The Last Guardian Is Sitting Out This Year's Tokyo Game Show

We really should be getting used to its absence by now, but confirmation that Team ICO's next big action adventure game, The Last Guardian, won't be making an appearance at next week's Tokyo Game Show is still a giant bird-cat-thing-sized bummer.

Attached to the good news that the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection would get the classy box art it deserved was a word of warning for those looking forward to more from The Last Guardian soon.

Sony wrote on its official blog that "The Last Guardian is not on the schedule for this year's Tokyo Game Show." Apparently, Team ICO lead "[Fumito] Ueda-san and the rest of the development team are hard at work to bring his lofty vision to life and deliver the very best gaming experience possible," hopefully sometime in 2012. While potentially distressing, we're happy to continue waiting for the follow-up to ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, as long as it means a better game.

The Last Guardian, originally announced at E3 2009, was pushed from holiday 2011 to 2012.

You know what will be at TGS 2011? Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft and Luke Plunkett, covering everything that is not The Last Guardian.


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