It’s been nearly 10 years since development started on The Last Guardian, designer Fumito Ueda’s long-anticipated follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. I caught up with Ueda at E3 to talk about his lengthy journey.
Though I didn’t get a chance to play that newfangled Legend of Zelda that everyone was raving about, there was plenty to get excited about at E3.
Here’s something I thought I’d never get to say: I’ve played 30 minutes of The Last Guardian.
The Last Guardian continues to be a real, actual video game that we will be able to really and truly play in a few short months. On October 25, 2016, to be precise.
Here’s amazing fan-art by Montreal-based artist Francois Coutu of The Last Guardian, a game that’s long overdue, but hopefully will see the light of day soon.
Now that the PlayStation Experience keynote is over it’s time for our man-on-the-floor Nathan Grayson to play some games, but not before a quick visit with The Last Guardian’s Trico.
Why play The Last Guardian when you can play with a huge, virtual Last Guardian at this year’s Tokyo Game Show?
I was really excited about this year’s E3. At first.
The Last Guardian, announced in 2009 for PS3 and shown again to shocked PlayStation fans at E3 yesterday, became a PS4 game in 2012. So explained Sony’s head of game development, Shuhei Yoshida, as we finally chatted about what has been happening with Sony’s game about a boy and his giant animal friend.
Bombshell: The Last Guardian is still alive, and it’s coming out on the PS4 in 2016. The practically mythical game was shown off today during Sony’s E3 press conference. It’s a damn miracle.
This shouldn't come as a surprise, really. But game creator Fumito Ueda mentioned The Last Guardian in this week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation. And from the sound of it, the game could be headed to the PS4.
Ah, so that's what's going to be happening in Vane. The open-world adventure game—being made by some folks who've worked on The Last Guardian—still looks pretty and mysterious but this new trailer seems to reveal at least one gameplay feature.
Are you surprised? So, the bad news is that The Last Guardian will miss TGS. Again. The good news is that the team is apparently "making great progress."
Look close and you might be able to guess what game some of the creators of Vane used to work on. Hint: it's one a lot of people have been waiting on for a long time.
Sony's press conference came and went last night, filled with pregnant pauses. None of those silences gave birth to any news about The Last Guardian, making it five years of barely suppressed longing. High time, then, for me to think about where I'm going to put this game in my heart, whenever it comes out. Do I still…
When Spike's Geoff Keighley asked Sony's Shuhei Yoshida and Adam Boyes about the enigmatic Last Guardian, I didn't expect much of a response. And of course... we didn't get much of a response. Enjoy.
The Last Guardian IS in production. Though the game was absent from this year's E3, that's what we've been repeatedly assured of by Sony reps. Well, front man Fumito Ueda, creator of PS2 classics ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, stepped out from behind the curtain to reiterate that fact, but with a little caveat.