Why Sony Should Bring the Ico Collection to PS3

AC: Sony angered many perspective buyers when they decided to remove backwards compatibility of Playstation 2 games from the newer
Playstation 3 models. However, the recently announced God of War Collection, which composes of enhance Playstation 2 ports for the Playstation 3, brings new hope. One of the most requested games hoping to receive the same treatment as the God of War Collection is Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.

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liquidgfx2974d ago

I still play Shadow on my PS3 now! One of the few PS2 games that hooked me enough to make me finish it!

sakura20092974d ago (Edited 2974d ago )

because ico is the best game ever made. im 13 and i was lucky enough to experience ico because my dad is a gamer and he own both ico and shadow of the collosus. never gotten into shadow of the collosus. i didnt like it, because their was no relationship between the main character and his horse. in ico, theres a relationship between yorda and ico. you can see the relationship. ico and yorda holding hands while running away from monsters, ico and pulling yorda from that dark portal, ico protected yorday from those monsters and when you save the game. ico and yorday sit on a couch.. XD awww. how can anyone not like that part of ico.

DasBunker2974d ago (Edited 2974d ago )

with all the pressure people and ueda himself are putting on this, plus the good feedback about the GOW collection..

im almost 100% sure this will happen

George Sears2974d ago (Edited 2974d ago )

I might had played another SotC but I am pretty sure the horse and the main character had a close relationship. Obviously not a bestiality type of thing going on but damn, Agro helped him with a couple of Colossi. Not to mention that he also was the main way of transportation to take him towards the colossi. And at the ending, when he fell off the bridge.... tell me he wasn't saddened when he fell.

At least Agro was more useful than just being a key to open doors. (Yorda)

Anyways, SotC was all about the main character and his quest to revive Mono. It was about the boy and the girl, not the boy and the horse.

meepmoopmeep2974d ago

i have both the US and UK version of ICO
and SotC.

i'd love the remastered one to be the UK version though with the extra stuff

cmrbe2974d ago

However, i was 25 when i played SOTC and i tell you there is an emotional realationship. The key is in the animation of argo. This is why i respect Ueda so much. He is able to convey emotion in such a subltle way compare to his peers.

jjohan352974d ago

As much as I like those games, I don't think it's as necessary as remastering/rereleasing God of War I and II. The games mentioned in the article are not part of any trilogy. The upcoming Last Guardian doesn't require any familiarity with the background story, while God of War III can be much more appreciated with the background knowledge of God of War I and II.

But I'll be there to buy those games if they do decide to rerelease them in high definition. =D

mugoldeneagle032974d ago

I only ever played 30 minutes in SOTC before my PS2 broke, and I just never got the chance to replay it. Never played ICO either.

They dont even have to be remastered, I just want to play them!

presto7172974d ago

So this would be a good time for me to jump in. It would be nice to play these in hd and get some trophies while I'm at it. I never played Kingdom hearts either. Damn. What was I doing? Oh yeah... Tekken.

Its so funny how much the ps3 has gotten better over the past couple of years. I initially hated this generation of gaming because things were not going too well, but I think I'm starting to warm up to it. Good to be a gamer.

Orange2974d ago

I liked SoTC when you came upon the colossi, but getting around the environment with that chuggy frame rate wore me down. I'd love for that to be fixed.

GameGambits2974d ago

Last Guardian will by itself garner a lot of people who want to play it. It's a good method to capitalize on interest in Last Guardian by releasing the previous works to those curious. Free money is always good.

I for one will gladly buy an enhanced version of those two games for 40 dollars and I hope it too will have a demo like the God of War collection is. :)

cmrbe2974d ago

There is a connection between ICO and SOTC. There will be a connection to TLG as well.

pippoppow2974d ago

I wonder what the connection TLG will have to previous games. I'm sure the ending will be interesting.

Armyless2974d ago

SotC was the prequel to ICO? Right?

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Fishy Fingers2974d ago (Edited 2974d ago )

Well it seems there is a good possibility it will happen. Speaking to Kotaku:

"I do have an interest in that," Ueda said during our Friday chat. "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."

George Sears2974d ago

If this indeed happens then I hope some respectful team does the port because I don't want Team ICO to halt The Last Guardians production just to remake the game for the PS3.

swiftshot932974d ago


As much as I want a remastered version of their old games, Id rather have a speedier release of the Last Guardian. I already have both games so I can wait. If this game does turn out to be released in Fall 2010, it'll turn out to be the longest developed SCE game of all time since Gran Turismo.

Lavalamp2974d ago

Having both the God of War Collection and the Ico Collection available for the PS3 would be very big stepping stones in the advancement of finally emulating all of the PS2 games onto its successor. I plan on purchasing every collection that comes out. Here's hoping this particular collection is made into a reality.

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