One of Sony's most anticipated remakes is almost here. The PlayStation 4 remaster of Shadow Of The Colossus is set to be released in North America on February 6th, 2018. Ever since Sony announced the remake of this classic PlayStation 2 title at E3 last year, fans have been champing at the bit to get their hands on Team Ico's epic adventure game in stunning HD.
What fans of this title might not know is that Shadow Of The Colossus is being released in two distinctly different versions. Along with the Standard Edition of this game, there will also be a Special Edition Box Set. Both versions of this title are currently available for preorder on the PlayStation Store and at a few different retailers. If you're wondering which version of the game is right for you, there are a few factors that you should consider.
Truly dedicated fans of the series might be interested in purchasing the Special Edition Box Set release of this title. According to IGN, this version of the game comes with tons of cool bonus material, including a steelbook case, custom PS4 themes, postcards and stickers, and a wide variety of in-game bonuses. The Shadow Of The Colossus Special Edition Box Set is a limited-edition release. Considering the popularity of this title, there's a chance that the Special Edition Box Set could sell out quickly and become a collector's item. If you're interested in getting your hands on the exclusive content that comes with this version of the game, the Special Edition of Shadow Of The Colossus is set to retail at $50.
For players who are new to the series, or for people who want a slightly more economical package, there's still a way to get a few neat bonuses with your purchase. Gamers who pre-order Shadow Of The Colossus on the PlayStation Store will receive an in-game downloadable Life Sword, as well as yet another custom PS4 theme. If neither of those options are for you, then there's always the Standard Edition of the game. This basic version of Shadow Of The Colossus will set you back $40 at most retailers, including the PlayStation Store, WalMart, and GameStop.
If you're a serious fan of Shadow Of The Colossus, the Special Edition Box Set is definitely going to be worth the extra ten dollars attached to the price tag. If you're the kind of clutter-free gamer who prefers to own digital copies of your favorite titles, you might as well pre-order this title to take advantage of the in-game bonuses that Sony is offering. Then again, there's nothing wrong with purchasing the Standard Edition if you're new to the series, or if you're not into all the bells and whistles that come with pre-orders and special releases. The bottom line is that a legendary title like Shadow Of The Colossus is something you definitely don't want to miss out on, so think long and hard about which version of this incredible game is right for you.