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Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake - Release Date, Impressions, Trailers, Bluepoint, Improved Graphics, Comparison Shots - Everything we Know

A remake of the classic PS2 game, Shadow of the Colossus, is coming to PS4 in 2018.

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Shadow of the Colossus is being remade for the PS4. This isn't just an HD port of the PS2 game, but a complete revamp with visuals created for the PS4. Sony recently revealed a release window of February 2018 for the HD Remake, as well as some gorgeous 4K and HDR visuals for the game.

Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake Essential Information:

  • Release Date: February 2018
  • Price: TBC
  • Developer: Bluepoint/Sony Japan Studio
  • Publisher: Sony
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Genre: Wonderful Adventure

Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake Release Date

Up until October 2017, we had no firm release date for the Shadow of the Colossus HD Remake, other than a "2018" tag. But with the brand new trailer for the game below being revealed at Sony's Paris Games Week 2017 presentation, we now know that the Shadow of the Colossus Remake will be releasing in February 2018, and will take advantage of the HDR technology on the PS4 Pro.

As you can see from the first trailer for Shadow of the Colossus on PS4, this is no simple HD port of the PS2 original. While the locations and colossus are familiar, they've never looked this good before.

It's not yet clear if Shadow of the Colossus remake for PS4 will see any gameplay or design changes over the original, although it's highly likely the game will benefit from improved controls and a more modern camera system. The original game also suffered from a terrible frame rate on PS2.

But whereas the original game suffered from terrible frame rate issues, the Shadow of the Colossus remake looks to be hitting a solid 60 frames per second, if the gameplay video below is anything to go by. Keep in mind that the gameplay is taken from a PlayStation 4 Pro unit, but the full remake looks set to be targeting a consistent 60FPS.

Shadow of the Colossus Image Comparisons

We’ve crudely matched up images from the PS4 remaster of Shadow of the Colossus with images of the game running on the PS3. As you can see, a lot of work has gone into make the colossi look better than before while retaining their appearance.

This is Gaius compared across PS3 and PS4 (PS3 was a straight HD port)
This is Valus compared across PS3 and PS4 (PS3 was a straight HD port)

Shadow of the Colossus Remake Hands On Impressions

Late last year, our Matt Kim went to check out the Shadow of the Colossus remake for himself, and noted that every asset for the upcoming remake had been constructed entirely from scratch, rather than using old assets as a starting point. For our complete hands on impressions of the upcoming game from Bluepoint, head over to our Shadow of the Colossus remake hands on piece.

We'll bring you more info on Shadow of the Colossus remake for PS4 as it's available.

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