Now that we know the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection is coming, we can all wait with a smile on our faces.
But did you know this is something game creator Fumito Ueda always wanted to do? It seems he had a long-term desire to bring both PS2 classics back into the limelight on the PS3; in speaking to GamerZines , he says he's "very happy" the team was able to make it happen, and "with even higher production values." As you should know by now, both titles will be available in both high-definition and 3D when they're released in the Collection in April. Said Ueda:
"I'm delighted with how it has turned out. Unfortunately, unlike the movie industry, videogames sometimes get forgotten when people move onto the next generation, so this is a great opportunity to makes these games accessible to both fans of the series and to a new audience."
He makes a good point there. Despite some format changes in the home movie viewing industry, everyone usually has access to most any movie made in the past 50 years or so. In the video game industry, new formats and new hardware often make it difficult for new generations to view what came before, which is perhaps one of the reasons why we're seeing so many remakes and retro revisits (especially in the downloadable realm). But either way, we're excited about the Collection in question; it's gonna be pretty . Can't wait.
Related Game(s): ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection