The Last Guardian a TGS no-show

Friday, 9th September 2011 04:55 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Adding to anxiety over Team Ico’s third outing is news The L:ast Guardian will skip the Tokyo Game Show this year.

A post on the PlayStation Blog, revealing reversible cover art for the forthcoming HD Collection of earlier works Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, broke the bad news.

“We wanted to confirm that The Last Guardian is not on the schedule for this year’s Tokyo Game Show,” marketing manager Brian Dunn wrote.

“However we can assure you that 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.”

Speaking to VG247 at gamescom this year, Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida said progress on the games had been “not as fast as” as Sony was “hoping for”.

The Last Guardian is a PlayStation 3 exclusive which tells the story of a young boy and giant griffin-like animal named Torico. Like ICO, the player must co-operate with their AI companion to progress, and like Shadow of the Colossus, can climb their giant friend.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Clupula

    Take however long you need to get this thing perfect, Team Ico. I mean, hell, they only made two games during the entire PS2-era and one of them is nothing short of one of the most amazing achievements I’ve ever seen in gaming (never played Ico, so until I get the collection this Tuesday, I can’t say anything about that).

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Ah, for shame. Was still sort of hoping we’d get to see some actual game, even if only for a minute.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. manamana

    While they can take however long they like, I was wandering that they have nothing to show. I mean wasn’t the game supposed to come out this year and than they delayed it to the next? How can they have nothing to show on such an important Show, for an eastern developer that is…

    Whatever, Sotc/Ico-HD will make up for any news on this baby.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. SplatteredHouse

    Having Polyphony Digital on speed-dial, and taking pointers in managing publishers and toying with their, and our expectations: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Team Ico!
    I still hope this thing doesn’t go the way of The Getaway, whatever it turns out to be.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Ico/SotC remake has lots of tLG making of stuff on anyway :)

    #5 3 years ago

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