Gamers Given Dream Ticket By PlayStation
London, 2 November, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is pleased to announce the release of Shadow of the ColossusTM in February 2006, an epic new action adventure from the creators of ICOTM, available exclusively on PlayStation®2. And, in a move that will delight gamers from all over the world, SCEE will also re-release ICO at the same time, allowing those who weren't lucky enough to play this epic when it was first released the opportunity to do so now.
An intense journey of exploration, problem solving and eerie battle, Shadow of the Colossus has at its heart a spell-binding atmosphere that builds as your adventure progresses. The distinct, highly-acclaimed graphic style that came to prominence in ICO makes this an absorbing voyage of discovery, featuring some of the most picturesque landscapes and formidable enemies ever to be seen on PlayStation 2 as you embark on a journey that sees you attempt to destroy awesome Colossi - the most enormous and terrifying monsters to have ever lived.
With special packaging in the same style that contributed to ICO's huge success, Shadow of the Colossus will be a must have collectors' item for any self respecting gamer. The breathtaking scenery and stunning design of the Collosi will have those who experience Shadow of the Colossus immersed in a mesmerising adventure.
When asked about the re-release of ICO (in standard PlayStation 2 packaging), Isabelle Tomatis, Software Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe commented,
"The launch of Shadow of the Colossus has given us a great opportunity to re-release ICO for all those gamers who were unable to experience this exceptional game the first time round. We are delighted to let them have the opportunity to add to their collections and believe that Shadow of the Colossus and ICO together make a powerful combination which gamers all over Europe will enjoy."
ICO was one of the most critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 titles, renowned for its thoughtful and involving gameplay experience and hailed by many as one of the best games ever created. Oozing atmosphere and depth, Shadow of the Colossus is set to challenge perceptions of gaming and push the borders of action adventure gaming even further. Beautiful, unusual and absorbing, Shadow of the Colossus sets subtlety within a cinematic scope and creates a new standard in mythical action adventure.
For further information please contact:
Jennie Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tel: 020 7911 8176 Fax: 020 7734 4926
Sony Computer Entertainment UK Ltd
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