'Shadow of the Colossus' is getting a high definition remake for the PlayStation 4

Shadow of the Colossus -- PS4YouTube / PlayStationA still from the trailer.

Sony announced that “Shadow of the Colossus” will be joining the PlayStation 4 (PS4) game catalogue during its E3 press conference in Los Angeles on Monday.

The game, which originally launched on the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in 2005, is being given a high definition remake, which will dramatically improve the graphics by taking advantage of the PS4’s superior processing power.

The Japanese firm has not confirmed any final release date, however, with the trailer mentioning a vague “2018”. And no other details have been disclosed either, which left gamers on online forums like NeoGAF wondering whether “Shadow of the Colossus” will come back as an exact copy of the original or if some of the extra levels and colossi left out in the PS2 version will make the cut this time.

Either way, with Bluepoint Games at the helm, it seems all but certain that the critically acclaimed title will be given a proper makeover — this is the team responsible for the PS3 HD versions of both “Ico” and “Shadow of the Colossus,” as well as “Flower,” “Gravity Rush,” and the “Uncharted” trilogy’s ports to the PS4.

You can watch the trailer below:

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