Team Ico’s PlayStation 2 classic adventure, Ico, is widely recognized as having one of the worst cover art downgrades compared to its Japanese counterpart. When the game came to North America, game creator Fumito Ueda’s stark, beautiful painting of Ico and Yorda was dropped in favor of new artwork featuring a waxy, puffy-faced Ico looking dazed while holding a stick.
Today, however, Team Ico fans everywhere can enjoy Ueda’s original Ico artwork as an official, museum-grade giclee print from printmaker Cook and Becker. The company is releasing Ico’s original cover and the first piece of artwork from Shadow of the Colossus, back when it was known as Nico, as a pair of high-quality prints. The artwork from Shadow of the Colossus originally appeared on a promotional DVD cover for the game and was not used as the game’s official box art.