Many hailed Shadow of the Colossus as the greatest game ever made upon its 2005 release for PlayStation 2. The game focused on a young adventurer who must slay a slew of ancient beasts in order to save the life of a loved one. Shadow of the Colossus‘ art design, story beats, large world setting, and involved boss battles made it an instant classic.
Now, that classic is being remade as a PlayStation 4 experience. The one thing we can say with certainty is that this PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus figures to be the game that will test the technological limits of the PS4 and PS4 Pro.
Here’s the latest from Shadow of the Colossus:
Shadow of the Colossus Release Date
Shadow of the Colossus is currently set to release on February 6, 2018.
Shadow of the Colossus Trailer
Just in case you need more proof that the Shadow of the Colossus remake may just be the most visually striking game on the horizon, we bring you this latest trailer for the game which seems to serve as a showcase to its shocking beauty.
This next trailer was reportedly captured from the PS4 Pro version of the game. Those with 4K capable displays can bask in the visual glory of this increasingly impressive remake of an already incredible title.
During Sony’s 2017 E3 conference, the studio showed…something related to one of the greatest games ever made, Shadow of the Colossus.
Until we hear otherwise, we’re going to refer to this game as a remake of the original Shadow of the Colossus. There’s nothing in it which would suggest it is a brand new entrant into the franchise and a few familiar faces do make an appearance in the debut trailer.
However, it doesn’t feel right to simply refer to this title as a remaster either when you take into consideration just how good the game looks. In fact, if the trailer is indicative of the final product, we’d go so far as to say that this may be a contender for best looking game on the market.
This project certainly shines when you compare it to the PS3 remaster which was a good, but fairly standard, take on the classic original. This one, however, really does show how the right processing power can bring a classic title to life. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Shadow of the Colossus has always been a good looking game and that its HUD-free presentation affords it a very cinematic presentation style that.
As for what we can expect in terms of new content, it’s a bit too early to say. It’s certainly always possible that this remake could deliver new chapters, new stories, new monsters, and a generally expanded take on the original title, but at the moment, we’re going to assume that most of the original game’s core elements are in place.
If you’ve been living under the shadow of a colossus and are wondering what all of the fuss is about, just know that 2005’s Shadow of the Colossus followed a young adventurer tasked with bringing down ancient creatures in order to save the love of his life. It’s considered to be one of the most powerful testaments to the games as art debate and has influenced countless other titles.