Shadow/Ico Not The Only PS2 Games Getting HD, 3D Remakes?

Gamasutra (via French site JeuxVideo) is reporting that both Ubisoft and Warner Bros. intend to re-release trilogies of some of their more popular PS2 games on the PS3, with HD (and perhaps 3D) makeovers. Named franchises include Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, Rayman, and Mortal Kombat - and retail listings of the packs have been spotted.

TheSixthAxis recently found a listing for the Splinter Cell Trilogy on Amazon France - expected in November - and one of their commenters found a similar listing of the Prince of Persia Trilogy. Neither listing is still available.

But Britain-based Zaavi.com still has both the Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia listings up.

Given the success Sony has had with God of War and will undoubtedly have with the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus re-release, it's easy to see how Ubisoft and Warner Bros. would want to follow suit. Nothing is confirmed yet from either publisher, but it's starting to look like too much smoke for there not to be a fire.

[Gamasutra]


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    I don't know, I understand these games were fantastic but I'm having a hard time getting behind all of these re-releases. It seems like it needs to stay methodical and smart. Not just releasing every title that was once considered good. Some games don't stand the test of time.

    I don't see how any of those titles warrent a PS3 version. Shadow/Ico makes sense, these do not.

      I will be getting the PoP pack when it comes out (after checking reviews to make sure Ubisoft didn't phone it in).

        After SotC/Ico, Sands of Time would be excellent - the others I couldn't care less about.

        Pity no-one's talking about Okami.

    I never played either of these games for one reason or another but I still dont see why these should be re-released. I understood god of war because of the 3rd coming out. Sly cooper I never played but from my understanding that is great. Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell, from what I know, seem fairly generic (not including the first from each series). Splinter Cell especially seems to be a waste.
    Looks like just a money grab...I can see why now they didnt want to have PS3's backward compaitable.

    Where's Resident evil 4, Killer 7, Silent Hill 2, the list goes on of games that should be re-released.

    Who is going to buy mortal combat for the ps2?

      No-one, with a new one coming out that returns to the hyper-violent, 2d fighter roots.

        Exactly! There so many ps2 games I'd want released before mortal combat.

    Just re-release Metal Gear 2 and 3 for goodness sake!

      Yeah, a Team ICO Collection was definately needed (and will soon be appreciated), but I really don't see the need for all these other re-releases...
      I do, however, heartily agree with the idea of MGS 2 & 3 being HDified, as with Silent Hill 2, 3 & 4. Your move Konami!

      I agree with a re-release of METAL GEAR SOLID series. I would most like to see MGS3 get redone. It is still my favorite in the entire series (and probably one of my most favorite games of all time). Everything about it was just spot on. It is one of a few games where the end credits were rolling and I actually felt moved. Just thinking about seeing all the cutscenes again in HD (and looking like MGS4)...wow, that would really be something else.

    I think these rereleases are a great idea! I've got Metroid Prime Trilogy and God of War Collection, and will definitely be getting Ico and Shadow of the Collossus Collection too.

    I always feel sad when nobody thinks to have the Kingdom Hearts series remade during these discussions. If only to give them an excuse to bring the final mix versions of the games outside of Japan for the hardcore fans who don't have enough time to learn Japanese.

      Hell, I'd be happy with completely unmodified (except for menu translations and such) versions of both Final Mix games. Both games still hold up decently to graphical scrutiny, so a graphical upgrade is more of a bonus to me, rather than a major selling point.

      I've been saying this since the GoW Collection hit, believe me. Kingdom Hearts: The Final Mix Collection, containing HD ports of KH: Final Mix, KH: Re: Chain of Memories, and KH2: Final Mix + running at 60fps. S-E are nuts if they don't release this, it would fly out the door and leave wonderful bundles of cashy money in its place.

    I can't believe none of you care about Rayman getting remade; did you not have childhoods? :O

    I just hope they remake the ps2 remake of Rayman 2, the ps1 version was alright but kind of meh.

    Huh, a remake of a remake of a sequel.

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