Boxart Shadow of the Colossus
Now that the Xbox, PS2 and Gamecube era has almost come to an end, Sony and Nintendo are trying to get a little more out of it. While Nintendo is inexorably going to pop with Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess, Sony will try to skyrocket sales with Shadow of the Colossus. These two games will be released in Europe around the same time, but Shadow of the Colossus, which can be called Ico’s spiritual sequel, will hit stores in Japan next month. That is why the box art of this innovative game has already been released.
In The Shadow of the Colossus you will have to bring your girlfriend back to life as Wanda. This is only possible by defeating the sixteen giants that are in the world. With Wanda you ride on horseback to one of these giant creatures and you first complete a level that mainly consists of puzzles. Once you get to the giant you will have to find a way to kill him, which is very tricky. The creatures are very large and will not be afraid to crush you into Wandamoes. The Colossus’ weak spot is usually at the very top and it will often take you at least half an hour to get it down. Shadow of the Colossus seems to be excelling again in new gameplay and in a breathtakingly beautiful world, just like Ico.
Shadow of the Colossus should be available for the PlayStation 2 in early 2006. It will hit stores in Japan on October 27.