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Well, that certainly didn’t take very long. Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida tweeted yesterday that the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection would soon be available for remote play with the PlayStation Vita. Now, a day later, that game and the God of War Collection are both ready to roll on Sony’s newest portable console.
We reported yesterday that Yoshida had begun stirring the pot with a tweeted picture of Ico running on a Vita. That initial tweet was followed by a second one which clarified that, yes, the remote play patch for Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection was nearly complete and would be launching soon.
“Soon” turned out to be “in about 24 hours.” There were comments made by Sony higher ups at E3 that the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection would be joined by the God of War Collection, which contains the HD versions of the first two God of War games, on the remote play front. According to a post from *deep breath* Handheld Consoles Product Planning and Platform Software Director Don Mesa *exhale* on the PlayStation Blog, that indeed appears to be the case.
According to Mesa, all you have to do to access the remote play features for these games is boot up the title on your PlayStation 3 and run the game. A patch will then download and, after that, you’re ready to start playing the games with your Vita. For those unfamiliar with remote play, the above blog post sports a refresher.
Along with granting remote play access to the four games, the patch will also allow you to set finagle the Vita controls, giving you the option to set the L2 and R2 buttons to the back touch screen. Other than that, the games should run basically identical to their console counterparts, only now you can play them from anywhere in the world that has WiFi access.
More of this, please.
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