PS3 ICO and Shadow of the Colossus bundle pre-orders now on Wal-Mart, our digits remain permanently crossed

Please be true. Please be true. Please be true. If mega supermarket Wal-Mart's website is to be believed, we'll all be cuddling up to some HD ICO/Colossus goodness on our PS3s from April 1st 2011. The site, which is already taking pre-orders for the pack has stuck on the tentative release date on the game's page. Read below for some further insight into why we think the anticipated bundle will be announced at this week's Tokyo Game Show.

Above: Proof enough for us... well, not really

Just last week, Shuhei Yoshida, head of SCE Worldwide Studios, admitted the company was "very aware" of demand for the HD remakes. This conincides with Fumito Ueda (creator of both tiles) confirming Team Ico's latest project, The Last Guardian, would be appearing at TGS later in the week.

Above: ICO and Colossus will hopefully look this good, if not better, on PS3
If we were to enter the dark and murky world of educated guesswork, we'd say Sony will show off, at the very least, a new TLG trailer at the show. We suspect this will probably be fronted by Ueda, who'll then go on to confirm the ICO/Colossus bundle. From a sales strategy, re-realsing the true classics would make sense, as it would help drum up interest for the forthcoming PS3 adventure. Sony and Team Ico have previous with this sort of thing, too. They re-realsed ICO just around the time Shadow hit shelves. At any rate, if they're not announced at TGS we're probably going to do something with our crossed fingers that we regret. Possibly involving eye gouging.

Source: CVG 

Sep 13, 2010 


  • JakeyBaby - September 14, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    Looks like I wont be burning down any stores :)
  • ChipTheExecutioner - September 14, 2010 2:52 a.m.

    @violate KILL THE NON-BELIEVER!!!!
  • Metroidhunter32 - September 14, 2010 12:01 a.m.

    If the bundle comes out then I will shleck out the money for the PS3 immediantly. And @Violate, please to be keeping your opinions to yourself, 98% of us are going to disagree with you, and you'll just start a flamewar.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - September 13, 2010 9:03 p.m.

    @kit07 The God Of War Collection came out about 5 months before GOW 3. Sony needs to learn how to keep a secret. I wish they could have made a big announcement at TGS so I could flip out when I watch the stream, not that I doubted for a second that Sony would pass this garaunteed seeler up. I already own both of these games but I definitely can't wait to play through them in HD collecting trophies during the journey. As of today I have 2 copies of Ico. I found it in a thrift store today for $5 and I had to buy it.
  • Cyberninja - September 13, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    finally possible redemption for not playing them before
  • fearunknown - September 13, 2010 5:57 p.m.

    I've said it before, if they do this bundle I will buy a ps3
  • BoltActionRevolver - September 13, 2010 5:20 p.m.

    April 1st? Really guys? Will we be fools come the first, or will it prove the doubters fools. I want to believe, like double rainbows, I want to believe
  • JoeMasturbaby - September 13, 2010 4:07 p.m.

  • grappler51 - September 13, 2010 3:24 p.m.

    This REALLY makes me want a PS3
  • Yaro - September 13, 2010 2:04 p.m.

    I want this so much too. Even if there is choopy framerate like on PS2 I don't care, I just want to play it in HD for the fourth MUST be true, I don't want any eye-gouging..
  • JakeyBaby - September 13, 2010 1:31 p.m.

    If they screw us all over by saying "April Fools" I'll burn down a game store on the day The Last Guardian is released... Then buy it from a different one.
  • CoryRX8 - September 13, 2010 1:27 p.m.

    I would buy this in a heartbeat. I enjoyed Ico and really wanted to like SoTC, but couldn't really play it because the framerate made me nauseous. This collection should fix that problem.
  • KiwiCommander - September 13, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    Hopefully this is real, I would love to see both games in HD
  • Redeater - September 13, 2010 1:09 p.m.

    Thank god. I never played Shadow buy I did enjoy Ico.
  • Bloodstorm - September 13, 2010 12:23 p.m.

    I wish the other 2 of the big 3 would do stuff like this. I'd so buy a remastered, achievements added, live-enabled collection of Halo CE and Halo 2.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 13, 2010 12:11 p.m.

    I'd buy it. It'd give me an excuse to, actually... I'm not willing to pay more than 30 bucks for the both of them on PS2, but I'd pay 40 for them on PS3.
  • D0CCON - September 13, 2010 11:59 a.m.

    That couldn't be an April Fools joke, could it? It's really early and I doubt Walmart knows what gamers think of those two games (unless a third party told them to do it).
  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - September 13, 2010 11:21 a.m.

    April first? There's something about that day but I just can't remember what...
  • kit07 - September 13, 2010 11:19 a.m.

    the GoW collection came out about a month b4 gow3 so if we are going by that then maybe a May 2011 release for TLG. Yes? No? what ever the came i want these bad

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