Ico And The Shadow Of The Colossus In A Deluxe Package Just For Japan

By Spencer . June 17, 2011 . 12:18am

imageIco and Shadow of the Colossus for PlayStation 3 will be sold as separate PlayStation 3 games in Japan for 3,980 yen ($50) each. That’s a bit more than SCEA’s Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection double pack, which goes for $39.99.


Japan has one item to envy, a neat Ueda collectable the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Limited Box. This bundle packs both PlayStation 3 games (in separate cases) plus a 100 page booklet into a slip cover. Sony is also packing a product code for downloadable content with the 6,980 yen ($86) collection.


Ico and the Shadow of Colossus Collection is slated for release on September 27 in North America.

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  • And then they’ll make an even more limited box and call it the Shadow of the Colossus x ICO Colossal Bundle.

  • skymap

    Are the puzzles in these games language based?

    • PurpleDoom

      I don’t know about Ico, but in Shadow of the Colossus, no. You won’t be able to catch the plot without knowing Japanese, obviously, but to actually play the game no knowledge of the language is required.

      • skymap

        Well if I can afford it maybe I’ll buy it then. I know enough Japanese to understand the jist of games like Grandia and Breath of Fire. Hopefully that’s enough not to diminish my experience.

    • mikanko

      Ueda strives for the entire story to be told through emotional tone and visual cues.  Both games have small amounts of dialogue in a fictional language and are subtitled accordingly, but you can understand the jist of what’s going on without a translation.  Not having a translation was the original intention of the narrative, and not needed for the gameplay at all.

  • malek86

    As cool as it looks, I’ll gladly take our version for $40.

  • puchinri

    I am kind of tempted by that… Knowing what’s in the booklet would certainly help though. (Art booklet? Or interviews and such?)

  • It’s awesome but i dont rlly want to make more expenses considering i already own both games

  • Aoshi00

    Alrdy had it pre-ordered on Amazon for $38.99, do not tempt me Japan :(…  I guess I would want SotC’s dialogue subtitle in Eng though.. I alrdy imported once on PS2..

    • alastor3

      there’s almost no dialogue in the two game

      • Almost no dialogue doesn’t means there is no dialogue ;)

      • Aoshi00

        What little dialogue there is, I still want to see it in English, not to mention the criteria for the challenges/trophies would be in Jpn.  Anyway, I had both the Jpn and US ver of SotC for PS2, the in-game text being in Eng. is more important than the covers to me, also much cheaper and on the same single blu-ray disc which is even more convenient. The artbook is what I would miss the most.

  • I very probably and most likely will buy this. Who needs money anyway?!

  • joesz

    Nice,it comes with a bleach artbook

  • YoungTeeth

    AHHHH the japanese covers are so cute. I bet ours will be tacky like always.

    • Aoshi00

      The are the same gibberish made up language like in Panzer Dragoon Orta..

  • hush404

    What ever… as long as I get the two games on a disc in english… I could careless about a box to put that in.

  • PrinceHeir

    amazing stuff O_O

  • I wish I could buy only the slipcase, and when The Last Guardian is released, I’ll put it in there along with the ICO+SotC collection. 

  • W L

    Just pre-ordered this gem on Nin Nin Game! I was tempted by getting the two separate versions..but what the heck, who needs money anyway? as Chris rightly stated :)

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