Shadow of the Colossus 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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PS4 exclusive Shadow of the Colossus tops chart

PS4 exclusive Shadow of the Colossus tops chart

Sales tower over its PS2 launch.

Shadow of the Colossus' PlayStation 4 remake has topped the UK charts with sales that dwarf those of the game's original release.

The number of physical PS4 copies sold was 73 per cent up on the game's original PlayStation 2 release all the way back in February 2006.

That figure does not include any download copies of the game, either - something which UK numbers company Chart-Track still doesn't, well, track.

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Sony's Shadow of the Colossus remake is out next February

UPDATE: Out one day later in Europe.

UPDATE 1/11/17 5.30pm: Sony has clarified that its Shadow of the Colossus remake will launch on February 7th in Europe. That's one day later than its previously announced February 6th release date which, we know now, applies specifically to North America.

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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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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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.


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

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Team ICO Collection "around £25"

Out March or April, sources tell us.

The heavily rumoured ICO / Shadow of the Colossus high definition PlayStation 3 collection will be released in March or April next year and cost "around £24.99", industry sources have told Eurogamer.

Team ICO pack for LBP this week

ICO, Yorda costumes shown.

Media Molecule will offer a Team ICO pack for LittleBigPlanet this Thursday, paying homage to brilliant PS2 games ICO and Shadow of the Colossus.

Colossus scripter promises grown-up film

Won't introduce a sexy assistant etc.

The man whose job it is to turn Shadow of the Colossus into a movie script has spoken about his love of the "emotional and experiential" core of the game and denied he's going to put a foxy sidekick in it or anything like that.

Shadow of the Colossus movie in works

Legend of Chun-Li writer to script.

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety report that a film of Team ICO's 2005 game Shadow of the Colossus is in development at Sony Pictures.

ICO creator to speak at GDC

Ueda ready to show PS3 game?

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda has been confirmed as one of the speakers for the Game Developers Conference next month.

ICO is not a game, says Ueda

But Shadow of the Colossus is.

Is ICO a videogame? "Yes, you idiot" would be most people's response - but the man who created it would disagree.

PAL Shadow extras confirmed

PAL Shadow extras confirmed

Plus: play it projected 16m-wide onto a building near you.

Sony has announced its plans to herald the European release of Shadow of the Colossus on February 17th.

That date also marks the re-release of the same team's previous game ICO, which received an incredibly limited run when it first came out over here.

Shadow's PAL packaging will adopt a similar approach to the limited edition ICO pack of several years ago, shipping with a postcard set featuring still images of iconic scenes from the game.

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Shadow of the Colossus dated

Plus: ICO re-release dated.

Sony has announced that Shadow of the Colossus, the long-awaited follow-up to cult classic ICO, will be heading to European PS2s on February 17th.

Shadow OTC producer speaks

Ico fans in for some surprises.

With not long to go until the release of Shadow of the Colossus, the new PS2 adventure from the people who brought us Ico, the US localisation producer has gone on record to reveal a little more about what we can expect from the game.

Shadow of the Colossus darkens

I.e. we've got a date for it.

Shadow of the Colossus, the game we've all decided is the spiritual successor to ICO, will be released on PS2 in Japan this October 27th according to Famitsu quoting Sony Japan.

Perhaps the thing we found most exciting on Sony's stand at E3 this year (with the possible exception of Sly Raccoon 3's 3D glasses) was Sony Japan's Shadow of the Colossus, the game that was once known to many of us as NICO.