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Sony "keen to look into" ICO/Shadow HD

Yoshida: "We want to see and play in HD."

Sony is "keen to look into" converting ICO and Shadow of the Colossus to HD for PlayStation 3, Shuhei Yoshida has said.

"As soon as we released God of War Collection, a lot of people were giving us suggestions, and ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, these are at the top of the list," the Sony Worldwide Studios boss told Joystiq.

"We are very aware, and we want to see and play in HD in the better frame-rate as well," he said, joking about Shadow's famously dodgy performance on PS2.

Sony's God of War Collection brought together the first two GOW titles on a single Blu-ray disc for PS3, converting them into 720p and winning rave reviews in the process.

Sony did announce a new HD collection at E3, but it wasn't ICO and Shadow - it was The Sly Collection, bringing Sucker Punch's trio of excellent Sly Cooper platform games together for PS3.

But Yoshida seems to agree that ICO and Shadow are the obvious next priorities.

"That's something we are very keen to look into," he agreed, "because we believe in this conversion effort."

We do too - so much so that we emulated both games in HD and ran performance analysis to see how they may turn out.

Shadow of the Colossus performance analysis based on emulation.