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ICO, Shadow of the Collossus – Games which will keep you off MW3, BF3

We have a treat for PS3 owners looking to pick up the highly anticipated ICO and Shadow of the Collossus remakes, as Sony has just released two brand new gameplay trailers for both games, as part of their relevant websites which have now been updated.

For those of you that are not aware, Shadow of the Collossus and ICO are upcoming re-releases on the PlayStation 3 after being two of the finest PS2 games that graced the console. The new games will feature HD graphics, trophy support and perhaps more exciting for PS3 owners, 3D support for both titles.

In celebration of websites for both games opening, Sony has released two brand new video promos which feature brand new gameplay for you to enjoy. We’ve said it in the past, but these games are truly something special and they should be part of your PS3 collection when they release on September 27, or September 28th for those of you in Europe.

While you may be filled with excitement for the upcoming releases of ICO and Shadow of the Collossus, let’s not forget about The Last Guardian which will be a similar experience to ICO and Shadow of the Collossus, but built from the ground up on the PS3 instead of being a remade PS2 game. We haven’t heard too much about The Last Guardian lately, but it is likely that Fumito Ueda and Team ICO will unveil the latest build of the game at the 2011 Tokyo Game Show which kicks off in September.

Personally, I have to say that Shadow of the Collossus looks the most exciting game out of the two, both from a storyline point of view and also on the graphical side of things. Considering that SOTC serves as a ‘spiritual successor’ to ICO, it’s very worth your time to put some time aside to play both.

If you didn’t play either title on PS2 then perhaps it’s a little difficult to believe what the hype is all about. Believe us though, when both titles release this September, it may very well be the games which keep you off Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 this year, although Bethesda may have something to say about that with Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

We’ve included both gameplay vidoes below, check them out and let us know your thoughts on them. We’re interested to see what your thoughts on the remakes are, both from those who have played the PS2 games before and those who are totally new to the Team ICO experience. If you’re interested, you can view the ICO website here and the Shadow of the Collossus website here.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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