you information.

Banky A
Banky A
10 years ago

Sick picture.
ICO and SotC rock.

just2skillf00l
just2skillf00l
10 years ago

I've heard of ICO and SOTC but I've never played them. I feel like I've been missing out on something awesome. (head slowly tilts downward til it hits an abrupt stop)

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

Let's put it this way, not just 2 of the best games of this decade but of all time. The story and artistic brilliance found in both games matches any other form of art (film, books, theater, ect.)

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

@LV,
Just sent you an email with all my info.

Thanks,
Saint

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
10 years ago

^^^^^ i have both but can u mail me ur ps2 🙂