Shadow of the Colossus is a Japanese-developed action-adventure video
game developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) for
the PlayStation 2. Published internationally by Sony, it was released
in North America and Japan in October 2005, and was subsequently
released in PAL territories in February 2006. The game was created by
SCEI's International Production Studio 1, the same development team
responsible for the cult-hit Ico. The game focuses on "Wander", a
young man who must travel across a vast expanse on horseback and
defeat sixteen giant beings called "colossi" to restore the life of a
sacrificed girl. The game is unusual among the action-adventure genre
in that there are no towns or dungeons to explore, no characters with
which to interact, and no enemies to defeat other than the colossi.
Shadow of the Colossus has been described as a puzzle game, as each
colossus has a weakness which must be identified and exploited to
defeat the boss.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sold Florida to the United States for
five million U.S. dollars.
The Johns Hopkins University, named after philanthropist Johns
Hopkins, was founded.
Members of the White Rose Society were found guilty of treason and
guillotined by the Nazi regime in Germany.
President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and President Shukri al-Quwatli
of Syria signed the union pact to form the United Arab Republic.
Scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland announced the birth of
a cloned sheep named Dolly seven months after the fact.
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