Ever since I first played Shadow of the Colossus years ago, images from it are forever burned in my mind. A colossi unawakened on an enormous pedestal in the midst of a lake. The tower I call sorta-home shining like a beacon in the distance. In the upcoming remake, developed by Bluepoint Games, images like this can now be preserved forever. That's right: it has a photo mode.
In a PlayStation Blog earlier today, Bluepoint Games announced the new photo mode news, alongside a mini-gallery showing some examples. Some have odd filters, some left seemingly untouched, some are over-saturated along with the game's signature grain—which I was worried would be lost in the notably shinier remake. If there's anything Shadow of the Colossus needed upon its remake, it was probably this to be completely honest.
"Everything that I had access to as the Art Director, you have access to as the player," writes Bluepoint's Mark Skelton on the blog. From filters to tipping the angle by 90 degrees, the developers promise a robust Photo Mode to help players capture their favorite moments from the game. The remake will be released on PlayStation 4 on February 6.
Now if only The Last Guardian could get a patch of a photo mode too, so I'm not fighting with that dang camera to get some good shots of Trico. Team Ico, take notes.