No sequel potential for Ico or Shadow of the Colossus

Hoping to see Ico 2: Electric Boogaloo or Shadow of the Colossus 2: The Revenge of Really Big Things? It’s not happening if Team Ico’s Fumito Ueda has any say in it. While possible remasters of the original titles have interested Ueda, he has no plans of revisiting either Ico or Shadow of the Colossus through proper sequels for the PS3.

In an interview with PS Blog, Ueda explained why he felt neither title warrants any sequels, “In terms of franchising, I don’t think that the previous game or the game before that had that kind of potential. Meaning that even if we made a sequel of the other two games, it wouldn’t have exceeded the first one – there’s no way we could go above and beyond.”

Any attempts at a sequel for either title would undermine the originals as they were both self-contained with proper conclusions. Fortunately, we’ll have The Last Guardian to satisfy our Team Ico fix this generation.