Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection HD News

Shadow of Colossus creator Fumito Ueda offers update on his mysterious new game

Shadow of Colossus creator Fumito Ueda offers update on his mysterious new game

"What we're making now doesn't feel like an indie game".

At the start of 2018, Gen Design - the development studio helmed by Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda - shared an image of what many suspected to be its next game. Nine months on, Ueda has offered a bit of an update on that mysterious title.

When Eurogamer's Rob Purchese spoke to the respected designer in 2017, seemingly early on in the project's development, Ueda explained that while his usual practice was to create an initial image representing what he wanted to achieve with a game, the ease of modern development tools meant he was hoping to create a prototype this time around.

Now, speaking to Famitsu magazine (as translated by Gematsu) over a year later, it appears that Gen Design's prototyping is well underway. "We're in a stage of various trials," revealed Ueda, "where we're actually making our ideas to test if they're interesting or not". However, it's unclear just how far along prototyping is, with Ueda noting that the developer is currently "working out the core parts first, and from there we'll make it into a stable product."

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Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 is a remake, not a remaster, says Shuhei Yoshida

Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 is a remake, not a remaster, says Shuhei Yoshida

"What we're doing is showing how great the original work is, using today's technology."

The recently revealed PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus is not just a remastering of the old game, but a full on remake, according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida.

Yoshida confirmed this in an interview with Japanese gaming outlet Famitsu (translated via Siliconera).

"It is a remake. The game content is the same as the original version, but all the assets are being remade," he said.

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Ico's original script has been translated

Two-thirds of its lines went unused.

Fumito Ueda's classic PS2 fantasy adventure Ico originally had significantly more dialogue prior to its release. Fans at The Cutting Room Floor data-mined the game's files to discover that 77 of the game's 115 lines of text went unused. Now, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia translator Aria Tanner has offered her own translation to this omitted dialogue.

Vita Remote Play patch enables ICO & SOTC, God of War Collections

Wireless PS Vita Remote Play has arrived for the PS3 God of War Collection and ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection.

This means you can stream-play those games on your Vita handheld by remotely controlling the PS3. All you need to do is download a patch, instructed the European PlayStation blog.

Both Collections also have optional control schemes when using Vita Remote Play. These map the R2 and L2 buttons to the rear touch pad.

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ICO HD Vita Remote Play: Sony "almost ready with a patch"

ICO HD Vita Remote Play: Sony "almost ready with a patch"

Shuei Yoshida tweets a picture of it.

Sony's "almost ready with a patch" for ICO HD that will enable Remote Play on PlayStation Vita, Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said today.

He tweeted a picture of the game running on Vita, and wrote: "I was play testing ICO HD Remote Play on PS Vita. We are almost ready with a patch. Beautiful on OLED. More info soon."

The Tokyo Game Show is two weeks away, and would be an obvious event around which to release such a patch.

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Microsoft: Xbox 360 exclusives need

Microsoft: Xbox 360 exclusives need "quality" not quantity

Bemoans Sony "selling old franchises with HD remakes".

Xbox 360-exclusive games need to have "quality and impact", Microsoft Studios exec Phil Spencer has insisted.

Creating Xbox 360-only games and IP is about more than the "number of releases in a year", Spencer continued, explaining Microsoft's strategy on securing exclusives for the platform.

"Creating core IP, as many first-and third-parties have seen over the years, isn't an easy thing," Spencer told GameInformer (via GamesIndustry.biz). "I went through the process of creating Gears with Epic and I know the sweat, time, and effort that went into it."

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Dungeon Defenders, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath head PlayStation Store update

Dungeon Defenders, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath head PlayStation Store update

HD remakes of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus out now.

Dungeon Defenders and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath head this week's EU PlayStation Store update.

Dungeon Defenders costs £7.99 / €9.99. PlayStation Plus subscribers get 20 per cent off. Stranger's Wrath, from Leeds-based developer Just Add Water, is £9.99 / €12.99.

HD remakes of PlayStation 2 classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus also launch, alongside a demo of King of Fighters 13.

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The Last Guardian: Sony confirms Fumito Ueda's departure

The Last Guardian: Sony confirms Fumito Ueda's departure

Is "committed to completing" the project.

Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda has left Sony, the PlayStation manufacturer has confirmed.

Ueda is finishing PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Guardian on a contract basis, and is "committed to completing" the project, Sony said in a statement issued to Gamasutra.

The 41-year-old's departure, exclusively revealed by Eurogamer last month, ends a 14-year career at Sony that has seen the launch two of the most iconic PlayStation games ever. Following The Last Guardian's release, currently set at some time in 2012, Ueda will pursue personal projects.

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Out This Week - 30/09/11

FIFA 12! Resi: CV! Ico Collection!

EA Sports' annual football giant FIFA 12 lands this week for every platform under the sun. Versions for 3DS, DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 arrive in an otherwise quiet week for retail releases, as other titles stay clear of the beautiful game.

PlayStation Access hits Birmingham

Play Team Ico HD Collection early.

Sony's PlayStation Access tour hits the Rainbow Rooms in Birmingham tonight and tomorrow, bringing with it hands-on opportunities with FIFA 12, Resistance 3 and Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

PlayStation Access tour announced

PlayStation Access tour announced

Resistance 3, Ico in London, Birmingham.

UK gamers will get a chance to play alien-invasion shooter Resistance 3, the stunning-looking Journey, and the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD collection at an upcoming Sony tour.

Sony will show off a selection of upcoming software at its PlayStation Access roadshow, to be held in Birmingham and London over the next month.

PlayStation Access Live camps at Birmingham's Rainbow Rooms between 25th and 27th August.

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Team Ico HD bonus content detailed

Last Guardian video footage included.

Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection will pack in a smattering of bonus content alongside the twin PS2 classics when it arrives on PlayStation 3 later this year.

Who's making the Ico/SOTC remasters?

Who's making the Ico/SOTC remasters?

And will they run at 60FPS or 30FPS?

Who has Sony tasked to remaster two of gaming's most treasured creations, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus? Bluepoint, the company that remastered God of War I & II for Blu-ray.

Phew.

Sony Santa Monica's director of technology Tim Moss confirmed Bluepoint's involvement.

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Team Ico Collection gets Trophies

Move and 3D possible for The Last Guardian.

The high definition PlayStation 3 ports of Team Ico classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus will include Trophies, super cool creator Fumito Ueda's confirmed.