Walmart Leaks MAG 2, ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection?

In the area of pure speculation and rumor mills, this is one I hope to be absolutely true. Well, at least half true. Namely, the kick-ass portion involving ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, and the PS3.

Walmart yesterday apparently made available MAG 2, an unannounced and possibly nonexistent sequel to the PS3-exclusive online shooter MAG from earlier this year, for preorder online for $59.82 with an apparent release date of January 25, 2011. When reached for comment by Joystiq, Sony replied with “Any information posted on in regards to MAG 2 is pure speculation.” However, you’ll notice that Sony did not get around to confirming or denying the veracity of this “speculation.” Walmart itself has yet to come back to Joystiq (or any other outlet for that matter) with an official comment.

Whether or not this is true, it was discovered today that Walmart also offers a preorder deal for a bundle pack of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus for the PS3 for $39.82, bringing about airs of previous bundles such as the God of War collection and the announced-but-yet-to-be-released Sly Cooper collection. The GoW pack and the Sly Cooper pack both offer updated graphics, goodies, and trophies in addition to the complete games as they were when released on the PS2. If Walmart and precedence is to be believed, maybe two of the best games ever released will be getting the same treatment in this Team Ico collection. While this falls in line with a rumor from earlier this year, both Sony and Walmart have yet to comment on this particular listing, so I guess we’ll to wait until the posted April 1, 2011 release date (or, more likely, Monday) to find out.

Goodness gracious I hope it’s real.

Source from Joystiq and, uh, Joystiq.

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  • Brian Heitzenrater (FrehleyzComet)

    I hope it’s true too! I loved Ico and Shadow of the Colossus! Two of the best PS2 games out there. I WILL buy it if it comes out.