31 January 2006
For Immediate Release- Exclusive packaging and behind-the-scenes content on PAL release - Stunning Shadowofthecolossus.com site goes live - Design a Colossus and Win a Trip to Nepal
To celebrate the eagerly anticipated arrival of Shadow of the ColossusTM on shelf this February, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that fans of the art-house work of Fumito Ueda and Kenjj Kaido (the creators of the cult classic ICO) are to benefit from unique packaging and exclusive new content on the PAL release - as well as a dedicated website www.shadowofthecolossus.com and an outstanding competition at www.playstation.com.Special packaging:
To celebrate the artistic style and delicacy of Shadow of the Colossus, the PAL version of the game is to be released in special cardboard packaging containing four unique postcards depicting magical moments from the game.Exclusive Content:
Filmed in Japan, the PAL release comes with exclusive to camera interviews with artistic partners and creative directors Ueda and Kaido-san. Three and a half years in production, the interviews offer fans the chance to understand the heritage of Shadow of the Colossus and to see how this massive production was brought together. In addition the disc comes packed with a full image gallery including unseen concept sketches, in game stills and the original game trailer to cult-classic ICO*.New Website:
Now live at www.shadowofthecolossus.com, this is the site for fans of the stunning open landscapes and haunting audio-tracks synonymous with ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. The stylish interface lets you feel the wind in your hair as you are given a special insight into the Colossi, the characters and the world they inhabit. Slowly going live over three phases, fans are encouraged to return to find more exclusive information to become further absorbed into the tale. Ultimately the site gives users a chance to put their questions to Ueda-san with the two best questions going in to a draw to win a signed PlayStation® 2.Colossal Challenge:
For those with aspirations to become the next art-house designer, PlayStation.com will play host to an exclusive Shadow of the Colossus competition to submit designs for a new Colossus. The most inspiring design will be hand chosen by Ueda-san and this talented winner will embark on a once in a lifetime trip for two to Nepal! In addition the site will host an array of in depth interviews and exclusive information on Shadow of the Colossus.
Shadow of the Colossus; forget gaming stereotype and look to the future with an experience that offers the cinematography and story that we have been waiting for.
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