September 20, 2011 // 1:37 pm
- PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi
has shared this weeks Pulse update today, which features an ICO & Shadow of the Colossus PS3 Bonus Content preview and Black Ops: Rezurrection.
To quote: The September 20th edition of PULSE is available in HD later today when the PlayStation Store updates. Join Christina Lee
for a look at the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, check out the remastered God of War: Origins Collection and preview the upcoming PlayStation Network exclusive Rochard.
And with the new TV season getting underway, don't miss our top 10 returning TV series lineup.
Watch the full episode of PULSE right here, and in PlayStation Home, or download in HD to your PS3 (SD to your PSP) when the PlayStation Store updates later today.
Also, from Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn
today, to quote:
With the release of The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection just a week away, I'm still in awe over how awesome the remastered games look and sound. If you're on the fence about the collection, know that, so far, it has an average score of 91 out of 27 reviews
The games are fantastic in their own right, whether you'll be playing them for the first time or have already played the originals. But I think you're also really going to dig the fantastic bonus content we've packed onto the disc.
Not only do you get to enjoy seeing early concept and prototype footage of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, we've also included the original concept video for NICO. If you've never heard of NICO, it was the second game from Fumito Ueda and team, and was going to be an online game where groups of hunters tracked, scaled and slayed giant beasts together. That game was never made, but key ideas from it formed the basis for what would become Shadow of the Colossus.
In addition, there are two brand new original videos included on the disc. One is a 20+ minute round-table discussion between key members of the development team, Fumito Ueda (Lead Designer, Director), Kenji Kaido (Line producer) and Junichi Hosono (designer). They openly discuss what it was like to make these games, difficulties and challenges they faced, and even the original US packaging for ICO.
And last but not least is a 12-minute behind-the-scenes video filmed on location at the Sony Computer Entertainment JAPAN Studio offices in Shinagawa.
This video features interviews with key production staff members about the making of ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian, their thoughts on this new HD collection, as well as concept art and prototype footage from all the games. You'll also watch some never-before-seen footage from The Last Guardian.
Above, you can watch a short sneak peek at some of the cool bonus video content you can look forward to next week when you pick up the game for yourself on September 27th.
I hope you enjoy the bonus content on the disc as much as we did putting it all together for you. Don't forget to check out the preview of the collection in this month's episode of Qore as well.