After the God of War Collection, which by all accounts sold rather well, Sony went looking further afield for more inspiration, more PS2-era games to reboot, remix and redo in HD. Of course, we all know about the Sly Cooper pack, but there’s also the nuggets we’ve heard about the Team Ico Collection and the notion that Sony themselves are courting ideas from the public.
But, back to that Sly Cooper pack, which appears to be pushing a brand new branding for Sony – ‘Classics HD’ – reproduced below.
See? Whether or not this is intended to be used down the line is not really that important right now, the fact is that a) the box-art is real, and b) Sony are confident enough in the success of this particular remake to consider branding it. The killer would be if the God of War Collection came out with a new box-art complete with the same graphics at the top of the cover, but that would just be icing on the cake.
So, God of War, Sly Cooper and, hopefully, Ico and Shadow. Hopes are high then that the publisher will continue to plunder the PS2’s back catalogue, crate digging for the best the console had to offer and tarting everything up in a nice high-definition, 60 fps sheen. I’d kill for a touch up job on Gran Turismo 4 by the way, guys, if you’re stuck for something to do in-between Sly and Ico…