Bonus Content Comes To ICO And Shadow Of The Colossus Collection

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Bonus Content Comes To ICO And Shadow Of The Colossus Collection


We’re just a few short months away from the release of the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection for PlayStation 3. As mentioned in the original announcement, this new collection features two of the most highly acclaimed video games of all time, now with full 1080p HD and stereoscopic 3D support, 7.1 surround sound, and full PSN Trophy support.


As if that wasn’t enough reason to pick up this collection in September, I’m happy to announce that the disc will also come with some amazing bonus content. Packed in every new copy of the game will be a voucher for two XMB Dynamic Themes, one for ICO and one for Shadow of the Colossus. In addition, on the disc itself will be a ton of exclusive video content from ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian that fans won’t want to miss. We’re busy finalizing the videos as we speak, and will have more details to share next month.

Don’t forget to pre-order your copy before it hits stores on 28th September 2011!


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  • Finally some firm details :) I can’t wait!

  • It’s already pre-ordered here. Hope it contains some news about The Last Guardian.

  • Pre-ordered this November last year already! ^.^

  • Have already played both these games and they are fantastic! Shadow being the firm favorite. Will not have the time to play again as so many other NEW games to play. And probably a shiny re-hash does not deserve my money. Thanks.

  • I can’t wait to play ICO again. :D

  • Already pre-ordered. :) Really looking forward to these.

  • I think, as much as I loved Shadow of the Colossus and ICO that there is simply too much coming out in the forth quarter. I think that this, and the Metal Gear Solid collection are games that will have to wait until I’ve finished the likes of Skyrim, Saints Row the Third and Uncharted 3.
    And then there’s the Vita to be thinking about… Bad timing. >.<

  • I can’t wait to relive these classics with trophy support

  • You have just made my day and IV only just woken up, cant wait 2 replay these 2 classics ^_^ BTW any new info on the last Guardian?

  • I have had this pre-order for a while now. Really looking forward to it coming out, and pleased to hear about the bonus content, especially the Dynamic themes, which I am sure will look great.

    Small niggle – it is a bit lazy to copy the whole post from the US Blog without amending it. Bit of a give-away when you leave in the US release date and the American spelling of ‘finalising’ ……. ;)

    • Good spot FlamingCarrot, sometimes we share blogposts with our US colleagues if the content is exactly the same (you’re right on the “z” though ;) ).

      However our release date is also Wednesday the 28th September.

      For example, my original announcement post (where we’re giving the original PS2 artwork on the reverse of the inlay and have a different pack art) is here

  • Can’t wait to get to play these games. :D I tried to find them on PS2 some time back (before this collection was revealed), but it was either overpriced used copies or nothing. So I was really happy when you announced this! :D And with all the extra stuff it’s going to be great :D

  • Hi im glad i get the chance too play this game.

    {i also hope you give us someinfo soon about white knight cronicles II
    DLC and repair the wkc2 psn store}

    thank you

  • Hello Phil Lynch – European Product Manager, SCEE

    When can we expect Modnation Racers PS3 on the EU store? It was due the day before the store was closed, then it was pulled with no explanation and there has been nothing said for 3 months.

  • Great news, thanks

    Its a shame I didn’t keep the art cards that came with Shadow of the Colossus though :(

  • I am SO looking forward to this… I paid £75 for Ico back in the day in the PS2 limited edition version but my backwards compatible PS3 YLOD’d on me before I finished it, GAH! Loved Shadow too; I managed to finish that one however but it is a game I miss playing so I am stoked this is coming out. More HD collections please! Hopefully Resi 4 in HD… oh and for the love of all that is good and holy, will someone either HD up and tweak SOCOM 2, or make an HD SOCOM that is more like SOCOM 1 & 2 and less like the frustratingly unplayable SOCOM 4! I would call it something like SOCOM Redux and have ALL the maps from S1 & S2, plus the extra S2 maps we never had in Europe, perhaps some Confrontation maps, a PROPER lobby system with regional features to reduce lag and actually allow play with friends… customisable characters and controls, tilt to lean, doors that open, 60FPS engine, and the old game modes instead of the stupid modern ones. PLEASE! SOCOM fans are crying out for this game. Zipper don’t care so someone else needs to wrestle control of the SOCOM franchise it seems…

  • I’ll be buying this at launch. I might wait until I have a 3D TV to play it though, as I’ve taken to 3D gaming quite strongly on other formats. Also I’ll need a PS3, but details.

  • Now this is how you do a collection! I would be a fool not to pick up the two most awe-inspiring games of the PS2 era. And I can only hope The Last Guardian is not that far behind.

  • I really would like to buy the collection day 1, as SOtC is my favourite game of all times. But I’m afraid that a “ultimate collection” could be released when The Last Guardian arrives, similar to what happened with God of War. So it would be really nice to know if such a limited collection edition (ICO+SOTC+The Last Guardian) is planned or not.

  • :O Just realised. This means I can put my originals, with postcards and all, in shrink wrap until the end-times. :)

  • Out of all the games I’ve ever played. These two stand out alot. Can’t wait again for these.

  • I’ve never played ICO etc, but i’ve heard alot of good things from forums.
    I’m interested in checking it out, and 3D just seals the deal for me :)

  • I don’t have either of these, but have played a tiny bit of ICO. Very tempted to buy this, but the MGS collection comes first, and with Dark Souls, Skyrim and Uncharted 3 coming out, I think I might have to give it a miss.

  • words are not enough to describe the experience i had when i first played these two wonderful games on ps2… I can’t wait now to enjoy now the full experience!! Thank you so much!

  • I already own both for the PS2, but I’ve already pre-ordered the collection. The bonus content doesn’t sound that interesting, and I don’t know when I’ll have the time to play them again, but I need to own the best versions of these brilliant games.

    Awesome news about the reversible inlay though! (I usually just check this blog for store updates, so I didn’t know about it)
    The silvery “shiny” thing behind the logos really makes it look terrible, so I’m very happy it’ll be possible to replace it with something A LOT better.

  • I just can’t wait to get my hands on this collection :) These are the most original, breathtaking & beautiful games I’ve ever played. I don’t want to sound soft when I say this, but I was so drawn & hooked into Shadow Of The Colossus the first time I played it, I actually cried at a certain point of the game (I won’t spoil anything incase anyone hasn’t played it). Only this & MGS2 have made me cry, which to me, means that the games are awesome & such an experience to play again & again :D & the bonus content just adds just more hype for me. These 2 games are by far my best games EVER!!! :D

  • Just dynamic themes? No avatars :( ?

  • Nice one, preordered while ago :) dynamic themes…. damn, pure art incoming….

  • Are these themes properly dynamic and not just still images fading in and out?
    And will these vouchers expire after use?

  • am i the only person who doesn’t understand why these 2 games are special? they look utter rubbish to me

  • @wolfiePL where did you get that avatar dude?

  • @LAClennell
    Ratchet & Clank Platinum Pack

  • ah so thats the bonus dlc for that double pack. looks nice. thanks for the info

  • yep R&C: All 4 One avatars and dynamic theme
    you’re welcome

  • Please does anyone know if theres going to be a Collectors or Special Edition? Phil said in replies on his last post they hadn’t decided yet

  • Ico and SotC are incredible games, I can’t wait to play both again many times, it’ll help pass the time in the wait for TLG…

  • Best moment of gaming I ever experienced: The sheer size of the first “Colossus” you meet in SOTC, exhilarating, frightening, heart racing.

  • Can’t wait for this. Its a shame we are being forced to rebuy the classics like this, even if they are better looking.

    I’d still rather put my PS2 version of Ico into my PS3 and let it upscale it for me.

  • Really looking forward to this one

  • Pre-ordered and holidays booked! I’M READY! :D

  • I can’t wait for this to come out. Jesus, Shadow of the Colossus O_O

  • Cant wait to see what all they got… I am ready for surprises… :)

  • I still have the Ico Special Edition, but I can’t play it on my slimline PS3 so I may be tempted with this great package! (By the way, this is my first post on the PS App on iPhone :)

  • Yea man no way. I played this on ps2 and boi it’s a good game. Can’t wait to get this for ps3 ….

  • Soz I used my old account lol and yea man can’t wait for this….. I no all grid numbers to so I can get syright stuck in…

  • day one must have.. sotc is one of my alltime favorites, never finished ico so this will be a good chance..

    always nice to get dynamic themes too, besides soundtracks and ingame dlc..

  • Will there be a special edition with an artbook like in Japan ?
    It would be awesome !

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