The Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake is out now, and however you feel about the game's updated graphics, it's a true-to-the-source follow-up. That is, except for a secret new addition included into the game by way of 79 mysterious hidden coins you can collect in the game. This week, the mystery behind those coins were revealed.
Spoilers below, you've been warned.
Yesterday, the YouTube channel "PS4Trophies" managed to find all the hidden coins with the help of the Shadow of the Colossus community. But it was a hint from famous SOTC YouTube "Noad Colossus" that helped PS4Trophies figure out the final clue to unlocking the coins' mystery.
The mysteryious coin hunt was kicked off when a end credit message made a special thank you to "Nomad Colossus and the 79 steps to enlightenment." Players gathered the 79 steps meant 79 coins.
Collecting the coins made a locked door outside of the game's main hub, the Shrine of Worship, light up. In the original game, the door didn't unlock, but can be interacted with in the PS4 version. After getting bit lost, Nomad Colossus tweeted at PS4Trophies to interact with this mysterious door, which after collecting all the coins, opened to reveal a hidden throne room.
The room hides The Sword of Dormin, a new weapon that gives players an attack buff but reduces health regeneration. The beam of light from the character's sword is also replaced by a shadow beam when using the Sword of Dormin. Dormin being the name of the god the player makes a pact with to save Mono.
It's a pretty neat addition to the game, though some fans were disappointed that collecting the coins didn't uncover a mysterious new colossus. Still, it's cool that the developers got to add something extra into the PS4 remake in the first place, as these little easter eggs can add an extra incentive to revisit a game some players might have played several times already.