Ico, Shadow Of The Colossus Playable On Vita Soon

The PlayStation Vita has always been able to remotely take advantage of some of your PlayStation 3’s features. Whether watching movies, listening to music or running a PlayStation One game in the PS3’s disc drive, the Vita can access much of the home consoles content on the go. According to Sony Worldwide Studeios President Shuhei Yoshida, that access is about to expand to the recent digital HD remakes of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, too.

Joystiq recently stumbled upon a pair of tweets from Yoshida breaking the news about upcoming support for two of the PlayStation 2’s most famous artistic titles. Yoshida began by tweeting a picture of Ico running on a Vita, seen above, followed by a comment stating that the patch making the sweet, sweet combo was nearly complete.

Not long after the Vita came out, some tricksy hackers discovered that the device could be used to remotely play many PlayStation 3 games, both downloaded from PSN or played from the disc. The results were laggy and basically unplayable, but this is a homebrew hack we’re talking about. What it proved was that playing PS3 games on the Vita was possible, if only Sony decided to put the time and resources into making it so.

What the remote play patch for Ico and Shadow of the Colossus says to me is that maybe, just maybe, some of those dreams of playing PS3 games on the go are going to become a reality. Can you imagine how great it would be to boot up your Vita and have smooth access to any game sitting on your PS3’s hard drive? Or, at the very least, access to PSN titles that aren’t digital versions of PS3 games.

Whether or not other games will be playable remotely on the Vita remains to be seen but, for now, it looks like we can at least rest easy in knowing that two great PS2 HD remakes are absolutely on the way.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.