Oh, Last Guardian, you are the Half Life 3 of PlayStation gamers. Anything becomes a clue, a hint - how desperate is everyone for news on the illusive game? Well, now it seems that Sony does have something to say, they're just looking for the right time to say it.
Fans of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus lost their minds back in 2009 when The Last Guardian from Fumito Ueda’s Team Ico within Sony’s Japan Studio. What was shown back then was pretty mind-blowing. Since then, the game’s – or lack of it – has become a bit of an industry joke. 5 years on, and we’re no closer to seeing the game. Sony want you to believe that it’s still coming.
Remember PlayStation 3 exclusive Team Ico title The Last Guardian? It’s ok if you don’t – because the team that brought you ICO and Shadow of the Colossus has been rather quiet about the game that wowed just about everybody at E3 all the way back in 2009. It’s been months since we heard anything apart from the departure of team lead Fumito Ueda. He’s still working on the game in a freelance capacity, and promises there’ll be news to share.
I hope you weren't planning on playing The Last Guardian anytime soon because it's just been delayed, no kidding. "That's OK" you tell me, "I'll be busy playing through the Team ICO HD collection" anyways. Yeah... about that as well...
Creative director Fumito Ueda has some bad news, but hopes you don't beat him to death for it.
Sony have been updating some of the classics from the previous generation to look much shiner on current hardware. Notable releases like the God of War Collection, the upcoming re-mastered versions of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus and the 3d-enabled Sly Cooper collection. Theyâ€™re great, especially in the case of the Team Ico collection, allowing newer gamers to experience absolute gems theyâ€™d otherwise miss.
Microsoft doesnâ€™t think itâ€™s too important to update their back catalogue though, so if youâ€™re keen on HD remakes of classic Xbox games like..umm..Halo and errrâ€¦ummm Halo 2, youâ€™re pretty much SOL.
The Last Guardian is an upcoming game that is getting a lot of people very excited for its release.
The previous titles from developer Team ICO really hit a special spot for a lot of gamers and have proven that they can bring a different angle to videogaming experiences. Some new screenshots have been released for the game and are pretty much just high resolutions screens taken from the trailer that you have already seen, but still worth a good look.
Hit the jump for the gallery.
Team Ico, the developers behind the massively anticipated The Last Guardian on PS3 have been speaking at the DICE summit in Asia about growing their market and expanding out of Japan.
The previous 2 Ico games did incredibly well in Japan but that was in the day when the Japanese market was 1/3 of the entire gaming market and games were cheap to make. Now games cost a fortune and the Japanese market is only 1/5 of the entire market so Team Ico know that they need to expand.
And to expand they need to westernise or die.
Team ICO's new title has been heavily anticipated for quite a long while now, and even though their previous title Shadow of the Colossus did not sell that well, it is regarded as one of the greatest games to ever grace the Playstation 2.
Their new game, titled Project Trico is being developed and we are lucky enough to have video of the first ever footage of the game, and it's looking pretty incredible already. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who has been looking forward to this new game, so check out the video for yourself.
It does need to be said that this is apparently very early code, so everything from the graphics to the main characters may apparently change by the time this game sees a shelf.
Check the new footage out in the video, after the jump.