Since its initial release in October 2005, Shadow of the Colossus has captivated players. It is often regarded as a prime example of the artistic capabilities of video games. Unique in that there are no dungeons or cities, nor are there hardly any characters, players spend their time traversing vast landscapes to defeat sixteen colossi in sometimes puzzle-like fashion. This is all to bring a girl named Mono back to life.
Sony announced their rebuilding of the game at E3 2017, released a short trailer at the 2017 Tokyo Game Show, and, this week, Sony showcased another piece of Shadow of the Colossus at Paris Games Week.
They also showed some gameplay, including some of the epic battles with colossi:
Shadow of the Colossus will hit shelves for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro on February 6, 2018 for $39.99 MSRP. Executive Producer Yasutaka Asakura stressed that Shadow of Colossus “is not a port or remaster.” It has been “completely rebuilt.” There are multiple side by side comparison videos that show the differences, including the one below.
Are you looking forward to this remake? What do you think of what we’ve seen of the upgrade thus far? Let us know what you think of the new footage in the comments!