Sony is remastering the acclaimed ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ for the PlayStation 4, and it looks fantastic

At its E3 press conference on Monday night, Sony unveiled a high-definition remaster of “Shadow of the Colossus,” one of the most critically-acclaimed video games in the PlayStation library.

In a brief trailer, Sony revealed that the title, which is simply “Shadow of the Colossus,” would be released sometime in 2018. Texas-based Bluepoint Games was noted as the developer behind the remaster.

Originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005, “Shadow of the Colossus” is something of a landmark in gaming history. It’s an emotive, minimalist story that focuses on a young boy named Wander, who is tasked with slaying 16 giants (or, colossi) across a vast, deserted landscape. 

It’s one of those games you kind of need to play to really “get.”

The game, along with its equally acclaimed predecessor “Ico,” got a slight graphics upgrade in a port for the PlayStation 3, but if Sony’s teaser is any indication, the new version should look much more polished and modern — likely to take advantage of the improved graphics power in the recently-released PlayStation 4 Pro, which supports 4K and HDR visuals.

Here’s a look at the reveal trailer for “Shadow of the Colossus”: 

And you can take a look at some screenshots below: