Team Ico collecting on PS3 June 2011 - Retail Radar

Amazon France's Web site places rumored rereleases from acclaimed PS2 dev as hitting Sony's current-gen platform next summer.

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Though Team Ico's Last Guardian was nowhere to be seen at E3 2010, the Japanese developer might have plans to rerelease revered PlayStation 2 titles ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on the PlayStation 3.

Amazon France loves to talk.

According to Amazon France's Web site, "The Team Ico collection" is due out for the PS3 June 2011 for €69.95. Though not officially noted, the bundle is likely to include ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, the only two games the development studio has put out.

Though the retailer's listing is far from official word, series creator Fumito Ueda expressed interest in porting the two games to the PS3 last September. "I do have an interest in that," Ueda said, speaking with Kotaku. "Next week, I'll have a meeting [about the possibility] … But it might not be so easy, because, with both titles we really stretched the limits of the PS2. It's complex. So it's not such an easy transfer to the PS3. But I want to discuss it."

Amazon's French arm is no stranger to soothsaying, as it recently listed Uncharted 3 for fall 2011. That news came on the morning of Sony's press conference at E3 2010. However, Sony did not announce the game at the show and has not said anything about either development since.

Check out GameSpot's reviews for ICO and Shadow of the Colossus for more on the two games.

Discussion

90 comments
manga777
manga777

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IKillowatt
IKillowatt

They are releasing an HD version of Medal of Honer Frontlines when the new MOH comes out so why not Shadow and ICO? I'm defiantly gonna be crossing my fingers for this one. So btw, where did Beyond Good and Evil go?

Galm-one
Galm-one

It would be great to play Shdow of the Colossus in HD definition. Still, it's not official yet. But like God of War collection, it seems possible to make.

digitalheadbutt
digitalheadbutt

@killo I don't think he meant the PS3 would be unable to run the game.By complex I took it to mean that in order for them to do what they did with Colossus and ICO on the PS2 they did some things coding-wise and developmentally that may not mesh well with teh way the PS3 SDK run games. Also keep in mind this is being traslated from japanese most likely and hence the person who translated might not be using the best wording and inflection.

killlo
killlo

complex my ass my pc can emulate it almost at full speed and i am only using a Intel Core 2 duo E7300 2.6

SteelBallsBill
SteelBallsBill

Its a nice idea but the price is not right, the GOW collection costs about €25

Sergsky
Sergsky

Both games are among the top 10 of last console generation. This is a great idea.

WolfShadow13
WolfShadow13

I would buy this in a heartbeat. I never got to experience both games and the stores in New York don't have them but I'd rather experience them in HD on my PS3. I really like what Sony is doing here. They removed backwards compatibility but replaced it with the best games to come out on the PS2 remastered in HD at 60 FPS for the PS3. Does it cost money? Sure, but it's worth it. Although I hope the Ico collection comes out this year. I can't wait until 2011.

RighteousPlank
RighteousPlank

I would mind if these games come to the PS3. At least I'd finally get to play them

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I still need to get the God of War Collection... I only played the demo of Shadow of the Colossus, but I did finish ICO. I can't say I'd care to run through ICO again, but I would like to play through SofC at least once.

Witchsight
Witchsight

Id love for this to shut up the framerate nay-sayers... SotC was my favorite game ive ever played, i honestly had no complaints while playing it. Seems like theyre just splitting hairs.

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

Yup I'm definitely getting this collection. I'm sure Team ICO is waiting for TGS to show off more of The Last Guardian.

TTDog
TTDog

Wouldn't trust the French to get anything right.

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

This would actually be worth while, because as good as SOTC was its frame rate really sucked. SOTC with a better frame rate would be more than just aesthetic improvement.

cameio
cameio

please we want this two games on PS3 and we need a new trailers for the Last Gardian i don't understant why they didn't show anything about it until now even in E3 what r u waitting for?!!

langrisser2005
langrisser2005

Revamp SOTC for the ps3, instead of a port and i think you'll find many dollars in your hand chaps.

kaychun88
kaychun88

Personally I have never play these two great titles before, I won't mind buying if they really port it to PS3.

march202002
march202002

Though I'm NOT a fan of the double dip these two titles really need it for HD TV's. They looked wonderful on the smaller screens and good 'ol CRT's but are painful on LCD's bigger than 46". And the PS2 ALWAYS had jaggie problems. So this would be warranted in my book for a HD scrub up. Now if Devil May Cry 1 & 3, Silent Hill 2 & 3 and Shadow of Rome got an HD facelift I could finally put my PS2 in the grave.

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

Yeah, it's all a total cash grab. I bought both games day one and have neaten both many times and think they are some of the most amazingly beautiful games I've ever played, but its a way of making more money without giving backwards comparability which makes them no money. Not to mention there are a ton of PS2 games I would love to still play on PS3. Its all about the cash and cash is apparently everyones god now.

silverdoe
silverdoe

ICO Collection due next June, means The Last Guardian may appear next E3, 2011 holiday's release or maybe 2012. Haizz

black_13
black_13

OMFG I've been waiting for this news since the PS3 came out. Shadow of the Collosus was an amazing game that was severely hindered by the lack of power in the PS2. I can't bear to play it on any tv bigger than 20" cause it just looks terrible. If they just upres the resolution, get a solid 60fps and get rid of jaggies and frame drops then honestly I'd be more excited about this than any other new game.

joeborg14
joeborg14

I am beyond anxious to see this confirmed!

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

If they do clean up on Shadow of the Colossus graphics makes me really excited. After getting spoiled by high def, I have the hardest time going back to PS2 games. This was one of those titles I regret missing.

etai79
etai79

Damn now my mint condition black label copies are worthless... CURSES.

njp62
njp62

While I would love and buy this collection i'm curious to how the faded artstyle which looked great SD would look in HD

GravityDs
GravityDs

hell yeah, Shadow of the Colossus is one of my favorite games. It's so unique, and just pulls you into it's eerie and mysterious world in a strange way. There is truly no other game that I can think of that's like SotC in any way whatsoever. It's awesome.

RedWave247
RedWave247

@LinusBlue Right, and I was answering his question as to what was NEXT, not already released.

UbiquitousAeon
UbiquitousAeon

Awesome! Final Fantasy X and XII would be another great pair to see in HD but I reckon there would be a problem considering that Final Fantasy X still used pre-rendered backgrounds in some areas. I'm not sure how that would work out if the game is to also support widescreen.

lamprey263
lamprey263

awww, that's such a wait... but I'm looking forward to it, hopefully The Last Guardian doesn't take as long, and I hope we hear more about these games at TGS since they've had absolutely nothing to say for it at E3 these are both great games, I was surprised to learn SOTC didn't even break 1 million in sales, hopefully it gets more attention this time around anyhow, I was glad I was able to get my hands on a copy of Ico a couple years back, got a new copy online for like $20 before the price skyrocketed

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

This could be a good chance to get my hands on it.

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

If it was remastered it would be even crazier than it is now. Hopefully it would jump platforms to the 360. My PS2 is broken!

3D3
3D3

This does need to be remastered.

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

I just started replaying SotC yesterday. The game does not need to be remastered in HD it is perfect. It doesn't even need trophies because the game actually rewards you with awesome upgrades,...unlike games now-a-days with trophies.

LinusBlue
LinusBlue

@RedWave247 No, God of war collection was before Sly Copper.

King_Jeremy_77
King_Jeremy_77

Those two games in HD would be amazing! They're still amazing as they are though.

deadline
deadline

The Last Guardian collector's edition with Ico and SoC included, June 2011. Now that would be cool.

gamerfps
gamerfps

@mwmars Shadow of the Colossus was a far more technically demanding game than God of War 2. It managed to do a lot of things that most console games NOW won't even attempt due to their complexity and performance hits. Example: Shadow of the Colossus had a very early version of per-object motion blur implemented, it also had HDR and emulated hardware pixel shaders (because the PS2 did officially support them). This was the absolute breaking point for the PS2 hardware, which can be seen in how the game struggles to stay above 20fps most of the time. So, considering all the hardcore coding and optimizations done to get the maximum amount out of the PS2 hardware at the time, it wouldn't be beyond reason to suspect that entire parts of the renderer would have to be re-written for the PS3.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

This story makes me happy and sad. Happy because a Team Ico Collection will be released. Sad because this means we probably wont see Last Guardian until Christmas 2011 at the earliest.

Zathic
Zathic

That will be awesome, ICO + SotC + Trophies = Awesome

PatchMaster
PatchMaster

Just do it Team Ico! You know plenty of us will buy it.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Shadown of The colossus on PS3 HD Glory???? I WANT IT!!!!!! Yes, wasted so many hours (days and maybe even months) on that single game and i know everithing about it, but if ther re-release it on PS3: I WILL DO IT AGAIN!!!!!! Love SotC!

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

Never played Ico but want to. But Shadow of the Colosusse in HD OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is going to be AWESOME I don't care what I have to sell to get this but I will sell it

freema
freema

I played the hell out of these games on ps2, and I'm still gonna buy them on day one for my ps3.