Last night's PlayStation press conference held a pretty good amount of surprises, but one thing that really took us for a loop was a new trailer for Sony's forthcoming remaster of the PlayStation 2 classic Shadow of the Colossus, which will be coming to the PlayStation 4 next year.
The game was previously announced during the company's pre-E3 press conference earlier in the year, with Bluepoint Games taking over on the development duties to honor Team Ico's original vision. And based upon what we've seen from the new trailer, which can be seen above, they're staying very true to said vision.
In the game, your character finds himself facing off against a dozen enormously sized Juggernauts, attempting to stop them by chipping away at their weak spots – something that's easier said than done considering their immense size.
The original PlayStation 2 game became a cult classic, and a new audience also discovered the game when it was re-released for PlayStation 3 as part of an HD remastering package that also included Team Ico's other hit game, Ico.
There has been a bit of controversy surrounding Shadow of the Colossus being a full-price release for PlayStation 4, but the team has indicated that the game is being custom-built with the PS4 hardware in mind, so it will look and play like a brand new title, thus justifying the somewhat lofty price tag. And, again, the trailer seems to indicate just what kind of detail is being poured into the game – and we haven't even seen it run at 60 frames per second speed yet. Perhaps a new trailer will give us a better idea of what to expect – and we're bound to get one at PlayStation Experience in December, if not sooner.
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For now, enjoy the brief but wonderful trailer that debuted during the press conference last night. It makes the game look better than it ever has, and it shows Bluepoint Games isn't slouching when it comes to making this Shadow of the Colossus the best yet. We're eager to see what the full game has to offer when it arrives on PlayStation 4 next year. Currently, Amazon Prime members can save 20% when they pre-order.