Shadow of the Colossus is getting an HD remake, and for good reason. The 2005 PlayStation game is regarded as a masterpiece, and one of the greatest and most unique games of all time. The upcoming remake will finally give Shadow of the Colossus, renowned for its incredible gameplay and spectacular story telling, the graphics it so deserves.
The trailer for the HD remake debuted at E3, and it had a lot in common with the trailer of the original. Check out IGN’s side by side comparison here:
The new trailer pays homage to its predecessor by following the same basic line as the original. Everything, from the horses at the beginning of the video to the order in which the colossi appear is the same. The trailer captures the over-arching, hopeless tone of the game while also displaying some of the coolest parts of the gameplay. The unbelievable size of each colossus is captured perfectly by the camera angles as well as the shots picked to be included in the trailer.
The new trailer shows off the stunning updated graphics while still retaining the gloomy, dark visuals of the original. Shadow of the Colossus is definitely one of the most anticipated games of the year, and if it’s anything like the trailer makes it out to be, it could potentially compete for Game of the Year.
Shadow of the Colossus is scheduled to release some time in 2018 for the PS4.