PS3 port of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus a possibility – among other gaming news

September 29, 2009

PS3 port of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus a possibility – among other gaming newsIn any video game discussion the two titles that are mentioned most frequently as games that all gamers must play are ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. These two games flew under the radar during launch but have since built an army of cult followers. It seems that PS3 owners may now be able to play these two classic titles in high definition with enhanced graphics.

In a recent discussion between famed creator of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, Fumito Ueda and Kotaku, the developer indicated that there is a possibility that these two fantastic games may get the God of War Collection treatment. For those that don’t know, God of War Collection is an enhanced remastered version of the first two God of War games. A dedicated studio, Bluepoint Games will be responsible for remastering the game at 720p native (not upscaled) running at 60fps with anti-aliasing.

It seems Ueda wants the same treatment for ICO and SoC. Its not even a passing interest either as he already has a meeting setup to discuss the feasibility of doing this next week. He does admit that it may be a bit of a challenge because these two games pushed the boundaries of the PS2 so it may not be a straight forward conversion.

In other news, the PSP Go is set to hit the store shelves in a matter of days on Oct. 1. I know some of you are excited to pick this puppy up and ready to go all digital, while others have been skeptical like me. I own a fat PSP and have been satisfied with it. I have a robust collection of UMDs and really can’t see myself carrying both handhelds. I know Sony has indicated that the device is really targeting new customers rather than existing ones, but I still can’t help feeling left out.

I do like the fact that the PSP Go is the size of an iPhone and it has 16GB built in. Well it seems like Sony is trying to make it easier for gamers to take the plunge with the company promising 16,000 pieces of new content Oct. 1 according to Joystiq. Sony confirmed that this Thursday, the PSP Store will get 225 full downloadable games (includes new and legacy titles), 2,300 movies and 13,300 television episodes.

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It sounds like the majority of the contents are movies and TV shows that will be made available on the PSP Store. However, the 225 full downloadable games remark has my attention. That super compact PSP Go with 16GB storage is starting to sound pretty good.

64 Responses to “PS3 port of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus a possibility – among other gaming news”

  1. JofaMang:

    I was planning on getting a pspgo eventually, probably around the time GT5 drops, for the benefits of having both GT games, as well as to have something to port around. I will be back in school around then, and plan on taking the bus to save cash, so having some portable gaming will be nice.

    Will have to see how school will be going first, I might have to reserve bus time for reading, heh.

  2. JofaMang:

    On Ico and SotC, I would definitely repurchase both in high Def.

  3. Roca.:

    what are you to school for? a master?

  4. Roca.:

    ****** Forza Shity Graphics *******

    Turn 10, the developers for Forza 3 have hit back over a wide number of complaints that have come in on the games graphics, following the recent release of the Forza 3 demo on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

    Turn 10’s Community Manager Che Chou has spoken out on the complaints that the graphics in the game differ from those seen in screenshots and photo mode.

    In response, Turn10 also revealed that the Forza 3 demo is a ‘visual representative’ of the full-game, so racing in-game won’t look much different.

  5. SW:

    I thought it looked fine. Its not like everything has to be photo realistic on every single game. Sheesh.

    Most importantly to me is that is looked good and it ran silky smooth.

  6. kev:

    ROCA – here’s a guy who’s played both GT5 and Forza 3 at TGS…
    he didn’t have too many nice things to say about GT5′s graphics either…ouch..

    destructoid.com/tgs-09-forza-motorsport-3-vs-gran-turismo-5-149770.phtml

  7. kev:

    jofa – given you lack of comprehension, i’d suggest saving your bus time for studying….

    you really, really need it little man….

  8. Roca.:

    “destructoid.com/tgs-09-forza-motorsport-3-vs-gran-turismo-5-149770.phtml”

    if you didnt know destructoid is full of pure BS. they only do article to create conflic among gamers and boost their articles with a bunch of comments. search for “prototype better than Infamous” in destructoid.com and you will see for your self.

    also, the guy probably played a final built of Forza 3, while there was a 2-minute demo of GT5 at TGS and im pretty sure the demo was not near of what the final built is going to look like. you should stick to playing with dolls, suits you better and you probably can come up with a better argument on it.

  9. Roca.:

    but I have to give it to Kev for originality. even forza 3 fans are going nuts about how they were trick with fake screen shots and trailers (alas Halo) but Kev is still going strong..I have even heard some hands-on comments from SW but nothing from Kev……do you even own a 360? have you even playing GT or FM before?

  10. Roca.:

    Kev: “jofa – given you lack of comprehension, i’d suggest saving your bus time for studying…. ”

    at least he is going to school to better himself and succeed in life while you are still stuck trying to figure out what does 9,000 parameters do in a racing game.

  11. kev:

    roca – actually, i’ve explained it several times…leading to my proof that you clowns have comprehension problem..

    he (and you) need waaaaaay more school to try to keep up with that topic….

  12. Roca.:

    hows Forza 3 demo?

  13. Roca.:

    Was destructoid right on point with his non-sense article?

  14. kev:

    ROCA – in your other post in another topic you just confused polygon count with parameters by claiming Forza only uses “9,000” polys. Do you really wonder why I’ve stopped trying to explain this stuff to you? It’s simply waaaaaay over your head. Don’t feel bad tho as you’re not alone. Phranc, Jofa, and Ivan couldn’t comprehend it either.

    Pretty typical from a sony fanboy. They loooove talking about stuff they don’t understand then insult people when proved their wrong. Truly funny stuff….lmao…

    You’ll see evidence of this whenever you find articles written that give the Forza franchise the nod over GT games. They love to post insightful rebuttals that involve accusing the writer of being paid off by MS, “fanboy” claims, or “biased”…. Yet, with no actual data to support their claims.

    You soyn fanboys are the worst in that you are at the adolescent age when you think you know everything, when in actuality you know next to nothing, but you cannot and will not, accept the truth. Pride sucks…lmao…

  15. ncaissie:

    “given you lack of comprehension” LOL Classic!

  16. CAD:

    Wow Kev that didn’t even shut Roca up.

    I think this sums it up!

    “I’m a big Gran Turismo fan, so it was a bit of a surprise to me that the Forza Motorsport 3 demo did more for me. Things like damage modeling and background art aside, it was the superb control and high level of accessibility that won me over. Forza 3 was just more fun. More impressive. Of course, this is not to say that Gran Turismo 5 isn’t a good game. It will be great, I’m sure, but Forza 3 show floor demo has me wanting to race again. I need to get me one of these three-screen setups too.”

    Visuals:
    Winner: Forza Motorsport 3

    Control:
    Winner: Forza Motorsport 3

    Game play:
    Winner: Forza Motorsport 3

  17. CAD:

    “if you didnt know destructoid is full of pure BS. they only do article to create conflic among gamers and boost their articles with a bunch of comments.”

    Isn’t that the same thing going on here at Blorge?

  18. CAD:

    Kev I think this is my favorite part of the article.

    “While both games look great on the track, Forza’s demo featured a polish that Gran Turismo 5′s lacked. The rocky hillsides and lush greenery easily showed up the bland, almost clinical-looking cityscape of Gran Turismo. Driving slow in Gran Turismo is like inviting disappointment. I guess they were hoping you’d always be moving fast enough to not notice the perfectly flat tree and pole textures. Plants and trees on the side of the road look like paper cutouts, and the tree trunks are laughably bad.”

  19. Roca.:

    Very Smart CAD….good to see you havent changed at all.

    you guys are good at finding BS articles reviwing two games that are not even out yet…

    you can tell the article is BS just by looking at where he stated FM3 visuals are better than GT5.

    1 destructoid article vs hundreds of articles comparing GT5:P vs FM3 and GT5:P wins (and its a 2 year old demo for most of you xbots). I hope thats enough to shut both of you up!

  20. Roca.:

    come on keep bring more quotes from Destructoid.com

    seriously guys…thats just showing your desperation.

    but nothing talks better than reality..and the reality is that most FM fans are complaining about FM3′s graphics compare to what was shown in screen shots before

  21. Roca.:

    Got a question for you CAD, what do you think about the Gow series?

  22. CAD:

    I like the GOW Series. It’s a shame I can’t play it.

  23. Roca.:

    Did you get to finish any of them? why can’t you play it?

  24. JofaMang:

    I am going for a second degree, in Political Sciences. If all goes well (I should be completed by next fall, not a lot left to do) I will be starting my masters in PolySci.

  25. CAD:

    OK while I was off, I was on You Tube and I entered Gamer.Blorge.net in the search and this weird looking dude came up. So who is the nerd looking dude? I would love to know.

  26. CAD:

    OK are you talking Gear of war or God’s of war

  27. Roca.:

    Political Sciences huh, thats a tough one. Good Luck in college (less play time for you now, I was hoping to play un the new SSF4, gotta show my T.Hawk skills lol )

  28. CAD:

    Sorry I put in Gamer.Blorge.com in the You Tube Search and the title is “The true Xbox 360 Failure Rate” and another one is “Sony and Microsoft to pull out of Video Games?” So the question is who is this?

  29. Roca.:

    there is only on GoW…Gears of War acronym is GeoW

  30. CAD:

    No I only tried it and watched a friend play it but because I never owned the PS2 I never really got to enjoy GOW in it’s entirety. So the same will go for the PS3 since I don’t plan on owning one anytime soon or at all in this generation.

  31. CAD:

    “Gran Turismo 5’s lacked. The rocky hillsides and lush greenery easily showed up the bland, almost clinical-looking cityscape of Gran Turismo. Driving slow in Gran Turismo is like inviting disappointment. I guess they were hoping you’d always be moving fast enough to not notice the perfectly flat tree and pole textures. Plants and trees on the side of the road look like paper cutouts, and the tree trunks are laughably bad.”

    Sorry to go back to this but I just wanted to point out that is things like this that allow GT5 to run at 1080P.

  32. SW:

    ‘I think this sums it up!’

    Yes it does. It sums up the opinion of **one** man.

    The point being, for gods sake stop jumping all over 1, 10, or even a 100 reviews. Make your own fucking mind up after you play both releases.

    I can live with whining about the technical details such as ‘FIZZIKZ!’ and even gfx to an extent because they’re facts. But the one ‘my dick is big… er my game is better than yours’ arguement is retarded.

  33. Roca.:

    CAD,

    At TGS there one only one 2-min GT5 demo, thats just one track you know, and it was in the middle of the city London, I dont think you will ever see rock hillsides or anything like around there.

    GT5 is 6 months away and the demo probably was a couple months old demo.

    while Forza went “Gold” days before TGS

  34. Roca.:

    I agree with SW,

    you actually played FM3 demo and you gave us your honest opinion and we respected it. (you even said that FM3 was more arcady)

    on the other hand, Kev doesnt even know a 360, but he takes time to go all over the web and find BS articles about 2 games that are not even out yet!

  35. CAD:

    Roca, and GT5 Developers said the game is done and that it just a matter of when to release it. So we all now know it is pushed back to 2010. Probably because it looked shit against Forza 3.

  36. CAD:

    you actually played FM3 demo and you gave us your honest opinion and we respected it.

    That is bullshit and you know it.

  37. JofaMang:

    I am just filling some holes for my degree, and the courses I am taking are mostly theoretical, as I got the stats courses out of the way when I went for my journalism degree. I am probably going to end up having a pretty light year. But my courses don’t start until January, and taking a half course load to finish up the degree.

    As for the GT5 vs F3 debate: It doesn’t matter. GT fans will get GT5. Forza fans will get F3. Racing Game fans will get whatever they feel will push their respective buttons, for whatever machine they own.

    I am looking forward to GT of course, and hope to give forza demo a shot in the next few days, so i can give an honest opinion based on current gen (unlike some of you, who try to base F3/GT comparisons on GT4). If I like it, it will probably force me to get a 360 (as I have said many times before). If I don’t, no loss. I know GT5 will give me what I need.

  38. JofaMang:

    hehehe, I said Filling Holes.

  39. SW:

    ‘you even said that FM3 was more arcady’

    Well, I said that with the ‘retard options’ such as auto braking and stuff it was more arcadey.

    It was much more difficult when I cranked those settings down (altho I wasn’t trying to race at that point, just trying to see how badly I could beat my car up…).

    I still stick by my decision of preferring the Forza demo over GT5P. (note the ‘demo’ and P at the end of GT5, because who knows if the releases will be diff.)

  40. Roca.:

    he did played it…so idk what is BS about it.

    GT5 is 65% complete…sound like its far from being ready for release. PD never said tha game was “done”…they just said that if they want to, they can released GT5 any day. two totally different things huh.

    They game got pushed back for obvios reasons.

    Look at Sony’s line up from now until march:
    Demon’s Souls, God of War Collection Ninja Gaiden S2, Uncharted 2, Eye Pet, Buzz World, Afrika, Singstar Latino, Singstar Motown, White Knight Chronicles, God of War 3, MLB 2010 The Show and MAG. plus all the great multiplatform…no room for GT5. im glad it got pushed back…the game hasnt even been advertised that much, so it didnt make sense to release it this year

  41. JofaMang:

    I bet, if the Slim wasn’t such a success for sony, they would have been releasing GT5 for christmas. :P

  42. ncaissie:

    Who cares which is better? I won’t buy either one. Anyone that takes the opinion of the reviews rather then forming their own opinion shouldn’t be allowed to own a consol.
    Sony and MS should put that in their license agreement.

  43. Roca.:

    Im really looking foward to Demon’s Soul though

  44. CAD:

    “Eurogamer: I appreciate you’re not here today to talk about GT5, but is there anything you can say about how development’s going?

    Kazunori Yamauchi: I want to release it as fast as I can, but GT5 for us, when you talk about its status, it’s at a point we can release it any time we want, but we can always keep working on it. It’s very important for us to make sure everything is done perfectly and everything is done in detail.”

    Yeah, Like I said, they took one look at Forza 3 and went back to the drawning board at TGS. How sad!

  45. CAD:

    Roca GT5 is bigger then most of the crap you just listed. It is by far a more important game to Sony then the rest. Those games should get pushed back and not GT5. Prolouge was released April 15, 2008 and the full game will not release until March 2010. What a Joke! LOL

  46. Roca.:

    @CAD

    Kaz never said GT5 was done, thanks for proving my point

  47. CAD:

    “when you talk about its status, it’s at a point we can release it any time we want”

    Oh Yeah that 65% done ha Roca. Sounds like 99.9% to me.

  48. SW:

    ‘went back to the drawning board at TGS. How sad’

    Not to dissimilar to how MS went back on the ‘fad’ claims when the Wii just kept on sellin’, and decided to create Natal. And yes, the same goes for Sony and the lightbulb wand.

    Everyone ‘borrows’ ideas. And so what if they push GT5 back to steal a feature from Forza. If its good, why shouldn’t they?

  49. CAD:

    As long as you know!!

  50. JofaMang:

    If we were to bestow hate on every “borrowed” feature in the history of video game evolution, then we should hate everyone except nintendo for bring the left-tumb D-pad right thumb buttons layout.

    Of course, if you just want some fuel for your own internal flaming fanboy desires, then have at it!

  51. oldschool1987:

    Kev’s words of the day: ‘Sony Fanboys’

    Coming from the BIGGEST M$ fanboy in the Universe lol

  52. oldschool1987:

    @ CAD ‘Roca GT5 is bigger then most of the crap you just listed. It is by far a more important game to Sony then the rest. Those games should get pushed back and not GT5′

    And where did you find out this ‘fact’? GT5 is not the most important game for Sony, more people seem to be hyped up on Uncharted 2 more.

    I swear Halo 3 was pushed back a few times as well.

  53. CAD:

    Even if Halo was delayed it was obviously not that long so it’s pretty stupid of you to say that.

  54. oldschool1987:

    Your prob right it weren’t a long delay but a delay none the less and you say a lot of stupid things also, most recently your 1st comment on the ‘
    Forza dev didn’t have to bash Gran Turismo 5 as Forza 3 is good on its own merit’ article.

    …treat yourself

  55. CAD:

    Oh come on I say most things for punch lines and comic humor and just to get you guys rilled up. But I do mean it and could say the same thing in a boring way but then there is no fun in that.

  56. JofaMang:

    Don’t change CAD, *holds hand up to the prison glass* I’ll be here when you get out!

  57. Roca.:

    if only CAD had any knowledge of what he is talking about!

  58. JofaMang:

    Hey, at least he isn’t sinking to Kev levels of making shit up. And he is funny, instead of pathetic. Keep it Real!

  59. Roca.:

    @ Mike,

    That SotC pic is awesome!!

  60. phranctoast:

    I for one would love if they came out with a re release of these games in 720p anti-aliased w/ trophy support.

    I never got to play Ico and I don’t own SOTC although I borrowed it and beat it. SOTC is a game that’s deserving of ownership and this would be a great addition to my collection.

  61. phranctoast:

    @ CAD
    I don’t know what you gotta do to play it, (maybe borrow a buddies old ps2) but the God of War series should not be missed despite your console of choice. The games are just that great!

  62. Roca.:

    I’m getting the PSP Go tomorrow, I’m going to trade one of my old PSP (2000) for it.

    I’ll will keep my UMD collection for my other PSP (2000) and start buying digital PSP game from now on, since I can download them onto multiple PSP’s… so I basically pay for one game and I can download them to the PSP Go and the PSP Slim. its like having 2 games for the price of one :)

  63. CarlB:

    Roca, you said you had a friend at Gamestop… are they offering a decent buy back for your old 2000?

  64. Roca.:

    $100 towards a PSP Go, Im also getting rid off R.E 5 since I got Platinum on it already (and there is a new version coming out, and Im also tranding Batman. I only cost me about $70 for my PSP Go. Gotta say, its a pretty sweet system.

    I Know some might not like it because it is digital only. But I have not problem with that, and so far there are many games at 50% off on the PS store.

    but Hardware wise the PSP Go is way better than the 3000. it has a built in blue tooth that lets get internet access from any blue tooth “Cell phone” (thats awesome). you can also use you blue tooth Dual Shock 3 to play games.

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