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ICO, SotC HD Trailers Make Us Ache

Yes, we have to wait until September 27 before we can appreciate the newfound glory of the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection.

We really, really want it. And we know that if Sony keeps releasing trailers like these, time will just slow to a crawl...nearly 3 months is a long time. Below you will find a couple trailers promoting the high-definition remakes of both classic titles; as you can see, the artistry we adored years ago has found new life with a beautiful new, refined style.

Isn't that pretty? And the majesty of SotC is captured nicely as well.

They're being released separately in Japan but will likely only be available in the US as part of the aforementioned collection. However they arrive, we really don't care at this point...just get here.

Related Game(s): ICO, Shadow of the Colossus

Tags: ico, shadow of the colossus, ico and shadow of the colossus collection

7/5/2011 9:23:44 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (52 posts)

The Doom
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 9:35:21 AM
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I really hope they outsell their PS2 counterparts...

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bebestorm
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 9:41:54 AM
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I cant wait for this to release.I would love it if each had their own disc!

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Claire C
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 6:49:41 PM

Out of curiosity, why? o.O

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bebestorm
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 9:13:35 PM

Both games are Masterpieces and each deserve their own discs. Japan is getting the option to buy them separately.

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Claire C
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 1:54:29 AM

Instead of buying each game seperately I'd rather buy two copies of the set and leave one unopened. :P

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 9:44:24 AM
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ahh man i'm so excited for these. 2 of the greatest games ever!..... also didn't jack say at E3 they'll be out in september ?

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 9:47:24 AM
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just hearing that epic music again makes me feel all warm & fuzzy!

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 10:32:01 AM
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I thought it was announced for a September 27th release date?

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:17:14 AM

Seems like every retailer I look at has it listed for Dec. 31st which means they're unsure but believe it's a 2011 title.

I too remember seeing a mention of Sept. as a release date.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:18:32 AM

Yeah, I think it is September 27 now. Never got a press release, though; that's why I forgot it.

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 12:22:31 PM

Yea I noticed that as well. I think I read it on the PS Blog? It was a little unnerving there was no press release though...like its not set in stone. Seems prone for a slight delay. hopefully not though.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 10:36:49 AM
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Ok this is probably a very silly question, but bear with me:

It seems to me like you all already own these games, so why not just play them on your ps2? Wouldn't you rather they spent time creating *new* games instead of re-releasing old stuff you've already paid for once - and already played at least once?

To me all these remakes/collections most of all remind me of the "remastered" music albums on CD ("digital remasters") - in other words: Milk cows.
Apparently there is a market for it, just like the digital remasters, I just don't understand the excitement?

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 10:47:53 AM

Just to be clear: I can understand those that are *new* to these games and would want to play some old classics - it's those of you who already have played them I am curious about.

I ask myself, "would I want to buy my old favourites on PC or the Amiga *again*?"... I really don't think so, not when I got them stored in my basement!


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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:12:37 AM

I'm surprised you're finding it difficult to understand why someone that LOVED these games for the PS2 would be interested in an HD upgrade version of them.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:30:29 AM

Well I do... Cause I try to relate to this; Would I want a HD upgrade of games like Speedball, Project X, Sim City, Populous, Lemmings, Another World, Syndicate, Settlers... All top games I played a *lot* back in the days, but I can honestly say that I would not want to buy them today, rebrushed graphics or not...
I mean, it's not like we are short on *new* great releases these days...!

NB I am not dissing anyone here, I am merely trying to understand.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:40:20 AM

All those games you listed would need more than just an HD upgrade, they would need to be remade. Porting a PS2 game to the PS3 and giving it HD graphics is not a huge undertaking. It's a great way for Sony to make some extra cash and for fans of the games as well as newcomers to enjoy some of the best offerings the PS2 had on their PS3.

The fact that you don't understand this troubles me. Even though you may not want to see/play PS2 games in HD doesn't mean you're unable to understand the basic concepts behind someone wanting to.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:55:28 AM

Not when they already got the game and has played it, know the story, the gameplay, everything!

But you got a point, I made a poor example there with my titles. Ok let me try another experiment of thought then: Mass Effect 2. I *loved* that game more than anything. But would I want a "ME2 HD upgrade" for the PS4? In fact I do not think so, I'd much rather want a ME4!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 12:10:00 PM

The step from PS2 graphics to PS3 graphics has been quite a leap, allowing for older games to feel new again and look quite amazing on an HD television.

Your example of ME2 being ported to a PS4 doesn't hold up. First we don't even know what the leap will be in graphics from the PS3 to the PS4 and ME2 is already an HD game, unlike all the PS2 ports which were all in standard definition.

Also like I've already mentioned, giving these games an HD makeover is not a time consuming task nor does it take up the developers time to the point they can't work on new things. Hell I'm pretty sure all the work is outsourced. So you can have your cake and eat it too.

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FM23
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 12:26:53 PM

@Beamboom...I'm with you. I haven't played them so I'm excited to see what the fuss is about, but they could be using their time more wisely...like finishing the Last Guardian. I loved ME2, played it 4X, but I wouldn't care to play it years from now on an upgraded platform like I don't care to play any of MGS's before MGS4. Same with GTA3, Vice City...etc. yeah, alot of great games exist today.

But, fans want this and newcomers need it. I never played GOW until the collection hit, now I'm a GOW fan. Depends on the game I guess. And this seems like one of those collections that won't do to well once it hits since neither on of these games were big hits back on the PS2 and it coming out during a bad time of the year is the September date is set in stone.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 12:27:37 PM

ME2 was 720p and not true 1080p(right?), so an upgrade to true HD of me2 would be approx like a game of 576i (ps2) upgraded to 720p. Roughly speaking.

I feel the comparison is relevant...


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Fabi
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 1:11:14 PM

Oh come on Vertigo. His point is not that hard to understand. I love pretty graphics and even I can see where he's coming from.

You have to realize there are different types of gamers. I myself cannot go through a game more than once. I have tried it MANY times and end up quitting about 1/4 of the way through the second outing.

It's just the way my brain works. I have a very short attention span, so if a game has a deep story, and I have to sit through cut-scenes, my brain just flies somewhere else.

I also don't care for any multiplayer, except FIFA. You couldn't pay me to play a shooter online. I've tried it, and it seems pointless to me. I just cannot shoot people over and over, get killed over and over and enjoy it.

I wish I did, because people I know have a lot of fun doing that. But I just can't.

The most I can do is play maybe 3-4 matches in FIFA online and then I gotta stop. And that's because while I play FIFA I tend to analyze tactics and I truly enjoy the beautiful game.

Stop saying that his point of view "troubles" you. That's a very cheap way of trying to make his opinion seem crazy.

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CHAOS THEORY X
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 2:35:53 PM

Beam boom, have you ever bought a bluray version of a movie that you already have in DVD?

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 2:41:43 PM

Fabi,

Did you even read what I wrote? I never said his point of view troubled me. Also he was the one not understanding things. He mentioned he didn't understand why people wanted these HD ports. So I'm not sure why you're telling me I didn't understand his view since I spent several posts countering it.

Having difficulty understanding why someone would want to play some of the greatest PS2 games in HD graphics on their PS3 is shameful.

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CHAOS THEORY X
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 2:45:56 PM

Also, the resolution has something to do with your example, but It's more what the engines and hardware allow the developers to do on the ps3 that they couldn't on the ps2, as well as the amount they could put on each disc.
In addition, many people don't have their ps2 anymore and don't have the backwards compatible ps3 version, thus when they find out they can play their favorite classics, like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, in revamped HD, it's a welcome opportunity.

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Fabi
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 2:50:01 PM

His point of view IS that he doesn't understand how someone could get excited over an HD remake.

There is nothing shameful about that dude. Chill out. They're just games.

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FM23
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 3:10:47 PM

@Fabi...Right. Bioshock wasn't a great looking game, but if they somehow made it looks as good as KZ3...I wouldn't care to play it again as the the experience is embedded in my mind...no reason to play it again. Improving the graphics won't change the overall experience since the mechanics are set in stone.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 4:07:42 PM

For once I'm with LV! ;)

Seriously though he was offering beamboom clear and honest examples of why people would want some of the PS2' best offerings in HD on the PS3.

Beamboom- in reference to your ME2 example; going from SD to HD is a huge leap something we never experienced last gen, while your example is something we can already experience with other games this gen.

I'll tell you why I like these collections and maybe help out a little. I like these collections for the reason that a lot of these games I havnt experienced, SoTC being one of them! I know shame, shame. Anyways another reason is because they are in HD with updated graphics. I use that because when GoW2 released I had my PS3 for a few months and really (at the time) didn't understand why it wasn't for PS3. I wanted it to be an awesome looking PS3 game, not arguably the best looking PS2 game. So when it and the original released in HD as a collection for the PS3 I got the upgrade to HD and updated polish that I wanted.

Now with each and every HD collection that releases I get to experience my fav. PS2 games in HD the way I wanted to experience GoW2 and that just makes me happy.

That's all there is to it for me. Its a fresh feeling for me and that's enough despite the same gameplay and story as you mentioned. But if I like a game enough it'll get multiple playthroughs, so, this isn't much different.

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Fabi
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 5:02:39 PM

I just wanna make it clear that I'm not arguing about whether or not there is a reason to get excited about an HD remake. I was just saying that there is no shame in feeling the way Beem does.

Just because HD remakes don't excite me, doesn't mean they aren't exciting to other people. If it gives Sony extra cash and the developers extra cash to make better games, then right on.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 7:02:28 PM

Okay, Beamboom, here's a straight answer for you.

I loved ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on the PS2. But my PS2 is packed up in a cupboard meaning I'd have to hook it all up just to play ICO or Shadow of the Colossus again.

Not only that, but ICO didn't have widescreen presentation. SotC did, but both games look very pixellated on an HD TV. SotC also lagged like all hell on PS2 cos it pushed the PS2 hardware to its very limit!!!

Since the games also had an emotional impact on us gamers who played it several years ago, we would love to revisit that same emotional impact but this time on our PS3's, in high definition at 60 fps. And in 3D for those with 3D TV's. The PS2 versions are old and slightly archaic looking, and many don't have their PS2's anymore or have them sitting in a cupboard like me. PS2 can't handle 1080p at 60fps, especially for SotC.

So basically, we fans want to revisit an emotional game that had a deep impact on us with better picture quality.

If you'd like to see proof, just YouTube the flying Colossus on PS2, look at the point where the main guy jumps onto its wing when it swoops, and you'll see a big difference compared to what they showed in that trailer.

PS2 - one frame, you're jumping, next frame, you're on the wing, next frame, you're 20 feet in the air.

PS3 - smooth animation with no lag of jumping, grabbing the Colossi's wing and being swept into the air.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 5:11:32 AM

Thanks for all the replies! Not that I'm *that* much wiser, but at least I got some insight in how some of you think.

@Dancemachine: The thing about the framerate, if that is true, then this is *much* more than a hd upgrade imo. Then it makes much more sense. I thought this was just "the same at a higher resolution" kind of deal. If they were close to unplayable in segments before (judging from your 2-frames-a-second description) then I can of course better understand the excitement.

But still! You all have played it, you've "been there done that". Ok so it doesn't stutter as much as it did on the ps2, but do that make you want to play the entire thing again? That's what I just can't see myself wanting to do. And so the case stands. :)

@Chaos theory: Quoting, "have you ever bought a bluray version of a movie that you already have in DVD" now *that's* the best question asked in this thread.
Have I? Well... Yes.
But I still think there is a difference. A movie is a one-way, two-hour entertainment break I can sit back and enjoy. A game is very different imo.
So, yes, I've bought blu-ray versions of movies I've already got on DVD. However, of the hundreds of movies I own in total it's maybe a question of 5-6 blu-ray duplicates. Not more. And they were *really* cheap too!


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Kai200X
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:10:41 AM
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Does anybody know if the limited box for Japan and NA will be different? I already preorder Japanese version but I wonder if North America version will be the same.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:15:20 AM
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Two games that have unmatched levels of artistry. For anyone that hasn't played them yet I demand you get these HD versions.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 12:25:20 PM

One step ahead of you, friend. During my PS2 days, I was a poor, unwealthy young lad. I could afford nearly no games. My choice around that time was to get DQ8 and KH2.

But I promise, your demand will be met upon release of these HD titles!

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 1:06:17 PM

As LV said, yes....get them!!

And thanks again for that generous loan of Ico, LV!


Beamboom,
For the reasons LV already stated above, I'm getting both just for their H-D upgrades.

Plus for myself, also factoring in that since I'm a gaming collector, I both, NEED, and want, them again.

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Teddie9
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:15:26 AM
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oh Ueda - why must you do this to us :(

Want these so badly

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burnedknight
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:19:23 AM
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This collection looks pretty sweet i hope it comes out soon as i always wanted to try both games.

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 12:27:42 PM
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I don't really see a huge difference in graphics anyway. This seems kind of pointless, but I'm sure the true fans of the games will enjoy it.

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Lord carlos
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 1:02:17 PM
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Good things come to those that wait.

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Danny007
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 1:07:05 PM
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Can I get your guy's opinion? I only played SOTC and liked it a lot. What game was better in your opinion? Ico or SOTC?

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Karosso
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 1:53:14 PM

Hi Danny,
They are only similar in the artistry, it is a bit hard to compare but, I don't think you would like to miss either one of them. To be honest from a story stand point I still love Ico the most... well even on a gameplay standpoint I still prefer Ico, the levels and puzzles are some of the best in any game I have ever played. That being said, climbing giants and bringing them down gave me some of the most memorable moments in gaming... The one thing I can tell you for sure, is that if you liked SoTC, you will enjoy Icon immensely :)

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 1:21:28 PM
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Gimme. That is all.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 2:07:33 PM
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Yea i'm getting this too... Even though i beat both a few times on the PS2 i still wanted just for the fact that the games are awesome, are HD now, And have trophies... Besides, this generation is slacking in good stories in games compared to PS2 And PS1 classic games

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gray_eagle
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 2:22:51 PM
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at the end of the trailers, did anyone else notice the 3D logo in the bottom right corner, or was i seeing things?
i never played the PS2 versions, i'm sure thinking hard about buying these for the PS3.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 2:42:54 PM
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These look great. Going to 720p means more for these two games because both of them rendered at a resolution lower than the norm for Ps2 games back then. So having these boost to full 720p presents quite the jump in pixel throughput.


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BikerSaint
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 2:43:43 PM
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GrayEagle,
Nice catch on those 3-D logo, I totally missed noticing them.

That's going to be even more sweetness for both games!!!

Damn, I need a 3DTV.

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sunspider13
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 4:27:40 PM
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So pretty...will be picking this up and it can't come soon enough.

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YashaZz
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 5:57:59 PM
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I pre-ordered my copy to keep myself secure. My heart won't take the pressure if I arrive and all the copies got sold.

Along with this I'm getting the GoW Origins collection, so it will be the BEST September!

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 6:06:50 PM
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That is their idea of an HD remake? Eww. I understand not wanting to mess with the art style and such, but damn everything was still very PS2 ish.

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Claire C
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 6:53:12 PM

Just wait till it's on your big ol 50" display. It'll look good I bet. Internet videos generally don't do justice.

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 8:33:00 PM

Well even with it on YouTube I understand what you mean but you can still see the glaring problems such as edging pixelation and outdated textures.

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___________
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 3:59:33 AM
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why september?
no, seriously, why are all the colections releasing in september?
GOW origins september.
MGS collection september.
ZOE collection september.
ICO collection september.
splinter cell trilogy september.
what the?
theres more collections releasing in september then new games!
really want play those, but gears 3 owns september so ill be waiting till next year to give them a try.

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 10:20:46 AM

ZoE is coming out next year, and MGS collection is in November I believe

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