Rumour: First Trico video leaked [Update]

Wednesday, 20th May 2009 06:30 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Update: It is real.

After the break. Is it real? Call us bluff old traditionalists, but we’re going to go for “yes”.

We’re trying to keep our pants on. It’s pretty hard, to be honest. Take a look.

Thanks, PSL.



  1. Mad-elph

    Can we really say this is a rumour? I mean if you watch the video it looks pretty close to what you’d expect and I know the graphics are weak, but things often go through multiple builds. I’d say this is a good leaked vid.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I’ll be able to confirm whether or not it’s real this morning, but I’m 99.9999999999999999% sure it is.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Looks pretty legit to me, i didnt know ‘TRICO’ was actually the projects official name though i thought it was ‘fan named’…

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen


    #4 6 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    BTW, it’s an internal video.

    It’s what the game will roughly look like, but this was taken a year ago.

    Hence the teaser pic with the chain.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Gek – Ueda tends to do that with his projects.

    Of course ICO was ICO, but the codename for Shadow of the Colossus was NICO, so obviously this title isnt gonna stay long.

    Sorry for triple post btw :P

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Mike

    How do you know it was taken a year ago, Johnny? Or does it say in the credits?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Seraphemz

    Probably the equal to the ” Audtion ” vid from Heavy Rain. I think we can expect something different, yet somewhere near the same…

    playstationlifestyle guy Sev leaked it and he mentions that its old i think. Or people saying that this is what was shown in private a year ago at E3

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    Mike – Someone on GAF mentioned it, they are freaking out over there.

    And one of the mods confirmed it as geniune. Would still rather hear from SCEE on it though.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Seraphemz

    No way this is a fake.. if it is then its the best fake ever and Team Ico need to hire this person.

    So reading on whats going on, since last year that image of the chain was released, people are saying that its from this video. Thats why its believed to be at least a year old.

    Not fake though.. no way this is fake.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Mike

    JC: Ok, cheers.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Gamersyde’s just pulled its video –

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Seraphemz

    its still on N4G..

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Shatner

    Could be fake. That music is directly from a Coen brothers movie called Miller’s Crossing – set about Irish Gangsters in the US near the prohibition era. It’s also a 20th Century Fox film, not a Sony one. Superb film but *very* much throws the footage into doubt.

    Plus, I dunno. Seems way too in keeping with Ico and SoTC. The boy character, stoney temples, a goliath you can climb on. Even the kid looks too much like the central character from Ico. I’d be expecting something for more leftfield than that.

    But yeah, that music presents a huge question mark over it all.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    “Gamersyde’s just pulled its video”

    And this is why:

    “As much as I love this video, it doesn’t belong on Gamersyde. PlaystationLifeStyle leaked these, and you are all intelligent enough to find them yourselves. Good luck :)”

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Herlock

    KAWAI!!! I m in LOVE :)

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Johnny Cullen

    Shatner – It’s placeholder music from what’s been said.

    You’d be a fool to bet it’s fake at this point.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Seraphemz

    Shat – this is one time that i am going to strongly disagree with you. Not about the music, but the other stuff. Last two games were related, no reason to think that this one wont be.

    Maybe the second one that they are doing will be different.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Shatner

    So long as the quality of Miller’s Crossing isn’t in dispute then I’m fine with that. Damn, I’m itching to watch the movie again now.

    Still, we’ll find out when we find out. A major part of both those games was the sense of discovery and wonder. I look forward to Team Ico’s next project but wouldn’t want to find out too much too soon for fear of compromising the first hand experience.

    If it’s a fake, it’s a nice fake. Could very easily be an animator / artist’s showreel that they present in job applications. Just like last week’s “BG&E2″ ‘leak’ could be.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Random_H

    Who wants to take bets, that they kill the critter off in the end?

    I’ll be weeping for days.

    Great animations for that baby gryphon thingy. It looks like they mo capped a cat or a small dog.



    #20 6 years ago
  21. Seraphemz

    If its a fake, its the best fake ever.

    They better not.. I was pissed when Aggro died….just like when Atryu’s horse died in the Neverending Story…..

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Shatner


    I don’t think there was anything properly confirmed beyond fanboy speculation about the last two games being linked.

    There were deliberate things put in to fuel excitable talk but that’s as far as it got. I believe that if SotC detected an Ico save on your Memory Card then Agro would have a little white splash on his forehead mimmicing the “I” of the Ico logo. And, yes, I know about the secret temple/garden in the game.

    With those kind of games the less concrete information is given the better, they trade far better off fan talk and speculation of narrative than they would if the developers talked about every single little detail.

    Its best to maintain a distinction between urban myth and truth.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    It could easily be fake. Stranger things have happened. I’ll know for certain soon enough, hopefully.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    OK, I’ve got some more on this. Just doing another story.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. No_PUDding

    COOL! Steph was slow, defintely cut her pay. xD

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    Nah Shatner, Ueda confirmed SotC was a prequel to ICO based in the same universe and that Wanda was the very first horned boy.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. No_PUDding

    By the way, Johnny it’s not a year ago. MUCH longer.

    The Famitsu Job page was back in 2007.

    This footage is 2 or 3 years old. The rumorus first came about just over a year and a half ago.

    Plus, I would not be shocked to find out Project ‘TRICO’ is PlaystationLifestyles own creative input. Stranger things have happened.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Patrick Garratt

    Top of site. It is real.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    Everyone knows now…

    #29 6 years ago
  30. tenthousandgothsonacid

    That’s the vid I was on about the other day.

    That’s the vid the bbc journalist saw and kept raving on about…

    It’s over a year old.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. No_PUDding

    Well over a year old.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Michael O'Connor

    Oh my god…


    #32 6 years ago
  33. matirishh

    That is the game i’ve been waiting for whole my life…. i’m so grateful for living in xxi century.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. No_PUDding

    Shadow of the COlossus is what I was waiting for.

    But this is the game I was waiting for this generation.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Dr.Haggard

    First Thief 4 – sorry THIAF – and now this. Best lead up to E3 in years.

    Looks incredible, of course. I don’t like the choice of music, and for that reason I’m slightly disappointed with the overall mood of it, but either way I don’t think there’s any doubt it’s worth getting very excited about.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. scuz

    tbh if you gave me this video without audio i’d say fake but the audio is very “them”

    also its named “project trico” which means its un-named imo.

    legit i say.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @scuz The audio is a placeholder from Millers Crossing. A coen brothers film from 1990 :)

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    “tbh if you gave me this video without audio i’d say fake but the audio is very “them””

    From what I’ve heard, the vid originally had no music at all. PSLifestyle are supposedly the ones who put that track on it.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Looks great, except for the silly dog/cat head on the giant animal…

    #39 6 years ago
  40. freedoms_stain

    However old this is it’s the 1st time I’ve seen it and it’s very interesting.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Cort

    Goth, if Trico is the “BBC game” then you’ve got to be joking that is the footage Waters saw. It’s low quality graphically whereas he said he was blown away by what he was shown and it is far better than anything we’ve so far seen.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    That BBC thing will never end. lol

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Patrick Garratt

    Just watched it again. It’s brain-melting.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Cort

    Only Mr Darren Waters can stop it. And he will the day the game is officially announced.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Razor

    Wasn’t the BBC game meant to be Heavy Rain?

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Patrick Garratt

    *knows what the BBC game is*

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Aimless

    Granny’s Garden?

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Panipal2005

    Darren Waters said it definitely wasn’t Heavy Rain, several people on NeoGaf have said that he’s Twittered it’s not Trico either.

    Pat –

    Are you just teasing? Is it going to be @ E3, do you think?

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Whizzo

    The BBC game was Fat Princess of course.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Patrick Garratt

    I can’t say anything. But I do know what he was talking about.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. Cort

    Pat you fucking teasing bastard.

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Whizzo

    If Pat knows it was probably Fallout 3 DLC for the PS3.

    #52 6 years ago
  53. Johnny Cullen

    “Pat you fucking teasing bastard.”


    Pat, you fucking teasing cunt.

    #53 6 years ago
  54. No_PUDding

    What the hell, Pat?

    Can you confirm the BBC game is not Trico?

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Cort

    He’s not gonna say nuffink, is he. I’m going to beat him to death with a spoon.

    #55 6 years ago
  56. No_PUDding

    No seriously, if he can say it’s not Trico, then I am wholly stumped…

    #56 6 years ago
  57. Patrick Garratt


    #57 6 years ago
  58. Panipal2005

    Maybe ‘I can’t say anything’ should have included ‘*knows what the BBC game is*’

    As in, shut your useless fat gob Pat

    #58 6 years ago
  59. Cort

    You better not set foot in my town, Garratt.

    #59 6 years ago
  60. No_PUDding

    Seriously Pat, you can confirm what it ISN’T can’t you?

    It’s not this?

    #60 6 years ago
  61. Gekidami

    Waters could confirm what it wasnt, maybe Darren Waters is just cooler then Pat… Unless you want to prove otherwise Pat…

    #61 6 years ago
  62. No_PUDding

    Seriously Pat, do us a favour.

    Darren Waters confirmed what it was or wasn’t. And plus this is an comment, no one can sensationalise it.

    Just tell me you are allowed to say what it isn’t. And then tell me it isn’t TRICO (if thats’ true).

    #62 6 years ago
  63. No_PUDding

    Ugh… Maaaaaan

    #63 6 years ago
  64. Psychotext

    Pat keeps em wet, always wanting more.

    #64 6 years ago
  65. Panipal2005

    Hey Pud

    Got a link to Darren Waters’ comments about Trico? Cheers

    #65 6 years ago
  66. Cort

    Here are the mystery game comments. is this what you’re after?

    #66 6 years ago
  67. No_PUDding

    No, he never commented on TRICO. Hell you were there on the comemtn section as Panstre, the last time he tried to clear anything up. And Cort was there as Revolution Blues. And I was there as myself, the reader of the blog Darren was responding to.

    Anyway, I don’t know why it’s like this. It’s literally just teasing. There’s clearly nothign wrong with saying that something ISN’T what you;re talking about.

    #67 6 years ago
  68. Cort

    That’s my PSN ID (minus the space).

    I’ve always thought Darren was trying to say this is totally unknown, i.e. a brand new IP.

    #68 6 years ago
  69. No_PUDding

    I have believed very firmly, up until now that it was whatever Team ICO were working on.

    Which is why I want Pat to stop being a stinge.

    #69 6 years ago
  70. Panipal2005

    @ Pud

    I haven’t finished reading the NeoGaf thread, aside from the comments about the clip every so often someone says, ‘yay secret BBC game’, someone else says, ‘no he said this wasn’t it’, the same someone else who doesn’t give a link, a couple of pages later this happens again…

    #70 6 years ago
  71. No_PUDding

    Exactly there’s nothing.

    As soona s I saw it I twittered Darren Waters, but he hasn’t replied to ANYONE.

    I don’t know. It makes it sounds like it IS TRICO. And it woudl also explain why Pat is schtum.

    #71 6 years ago
  72. Gekidami

    I think Pats gone to bed, thats why he’s schtum :p

    #72 6 years ago
  73. No_PUDding

    I am sure he’d get up for a crying child of his… So why the fuck not me!?

    #73 6 years ago
  74. ShiroGamer

    its OUR not OUT pants ,Pat

    oh yes i did :P

    #74 6 years ago

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