Ueda Shares More ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Details
Firstly, Ueda confirmed he's "overlooking" both remakes and acting as a "supervisor;" he'll receive updates each week and go over them. The reason why this is significant is because the original team is not handling the upgrades we will see in the final product; such work is being handled by "an extremely excellent company," according to Ueda. However, it's good to know the main dude still has to approve what they do, regardless of how "excellent" they may be. Secondly, he clarified that both remakes will be the same as the PS2 versions, but reminded us once again that we'll get the European ending for ICO. Thirdly, the frame rate: "ICO will remain at 30 frames per second," Ueda commented. "Even if we were able to do 60 frames, we wouldn't change it." If you're wondering, The Last Guardian is also designed to run at 30FPS. But he did say that areas where the frame rate dropped in the PS2 version will be spruced up to stay at 30FPS in the remake.
Ueda then talked a bit about the addition of the 3D option- he said he was surprised at how much control one has in adjusting the 3D effects. "ICO's 3D is good, but when Shadow of the Colossus becomes 3D, its true power really emerges," he said. Now that, we definitely believe. Lastly, one final interesting tidbit- while both remakes will be on the same Blu-Ray disc here in the US, they'll be released separately in Japan. That's about all we need to know...we just can't wait.
9/17/2010 10:19:46 AM Ben Dutka