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Insert Quarter – Shadow of the Colossus: From Modern Classic to Classic Remake

Insert Quarter is our showcase for some of the best and most interesting writing about video games on the Internet.

Sony and Bluepoint Games repackaged Shadow of the Colossus and Ico in a “High Definition” bundle for the PS3 in 2011. In addition to promoting the latter with the proper boxart for the first time in North America, the re-release gave PS3 owners a new opportunity to return to the worlds of Fumito Ueda. But with the PS4’s launch looming, Sony had even bigger plans for Shadow of the Colossus, and they wanted to take the famously frustrating game in a brand new direction. (more…)

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Insert Quarter – Shadow of the Colossus: From Humble Beginnings to Hollywood to Art

Insert Quarter is our showcase for some of the best and most interesting writing about video games on the Internet.

Sony recently teamed up with developer Bluepoint Games to take Shadow of the Colossus and reimagine it “from the ground up” for the PS4. As one of the first games that could truly be described as “artistic,” it holds a special place in the hearts of many gamers. But how did it get there?

Though it was critically-acclaimed from the very beginning, Ico was only a moderate hit for Sony and developer Fumito Ueda when it was released in 2001. But Ueda was thrilled with the game’s artistic ambition, and decided to create something even bigger as a followup. (more…)

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Shadow of the Colossus, Seven Deadly Sins, Under Night In-Birth: Exe Late[st], more coming to PS Store this week

It’s time for another PlayStation Store update, and you might say that this one is colossal-sizrd…

Sony and Bluepoint previously remastered Shadow of the Colossus in 2011, and now they’re returning to Wander’s world for a “built from the ground up” remake on the PS4 that includes completely redone visuals and a brand new control scheme.

Also available to download for the PS4 this week is The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, an RPG from Bandai Namco based on The Seven Deadly Sins anime.

And finally, Aksys Games will launch the newest version of the Under Night In-Birth series, Under Night In-Birth: Exe Late[st], for the PS3, PS4, and Vita.

You can learn more about the rest of this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store after the break. (more…)

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The Games of February 2018

The remakes are coming! The remakes are coming! There aren’t many original games making their way to store shelves in February, but if you’re interested in exploring some of gaming’s greatest hits thanks to some new remakes and remasters, then you’ll definitely want to pay attention to this month’s upcoming releases.

Sony is rebuilding Shadow of the Colossus “from the ground up” on the PS4, and Square Enix is giving a similar full makeover to Secret of Mana. Atlus is stuffing a wide variety of new content into Radiant Historia to create Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS. And Nintendo and Sega are bringing Bayonetta back for another fight against the heavenly horde in both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2.

You can find what we’re looking forward to after the break, along with a complete release schedule for all of this month’s new releases. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Shadow of the Colossus, Dragon Quest Builders, More

Topple the Colossi again in this week’s New Retail Release report…

Sony and Bluepoint will bring Shadow of the Colossus to the PS4 this week in a remake that was “built from the ground up” for the new-generation console. Also coming to store shelves this week is a Switch re-release of Dragon Quest Builders, Square Enix’s Minecraft-like reimagining of the first game in the RPG franchise.

In another corner of your favorite gaming store, Bandai Namco will launch The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, an action game based on the hit anime, for the PS4. Sony’s console will also receive Under Night In-Birth: Exe Late[st], an updated version of the popular fighting game from Aksys.

Finally this week, Soedesco will release Blackhole: Complete Edition, a “sci-fi comedy,” for the PS4.

That’s it for this week’s New Retail Releases report, but we’ll be back later this week with a look at all the new additions to the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.

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New trailer for Insomniac’s Spider-Man game… Shadow of the Colossus comes to PS4 on February 6

Spider-Man will do whatever a spider can on the PS4 in 2018, and so will a remake of Team Ico’s Shadow of the Colossus.

Today, we got another look at both games in new trailers, as well as an official release date for Shadow of the Colossus.

You can find it all after the break. (more…)

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Sony @ E3 2017: Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake announced

Now this was a pleasant surprise!

Sony just announced a gorgeous remake of Shadow of the Colossus during their E3 Press Conference. One of the PS2’s greatest games (and one of my all-time favorites) is being remade from the ground up for the PS4, and will be released sometime in 2018.

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Bluepoint Games is remaking “a classic” game for current-gen consoles

Bluepoint Games is best known as the development team behind remakes such as Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, God of War Collection, and The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection. They’ve built quite a niche for themselves over the years, and it looks like they’re going to revisit another game from yesteryear in the very near future.

Several listings on their Employment Opportunities page have confirmed that Bluepoint is working on a remake of “a classic” game for current-generation consoles:

We are passionately at work remaking a classic for current-gen game systems, growing our capabilities as a team and raising the bar for what fans anticipate from us.

Unfortunately, that small bit of text is our only hint at what the Austin-based developer is working on next. We’ll just have to wait and see which “classic” game will receive the remake treatment next.

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