More footage for Shadow Of The Colossus has been placed out there and placed out there to make sure that we all know how much work Bluepoint Games has put into making this the best version of the game to date. That would have always been the assumption for a remake or a remaster of any game, but now we get to see it all with our own eyes. That and we get to see just how Shadow Of The Colossus truly looked back on the PS2 and PS3 days there and then long for the day that it hits the PS4. February 6th is that day for those who do not want to do any extra searching out there. So not too terribly long of a wait to get the game.
If you look just a bit lower down, you will see a nice comparison video here for Shadow Of The Colossus that takes us through time and shows us just how cloudy our memories can be. It is a side-by-side comparison of all three versions with the PS4 Pro version obviously looking the best. Have a look and see if the PS2 version holds up to how you remember it and then get ready to play it the way the team originally wanted us to. Well, at least as close to until the next big system comes out and it is remade yet again.
Shadow Of The Colossus — PSX 2017: Comparison
Watch the evolution of Shadow Of The Colossus from PS2 to PS3 and see how it's been rebuilt from the ground up for PS4. Available February 6, 2018.
While the above version of Shadow Of The Colossus does look spectacular, it does come at a bit of a price. I am talking in terms of hardware resources and not monetary for now. It is a taxing thing to make these things look so amazing in the game's world. I guess that is why now we are getting two modes to play Shadow Of The Colossus in when it launches. A Cinematic Mode and a Performance Mode. One running the game at a 4K resolution with all of the bells and whistles but locked at 30 FPS and the other locking in at 60 FPS but slightly lower in the resolution. All so you can choose if you want the game to look good and be slightly choppy or run smooth as silk but look slightly worse. A nice little feature we can look forward to using here soon.
Shadow Of The Colossus — Performance Mode And Cinematic Mode
Shadow Of The Colossus is rebuilt for the PS4 and the PS4 Pro. We talked to Bluepoint Games to understand how they approached designing for the PS4 Pro, and the differences between the two modes: Cinematic Mode, and Performance mode, which targets 60 FPS.
In addition to all of this for Shadow Of The Colossus, there will also be a Special Edition of the game sold out there for $49.99 USD. Obviously, it will be a physical version as it comes with a Steelbook Collector’s Case with an outer sleeve, Artist Postcards, Printed Manual, In-game Digital Extras (Ancient Bow, Cloak of Fate, “Spotted Steed” Agro skin), Two Custom PS4 Themes, Colossi Avatar Set for PS4, Physical World Map, and Colossi Stickers. All while still staying under the normal price of a full game. Not too bad, although it does feel like there is something missing without a version of Shadow Of The Colossus with a statue mixed in. Maybe that is just me.
What do you think about the journey that Shadow Of The Colossus has taken so far? DO you think it looks like this will be the last remake/remaster for the game or will there be another when the PS5 comes out? Do you like having the option to run between the two modes or will you just stick to one and ignore the other completely? Let us all know down in the comments and then discuss. I am sure we will have more for Shadow Of The Colossus soon and when we do, we will have it on the site. Keep checking back in to make sure you do not miss out.