This is what Ico and Shadow of the Colossus will look like on PS3

Yesterday the rumour dropped that some of us had been waiting for since the PS3 launched. And when I say 'some of us' I mean anyone who's finished Ico and Shadow of the Colossus three and seven times respectively (stop judging me with those eyes!). That's right, it looks like two of the most beautiful, evocative games ever <sniff> could be hitting PS3 in shiny Blu-ray form in full HD some time next year.

Below, we've included some of original hi-res screens from Colossus and ludicrously sharp shots from NeoGAF that show Ico running on a PC emulator. We've also got HD footage of both games running on PC using a similar bit of kit. We call witchcraft on that shit. Seriously, though, we'd kill a man to play these in 1080p with trophy support. No, really. Actually kill him stone dead.

Shadow of the Colossus


Now remember, none of this is actually confirmed. We contacted Sony for a response this morning and were informed they "don't comment on rumour or speculation". So no putting your pre order in just yet.

That aside, how excited are you about HD Ico and Colossus if the rumours are true? Did you love both first time out and can't wait to play them again? Or did you miss out and simply want to know what all the fuss is about? Hit us up in the comments below with your steaming hot opinions.

May 27, 2010


  • Smeggs - June 24, 2010 5:33 a.m.

    Still have yet to play Ico because it's so impossible to find around here *Sad Face* I didn't get a PS2 until basically it's dying year. However I played the hell out of SotC...seriously played the hell out of it, like Satan himself totally burst into my room in a blazing hellfire and told me I wasn't allowed to play it anymore, right before he melted the disc...okay I may be overexagerating a tad.
  • crumbdunky - May 31, 2010 6:33 p.m.

    It's a dream remake combo which, unlike the FF7 one which everyone has had the chance to play anyway, makes perfect sense. If any game deserves the attention it's Ico and if any game's sale deserves the HD treatment it's SotC. SotC already looks pretty good upscaled on my PS3 set up but done properly with better textures etc would look amazing. Loads of people have missed out on Ico and, really, SotC came a little late in the day as far as PS2 was concerned so both would find some kind of audience as PS3makes. Would be cool to have another version to play.
  • cyanide4suicide - May 29, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    Hell yes, this is a day one buy.
  • Metroidhunter32 - May 28, 2010 7:47 p.m.

  • BornToLose3 - May 28, 2010 4:55 p.m.

    I might have just got an erection over this O.o Loved SoTC, I actually own it but had to use my brothers ps2 to play it and now have no means to do so (though I guess I could go buy my own), and was interested in ICO but could never find the damn thing. If this comes out, Im getting it day one.
  • PeptoTurismo - May 28, 2010 3:07 p.m.

    Loved SOTC...always wanted ICO so I recently bought it for $50 off of Amazon. I would feel kind of crappy, but it's in PERFECT condition, so whatev. I still might buy them for PS3. GOW too.
  • Rhymenocerous - May 28, 2010 10:23 a.m.

    Love these games! I hope they improve the SOTC framerate though, like they did with the GoW collection. That is, if they do it of course...
  • philipshaw - May 28, 2010 9:43 a.m.

    If this happens,I will cry as much as I did at the ending of SOTC
  • grimv9 - May 28, 2010 8:15 a.m.

    That would look so pretty.
  • FinderKeeper - May 28, 2010 7:16 a.m.

    As some others have said, if these do come out properly transfered into HD for PS3, that would be the tipping point for me to finally get a PS3. I played the originals on my PS2 slim, but sold them when I sold the console a couple years back to get a 360 Elite. I hope there will be a special PS3 slim bundle when they're released. I imagine that if Okami comes out remastered in HD for the PS3 (with a Move compatible option for the painting, etc?), that will result in Armageddon, and since most of the staff of Games Radar will no doubt be immediately Raptur'd, there will be plenty of jobs available ;-)
  • MilitaryRaiden - May 28, 2010 6:58 a.m.

    OMG!!!!! First time I heard this rumour my period stopped short!!! I honest-to-god would not only kill a man but also have tender sex with his dead body - twice and with a reacharound...! These two have been among the best games of PS2 and in HD bluray could easily be two of the finest experiences on the current platform. Man, I hope Sony realizes that a shitload of people will buy these the second they hit the shelves and makes them a reality!!!
  • HawtKakez - May 28, 2010 5:38 a.m.

    Don't stop believing friends. Don't stop believing
  • sleepy92ismypsn - May 28, 2010 4:17 a.m.

    I just bought Ico for $35 and i gave him a buy 1 used game get the second one 1/2 off and so Batman:Arkham asylum was $15. i don't understand why you guys would give that game of the year. I enjoyed uncharted 2 3x as much. after 1 day of playing ico i order a new copy of SotC(15$) and okami($20) and i had a $10 off a video game purchase and got super saver shipping and got both games for $25 in the mail in 5 days the morning after i finish ico and i started Shadow of the Colossus i acidentally skipped most of the first cutscene and didn't know what the hell to do. I romed around the beautiful world for about an hour and i looked up a walkthrough i don't really find it fun to search for 16 colossi on this big ass map but taking them down is amazingly fun and satisfying. i played both those games on my hdtv but i hear ps2 games look better on a sdtv so i will buy this if they make it happen so i can play them on my hdtv and ps3 with trophies.
  • Twizinator - May 28, 2010 4:03 a.m.

    if SOTC comes to PS3, i will BUY a PS3. just for that game. i STILL own it.
  • Irishranger - May 28, 2010 4:02 a.m.

    Oh, please dear God, let this be true
  • fearunknown - May 28, 2010 2:34 a.m.

    I would buy a ps3 for this.
  • c03n3nj0 - May 28, 2010 2:18 a.m.

    Oh god, if Sony put this in a compillation before they release The Last Guardian like they did with GoW3, I will go buy a ps3. Shadow of the Colossus is one of the best games ever made. Period.
  • RebornKusabi - May 27, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    It might sound pedantic but I already read about this a couple of months ago on The Escapist forums... however, point of the article still remains... I would buy this immediately since I missed out on the Ico/ Shadow of Colossus boat because I played them much later on after the sales numbers I'm sure stopped mattering ; ) I do have my issues with both games, but I'm fully aware of what they were doing so I didn't let my silly complaints bother my enjoyment of these games, especially SotC.
  • damunsta - May 27, 2010 10:09 p.m.

    the exact 2 games I wanted in HD, lets all pray that the rumors are true
  • CH3BURASHKA - May 27, 2010 9:41 p.m.

    I played Ico on a 30 inch LCD last summer, and it doesn't hold up visually at all. The story, however, makes up for it without a doubt. I'd love to play through it again at 1080p, though if the GoW collection is any indication, they won't touch the models or code and just upscale. Shame.

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