Bluepoint Games Discuss the Opening of Shadow of the Colossus

Sony just released a new video showing off the upcoming Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake. In it, Mark Skelton, Marco Thrush, and Peter Dalton from Bluepoint Games talk about the game’s cinematic opening. It’s a fascinating watch, and should get players excited for its February 6, 2018 launch.

View the new Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake video below:

For more information on the upcoming remake, check out information on the updated control scheme:

In case you’ve never played Shadow of the Colossus, the controls are…different, to put it nicely. Games have sort of adopted a standard sequence of controls, and Shadow of the Colossus certainly didn’t adhere to that. Now, it seems that Bluepoint Games and JAPAN Studio have remapped some of the controls to fit the modern gaming world:

Streamlined controls make it easier to play

Bluepoint Games hasn’t just settled on a visual make over, either. The controls have cleverly tweaked to improve the gameplay experience.

The PS4’s touch pad handily lets you bring up a map, while jump has been moved to the X button instead of the triangle button. The dodge roll is also now mapped to the circle button, making it easier to deploy than the previous R1 + triangle combo.

If for some reason you still want to play with the classic controls, than you can do that as well. The game will still allow players to go back to the original control scheme, and some of the default control options are still as they were in 2005. For instance, the grab button (which you’ll use a lot) is still located on the right trigger, so not everything has changed.

The Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake is set to release on February 6, 2018.