PNN – Shadow of the Colossus was a massively influential game when it was released on the PS2 in 2005. Since its debut, the ambitious title from Team ICO has been included on countless “best of” lists, a sequel of sorts – entitled The Last Guardian – has been released on the PS4, and an HD remaster bundle of Shadow of the Colossus and its predecessor ICO has been released on the PS3. Now, following more than a decade of strong popularity, Shadow of the Colossus is set to be remade from the ground up on the PS4. While this announcement was first made during Sony’s E3 conference earlier this year, we finally have footage of the remake, as Sony revealed the first trailer during their presentation at the 2017 Tokyo Game Show.

The trailer, which shows the remake running on a PS4 Pro, boasts impressive visuals. A variety of familiar locales and enemies can be seen throughout the short run-time, including the protagonist Wander and his horse Agro. It remains unclear what, if anything, will be changed or added to the remake. Given that the original game was planned to be much larger, there is certainly material on the cutting room floor that could be reinserted, but former series mastermind Fumito Ueda has said that this is unlikely and that the remake will alter very little, despite his suggestions to the developers that they make certain alterations that he would not disclose. It seems that the original developers have been almost entirely left out of the development of this remake, as the Team ICO logo was missing from the trailer, and Ueda has been focused on developing a new original game. Instead, Sony Interactive Entertainment, who own the rights to the franchise, have teamed up with JAPAN Studio and Bluepoint Games, the latter being responsible for the PS3 remasters of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus.

Via the Official PlayStation YouTube Channel.

While a specific release date has yet to be announced, the remake will be released at some point in 2018.