'Ico' and 'Shadow of the Colossus' on PS3 for spring 2011
Thursday 16 September 2010
Fumito Ueda, director of the Team Ico series, confirmed during a Tokyo Game Show press event that the studio's first two PlayStation 2 games will be re-released on PlayStation 3 in spring 2011 - sometime between March and May.
They will sport re-mastered high definition graphics, support 3D TV and, in North America and Europe at least, will be pressed to the same game disc.
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus came to be regarded as two of the PlayStation 2's best games, with praise lavished upon their atmosphere, attention to detail, and the sense of connection between players and the game's characters.
Ueda also targeted a "Holiday 2011" release (October to December) for Team Ico's current project, The Last Guardian. The game combines elements from its predecessors, starring a boy who befriends a huge griffin as they both make their way through an ancient ruin populated by hostile troops.
While owners of the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and especially the Nintendo Wii can purchase older games via each console's online store, Sony has been exploring high definition remakes.
The first two PlayStation 2 games in the God of War series were given a graphical makeover and re-released for PS3 in advance of God of War III earlier this year. The three Sly Cooper platform games have been given the same treatment for a November 2010 release pending Sly's spring 2011 appearance in Heroes on the Move.
The debut trailer for Ico and Shadow of the Colossus: The Collection can be seen on YouTube.
Life & Style blogs
Surgeon backs 'good death' plans - and reveals his own
Britain's kitchens so filthy that they present a health risk, says new research
NHS hit by stealth cuts of £2bn as tariffs received for medical procedures are reduced
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter
KickassTorrents down: new Isle of Man domain taken offline just hours after launch
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 3 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + car allowance + benefits: Ashdown Group: H...
£28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: Application Sup...
£28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: Systems Analyst...
£40000 - £48000 per annum + bonus and benefits: Ashdown Group: European Recrui...