Shadow of the Colossus remake gets comparison video and Special Edition


Team ICO’s 2005 classic Shadow of the Colossus is getting a full remake for PS4 next year. Sony Japan’s executive producer, Yasutaka Asakura, took to the PlayStation Blog to reveal a comparison video, showing off the hard work thus far.

The video features the PS4 Pro release of the revamped adventure, running alongside the original PS2 version and it’s PS3 re-release. Huge leaps have been taken in improving the game’s visuals and, more importantly, its notorious frame-rate issues. It certainly looks great and moves with fluidity. Hopefully as much improvement will have gone into Colossus’ unwieldy camera.

“Though we have repeatedly confirmed that Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 is a full, ground up remake of the all-time classic, it is a fact that is harder to communicate via text or stills,” writes Asakura. “To make it more clear, we have created a comparison video… that shows the amount of work that has gone into this project to fully leverage the horsepower of modern gaming consoles.

In related news, a Special Edition will also be available for the title. Costing around $50, the set features a steelbook casing with printed manual, PSN avatar and themes, Colossi stickers, art cards, a world map and some in-game cosmetic items.

Shadow of the Colossus is available on PS4 February 6, 2018.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse