The Last Guardian is the upcoming title from Fumito Ueda, the designer behind Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. In an upcoming interview with Famitsu, Ueda revealed that he is hoping to announce new info about the game.
The Last Guardian follows the adventures of a young boy and a large bird-like griffin-type creature called "owashi" in Japanese. The title was officially announced at the 2009 E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. "At the time of the E3 announcement," says Ueda, "the tremendous response was a shock to me personally."
While Ueda says he was especially happy about the reaction abroad, he is doing what he can recently so that he doesn't hear the echo chamber. "The reason for that is to avoid unnecessary pressure." Ueda already has to deal with the pressure of creating beloved titles like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.
For the upcoming The Last Guardian, particular care is being giving to the game's physics engine and the way the young boy and owashi move. In the interview, Ueda reveals that he is drawing on the game's story board, but doing considerably less drawing when compared to the previous titles. The introduction of the game's physics engine seems to have improved the development process for staff.
"There are a lot of things I cannot talk about right now, but this year I'd like to make new announcements," Ueda tells the magazine. "Whether that's at E3 or the Tokyo Game Show, that is something that will be decided." With The Last Guardian getting its official reveal at last year's E3, the smart money is on TGS.