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The Team Ico Collection Triumphs In 3D

I'm not a believer when it comes to the intersection of 3D and gaming, but today I saw a title that made me take it more seriously...even though the game originally came out years ago.

I've been looking forward to the collection from Team Ico since it was first announced, but after playing Shadow of the Colossus on the E3 show floor, I'm even more excited. I fought the first colossus in my demo (while wearing Sony's 3D glasses), and clinging to the massive beast from towering heights marked the first time that I've felt that 3D was actually enhancing my game experience. Climbing the monsters was dizzying before, but once you throw that extra dimension into the equation, the battles feel even grander and more harrowing than ever.

Of course, the collection features Ico as well, and that title sports a few improvements also. It's also in 3D, though it didn't have the same effect on me in the closed corridors. Thankfully, Ico has made the HD transition quite well, and looks great in its remastered form. Plus, it's in widescreen now (instead of the original 4:3 aspect ratio), so you get a better sense of your surroundings.

The whole package includes both Ico and Shadow of the Colossus on one disc for $39.99, so the value is impossible deny for any hardcore gamer. The only downside is that we'll have to wait until September 27 to pick it up.

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  • The end of the year for Sony is going to be epic.
  • I think that this is my most anticipated release for the year. I played 'Shadow' so many times, it's ridiculous. I never got a chance to play 'Ico', as I got my PS2 a few years after it came out, and I didn't live in an area where there were very many video game stores available. So, needless to say, the answer is definitely a yes on getting this one.
  • Awesome. We don't have a 3D TV, but I've heard so many good things about Ico and Shadow of the Colossus that this HD collection is on my must-buy list regardless.
  • God I need a 3DS now. All these awesome remakes.....can't wait.
  • I keep hearing nothing but good things about both games. I haven't played either of them so I'll have to pick this up when it comes out.  

  • This is amazing new 90 dollars cross seas, but only 40 here? That's a freaking steal!

  • Man now I'm even more excited about this collection!  I actually didn't expect it out so soon.  I absolutely loved both games, and I can't wait to see them in HD.  Too bad I don't have a 3D tv to take advantage of the 3D feature.  

  • Mod
    sotc is epic, but i really want to play ico. and at $40, that a deal. won't get a 3d tv for a long while, but trust me, these titles don't need it.
  • Was hoping to see the collection bundled with the PS3 slim at holiday time, but if it's only $40 then even if I get the slim bundled with another game, this will be a certain buy. (psst... hey Butler... bring Okami to the PS3)
  • Mod

    You can't beat that price.

    I'm so excited to play these games in hd.

  • Day one pickup definitely

  • I actually thought it'd come out on December but September 27 isn't too far off yay!

  • Getting it. I've been waiting for this for about six months or so. Never got to play Ico, and I'm glad that my first experience with it will be in full HD.

    I couldn't have played the original anyway, as Sony, in their infinite wisdom, decided to opt out of backwards compatability in seamingly random models of the original generations of the ps3. STUPID. They could have sold me so many games twice, these two games for instance; the original versions, and the eventual HD remakes.

  • Great price....greatest games EVER. I still have the original copies but I am definitely buying the HD bundle. If Sony comes out with a bigger 3D TV bundle like the 24" I will get it for my Man Cave.

  • I waiting, so much time now for this game than few montnhs now only make me want thes game more, now i need a 3D tv

  • True, waiting is the only downside. Why wouldn't you get this!? Great value for 2 amazing games. I can't wait to get it.

  • Two legendary games remastered in HD for only $40. That's a deal you can't ignore. Sony has been excellent about remastering PS2 and PSP classics in HD. Microsoft and Nintendo need to do the same.
  • oh hell yeah,i owned a blue colored version(back of disc) of ico on ps2,sold it regretfully and was shocked at how much idiots were charging online for the copy.makes my day that one of my all time favs is coming back and with the new HD enchancments.sold.now come on sept.

  • Hmm.

  • Never played the orginal but I plan...wait I already had it preordered.

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