Rebuilt from the ground up by Bluepoint Games and JAPAN Studio, SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS on PlayStation 4 system introduces the awe of its unforgettable world and towering creatures to a new generation of gamers, while allowing long time fans to revisit the beloved masterpiece with unparalleled visual fidelity and improved performance.
Tales speak of an ancient realm where Colossi roam the majestic landscape. Bound to the land, these creatures hold a key to a mystical power of revival – a power you must obtain to bring a loved one back to life.
SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS is a breathtaking journey through ancient lands to seek out gigantic beasts. Armed with only a sword and a bow, explore the spacious lands and unearth each Colossus, presenting a unique challenge to test your wits, determination, and skill.
Shadow of the Colossus is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Bluepoint Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. It is a remake of the original PlayStation 2 game using ultra-high definition art assets. The remake is led by Bluepoint, who developed the earlier PlayStation 3 remaster, with assistance from SIE Japan Studio. The developers remade all the game's assets from the ground up, but the game retains the same gameplay from the original title aside from the introduction of a new control scheme.
The gameplay will be similar to the original version of the game, according to hands-on previews. Progression through Shadow of the Colossus occurs in cycles. Beginning at a central point in a landscape, the player seeks out and defeats a colossus, and is then returned to the central point to repeat the process. Most colossi are located in remote areas, such as atop cliffs or within ancient structures.
Players will be able to choose from several options when playing the game. On a standard Playstation 4, they will be able to play at 30 frames per second. On a PlayStation 4 Pro, they will have the ability to play either at a 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, or at 60 frames per second at a 1080p resolution.
Sony announced a remake of Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 4 during their Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 press conference. It will be released on February 6, 2018. The remake is led by Bluepoint, who developed the earlier PlayStation 3 remaster. The idea for a remake came after a conversation Bluepoint developers had. They wanted to create a new definitive version of the original game, and after speaking with friends at Sony Japan, they were on the same page as Bluepoint. Bluepoint producer Randall Lowe and technical director Peter Dalton said in an interview with Game Informer that the original Shadow of the Colossus is on many of their employees' Top 5 of all-time list.
The developers remade all the game's assets from the ground up, but the game retains the same gameplay from the original title along with the introduction of a new control scheme. The game uses the original codebase from the PlayStation 2 game. The art staff used the PlayStation 2 to create parity with the PlayStation 4 version.