The princess and the monsters
For the first time, you can experience the gaming magic that is ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 3 on a single Blu-ray Disc. In ICO, you take on the role of ICO, a young boy with strange horns on his head who finds himself imprisoned by the people of his village inside the walls of an ominous castle.
Upon escaping from your tomb you meet a young girl by the name of Yorda, who speaks a bizarre and unknown language. After helping her escape the steel cage she has been trapped in, your task is to take her by the hand and guide her through this perilous world before the creatures that stalk its chambers and hallways get you.
In Shadow of the Colossus you play as Wander, a young man who enters a forbidden land and must travel across its stunning landscape on your horse, Agro, in order to defeat 16 enormous beasts known as the Colossi. Should you manage to take down all 16, you will be able to restore the life of a girl named Mono, whose soul is trapped in this haunting world.
Experience the classics
While both ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 2 were developed by Team ICO, the High Definition remastering for this edition was performed by Bluepoint Games. Bluepoint Games was also responsible for bringing Kratos's first two adventures, God of War and God of War II, to PlayStation 3 in High Definition in the God of War Collection.
ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Classics HD can also be played in stunning stereoscopic 3D, which means you'll be able to experience Team ICO's two acclaimed worlds in an entirely new way. To do this, you'll need a fully compatible 3D TV and 3D compatible glasses.
Love trophies? Then you're in for a treat with the vast array of PlayStation Network trophies on offer for your collection in both games. All you have to do is start playing and the collecting can begin.
Stand together or fight alone
In ICO on PlayStation 3, you control ICO and must manoeuvre through a vast castle with Yorda by your side. As ICO you can run, jump, climb and wield weapons such as a piece of wood or a sword to progress through each area or defeat enemies.
However, because Yorda can only jump short distances and climb a limited number of objects in the environment, it's up to you to help her move beyond these obstacles. You can take her by the hand and guide her, tell her to follow you or ask her to remain in a certain spot until you've solved one of the many puzzles presented throughout the game. Be sure to keep an eye on her at all times though. If Yorda is captured by the shadow creatures, it's game over.
In Shadow of the Colossus, you'll experience an entirely different kind of adventure. Once inside this forbidden land, you must use your sword in areas of sunlight to guide you to each of the Colossi. Journeys to these great beasts are never simple and require detours and exploration, so take your time.
Once you have found a Colossus, your goal is to then figure out its weakness before you attack it. Here's a tip - each of the Colossi dwell in a unique lair or environment and in most cases, the Colossi cannot be defeated without making use of their surroundings. When you have uncovered its weakness, you'll need to act fast by scaling the beast and searching for a glowing symbol on its body to destroy it.