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The quest for Shadow of the Colossus’ last big secret

Editor’s note: As if we’d let the PS4 outing for Shadow of the Colossus pass by without returning to this – an article that’s been republished as many times as the game has been remastered, at least. Craig Owens’ piece was first published back in 2013 (and if you wondered what Craig was up to himself, he’s at Rocksteady working on whatever mystery the Arkham Knight developer is up to next).

There’s a rocky outcropping right at the edge of the world.

It’s not hard to find, though you must trot through caves and gallop across a desolate grass plain to reach it. The real question is why would you want to? There’s no colossi to be found perched on this craggy jut at the southernmost tip of Shadow of the Colossus’ Forbidden Lands. There’s just a stunning ocean view, a thin grassy strip to walk upon, and a flock of seagulls quietly wheeling their way through the air below. It’s peaceful, certainly, but so are dozens of other beautiful, tucked away corners of Team Ico’s evocative landscape.

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