UPDATE: Today Sony confirmed that the Ico/Shadow of the Colossus bundle is in fact real and is slated to hit sometime Spring 2011. Confirmed features include: HD resolutions, PlayStation Network trophies, support for 3D-o-vision, 30fps frame rate, and “extensive re-texturing.” The bundle will also include the European version of Ico, which had a different ending and a co-op mode.
According to the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, remastered, HD versions of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus will be released in Japan as individual titles, not bundled together. As of right now, no release date has been given for the Japanese releases.
While a North American bundle has yet to be announced, I think it would be a safe bet that non-Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on these remastered games at some point. I mean, it’s a little far fetched to have a developer remaster two games so that they can sell them in Japan exclusively.
Also adding a bit more credibility to this rumor, German German retailer Webhallen added this professional looking box art to their bundle listing. Notice how similar it looks to the God of War Collection box art.
What do you guys think about this? Are you convinced that an Ico/Shadow of the Colossus bundle will hit sometime in the future? Let us know with a comment below.