Sony Atones For ICO's Box Art Disaster With ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection

The original North American box art for PlayStation 2 classic ICO is one of the worst things to ever happen to a wonderful game. Sony is making amends for that visual blight on the PS2 library with its high-definition re-release on the PlayStation 3.

The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, due later this month for the PS3, still has one of those jumbled, text-filled and logo-filled covers. But it's what's on the inside of this HD remastering of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus that counts. On the flip side of the game's cover art lies the beautiful and minimal artwork you see above, a tasteful trend that's making Sony-published PS3 games easier on the eyes.

ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection hits North American PS3s on September 27, packing in HD visuals, stereoscopic 3D support and 7.1 surround sound.

ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection Hit Soon, See Final Box Art [PlayStation.blog]


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    Very nice indeed!

    Bah, they should have this as the main cover and the reverse should feature the original abysmal artwork, ideally with the word "sorry" somewhere on it

      It works better this way, because the rating stickers and other rot will be on the garbage side, keeping the inside nice and clean.

        until EB/Game/JB etc plaster "NEW RELEASE", "TRADE NOW GET IT FREE" etc stickers all over the plastic sleeve.

          Or even worse, all over the cardboard, like they did for the original release!

            i run the games department at one of these stores and i take alot of care to preserve the condition of my games! but yeah there is alot of abuse out there. whenever i get stock transfered in from other stores i often have to "bring them back to life" clean, re-case etc. and anything i put on cardboad i make fucking sure it's gonna come off! i could go on, but i wont.

    So all I need is just to take out the sleeve and reverse it? Bingo Sony!

      Considering similar was done with the Wii version of Pikmin, it's odd we don't see it happen more often.

    We got the proper artwork in Aus.

    Hope we get it too.

    The only box art i ever saw for ICO was the one on the right. I wonder if the US box art was really that bad?

      I looked it up, oh wow that is bad.

      Why do publishers have so many amazing exaples of artwork for game covers, and then they go and choose the worst possible one?

      Marvel Vs Capcom 3.

      There. I said it.

      Same here. I got the limited editions of both games when they came out and they have the same artwork. Had to google it but the NA version was truly bad.

    There are only 4 releases that I am truly looking forward to, this is one of them. The others are The Last Guardian, MGS collection and MGS Rising.

    I'm all for having great box art but...

    I'd be more concerned for the spine art of these games.. cause ya know, that's what actually shows on a dvd case.

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