It’s hard to believe it but Shadow of the Colossus was released 10 years ago (almost to the day); it feels like just yesterday when we were playing through Team Ico’s beautiful adventure, taking on its gargantuan foes and bringing them down. Unfortunately, despite how universally loved the game is, the developer has never blessed us with a sequel.
A game that could fill that void, however, is Prey for the Gods from indie developer No Matter. While little is known about the just announced game, it looks like it could occupy the space in our hearts where a Shadow of the Colossus sequel should be. Watch the game’s debut trailer after the break.
Prey for the Gods Announced for PC and Mac
In Prey for the Gods, we’ll be playing as a “lone” yet currently unnamed hero who is on the “edge of a dying world” trying to find out why her world has plunged into a “never-ending winter”. Our leading lady has only got the clothes on her back, says No Matter, along with her trusty bow and arrow and some mean climbing abilities. And, as her “only chance of survival is to destroy the very gods [she believes] in” conquering the elements and handling these foes is going to be a tough task.
As for the comparisons to Shadow of the Colossus; these aren’t necessarily a bad thing. No Matter seems to be aware of them as not only was the three-man team founded “with the simple goal to create colossal moments” but they describe Prey for the Gods as having “colossal dangers” too which is surely more than a coincidence. And, the game will also feature “questions that not even a God knows the answer to” so it sounds like Prey for the Gods will capture some of Shadow of the Colossus‘ emotional brilliance as well.
However, while we’re in favour of the game being the SoC sequel that never was, others are worried that Prey for the Gods riffs off of the PlayStation-exclusive too much, with some even suggesting that No Matter could be sued. With Shadow of the Colossus‘ level designer Takeshi Asano having given the game his blessing a lawsuit doesn’t seem likely (for now at least) and while the game is clearly in the same vein as SoC, other parts might be totally different. So we’ll keep an eye on this one but for now it looks like it could be great fun.
Prey for the Gods will be released on PC and Mac. The game does not yet have a release date.