Ico, Shadow Of The Colossus Look This Great In HD

Two of the best PlayStation 2 games, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, are also two of the best candidates for a God of War Collection-style upgrade for the PlayStation 3. How might those high-definition ports look?

Eurogamer and Digital Foundry have the answer, compiling a sharp side-by-side comparison of two of Team ICO's titles running in their PS2 original form and emulated in high-definition via PCSX2. It's pretty much everything you want Team ICO's pre-The Last Guardian efforts to be—exactly the same but in higher resolution and with a solid frame rate.

Team ICO lead Fumito Ueda wants the Blu-ray bundle of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus to happen, Sony seems open to it and all we really need now is for someone to announce it at E3 2010 alongside a date for The Last Guardian.

Make the wait shorter by watching Digital Foundry's HD fantasy in action.

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus emulated in HD [Eurogamer]


    I do hope that Sony do give Ico and Shadow of the Colossus this treatment and release it as a bundle as per God of War.

    My only concern is it wasn't as popular as the god of war series and more of a cult game, which would give Sony a reason NOT to bundle it up if they don't think the return would be worth while.

    Please, please, please and please!

    SotC is still one of the greatest games ever.
    I would ABSOLUTELY buy this!

    I think that SotC would be the better looking game, and definitely benefit more from the HD makeover. It never ran at a constant framerate on the PS2 so a solid conversion would improve this.

    HD Ico might tarnish those rose-tinted glasses. Some of the textures were a bit flat and I'm not totally convinced that Ico (the character) would evoke the same feelings in 2010 as he flaps around the world.

    That said, I'm all for it. They're both great games, the passion's high amongst consumers and Sony's not NOT interested. A HD re-release would do well at the cash register, though probably not exceptionally.

    This would be the best news EVER (aside from last Guardian date). Please Sony, you don't know how much we miss this game...

    :S is it just me or does that not look like much of an improvement?

    Yes, do it, do it now! I regret so much not buying ICO when it was at eb games for like $10, I just didn’t know what a fantastic game it was, now you need to get them on eBay for ridiculous prices.

    Hopefully something will be confirmed in the upcoming E3 expo. It's certainly news I've been waiting a long time to hear.

    I would buy a PS3 if it meant been able to play all three of these amazing games

    Of course if they just added PS2 HD software emulation to the PS3 they could just start selling PS2 games via download (wonder how much compression you could get on a 8gb iso file)

    Missed out on Shadow of The Colossus and Ico - I've seen SoTC for $129 at Gametraders (!!!), but Ico? Well, Ico seems to be kept away in everyone's personal vault but mine.

    Alas, they seemed to be stuck on my ever increasing list of games I thoroughly resent losing/not owning. Hence, I'd love to see these two released.

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