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  • SCEA on Last Guardian E3 no show: “timing” wasn’t right

    Want to know why The Last Guardian was a no-show during Sony’s E3 media briefing last night? Hit the break.

  • Lots of Last Guardian info to be revealed this year, says Ueda

    Speaking in the latest Famitsu, Team ICO boss Fumito Ueda has said you can expect a lot of info from The Last Guardian to be revealed this year.

  • Japanese Last Guardian website launches

    SCEJ’s taken the wraps off The Last Guardian’s official Japanese website.

  • Ueda: “This generation is about expressing ideas”

    Speaking in the latest Famitsu (via 1Up), Team ICO head Fumito Ueda has said that the current generation of consoles is “about expressing ideas”. Ueda, who is creating The Last Guardian for the PlayStation 3 currently, said: “As a creator, technical skill is important, but I really feel like this generation is about expressing ideas, […]

  • Ueda: “I have an interest in making first-person games”

    Fumito Ueda has revealed that he has an “interest” in possibly making first-person games. “I have an interest in making first-person games”, the Team ICO boss said in an interview at TGS with G4. He also admitted a love for one First-Person Shooter in particular: Valve’s Half-Life 2. “There was variation in terms locations. and […]

  • Ueda: ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection meeting due this week

    Fumito Ueda has revealed to Kotaku that the possibillty of an ICO/Shadow of the Colossus collection will be raised at a meeting to be held this week. The Team ICO boss did stress an interest in the possibillty of an collection earlier, but with this news, the dream could become a reality soon. “I do […]

  • Ueda: E.T. an inspiration for The Last Guardian

    Fumito Ueda has said in an interview with Dengeki that he cites E.T. as an inspiration for The Last Guardian. “I have many obviously. To name two, E.T. and My Neighbour Totoro. We’ve also looked at the charm and qualities of different animals, but not only that – we’ve focused on the wild behaviour of […]

  • Ueda hopes to see Last Guardian EU/JP sim-ship, Trico leak was “slightly disappointing”

    Team ICO boss Fumito Ueda has revealed that he would “hope” to see a simultaneous release between Europe and Japan for The Last Guardian. “I hope to see that, yes,” said Ueda to Eurogamer on the sim-ship. He also revealed it was “slightly disappointing” to see the internal Project Trico video leak back in May, […]

  • The Last Guardian – yet more screens

    Game Watch has posted up a few new shots of The Last Guardian. They’re down the bottom of that Ueda interview. Get busy with the translation, Japanese types. It’s doubtful we could want this any more. Every shot makes us feel nauseous.

  • Ueda would like to see a ICO and Shadow of the Colossus bundle for PS3

    Fumito Ueda has told 1UP that he would like to see ICO and Shadow of the Colossus bundled together for PS3, a la the God of War Collection. “I always thought they were designed for PS2 and should stay there, he told the site. “But lately, I’ve been thinking it would be nice to provide […]

  • The Last Guardian: Ueda explains reasoning behind Torico’s appearance

    Fumito Ueda has elaborated a bit more on Torico, the creature in The Last Guardian, and Eurogamer was lucky enough to be the site he explained it to, plus get some screens out of the deal. Turns out, Ueda wanted the animal to be both cute and fit in well with the game’s design. “When […]

  • The Last Guardian – new trailer!

    After the break. Just stunning. The footage is at the end of the video, the front-half being a docu-bit with Fumito Ueda. No date.

  • Fumito Ueda not impressed by GTA IV and Mario Galaxy

    Ico and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda stated — in an interview with LEVEL (translated by neoGAF member “darkwings”) — that GTA IV and Mario Galaxy failed to blow him away. Talking about GTA IV, Ueda said that “the biggest problem with the game is the lack of innovative things in the game. […]

  • The Last Guardian – new knockout screens

    Could this look any better? We think not. Check out the latest screens of The Last Guardian on GameWatch to see why. We can only pray this isn’t going to take too long. Look look look.

  • Yoshida “disappointed” at Last Guardian movie leak

    Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has told OPM UK (via Edge) that foul play may have been involved in the leaking of Last Guardian footage last month. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed,” he said, speaking at E3. “Maybe there’s a reason the person who leaked it waited until just before […]

  • The Last Guardian – first amazing, direct-feed shots

    SCEE just released incredible screens of Ueda’s The Last Guardian, nee Project Trico. After the break.

  • Interaction with Last Guardian’s “eagle” is central to gameplay, says Ueda

    The large, winged creature in the superb Last Guardian E3 trailer is in fact an eagle, Fumito Ueda told IGN, and this eagle, and you’re ability to get it to do things for you is central to gameplay. From the piece: Interacting with the eagle appears to be one of the central aspects to the […]

  • New, improved Last Guardian footage looks stunning

    Needs no introduction, really. It’s not often a few pixels and a bit of classical music can be stirring, but this is Ueda we’re talking about. You might have seen the older version, but this is way, way better.

  • Leaked Trico footage is real, talk casts doubt on E3 reveal

    VG247 has it on cast iron authority that the Trico footage leaked overnight is real. Strict anonymity surrounds the information. The footage, as has now been widely speculated, is over a year old. We’ve also been told this morning that the game may not sufficiently advanced enough for an E3 reveal. Great fear surrounds this, […]

  • Rumour: First Trico video leaked [Update]

    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.

  • GDC: What Ueda said about his new game

    The simple answer is “not much”. Fumito Ueda just appeared in a panel at GDC and would only say the following about his next, hugely anticipated project: “Well, probably it will be similar to the past… we are struggling. The essence of the game is rather close to ICO.” That was it. This nugget came […]

  • Fumito Ueda confirmed for GDC, ICO fans crap knickers

    Here we go. Team ICO legend Fumito Ueda has been confirmed as a GDC speaker. The news is likely to cause many, many people to go fucking nuts, quite frankly. Ueda’s involved in a panel titled, “Evolving Game Design: Today and Tomorrow, East and West Game Design”. Grasshopper’s SUDA51 joins him. With Ueda in town […]

  • Team ICO big inspiration for new Prince of Persia

    In an epic fan Q&A on the PlayStation Blog, Prince of Persia producer Ben Mattes has admitted Team ICO’s output has played a major role in conceptualising the imminent Ubi platformer, saying the Japanese developer is home to “incredible talent”. “Team ICO is definitely an inspiration for us and both Shadow Of The Colossus as […]

  • Rumour: New Team ICO game won’t be shown at TGS08, new Halo game a cert

    We’ve now been told this three times in the past 24 hours: Sony will not show the new Team ICO game at Tokyo Game Show this week. Our sources are solid, ladies and gentlebeans, so put your faith in this one. Do keep your eye on the Microsoft keynote, though: that Halo Bungie “rumour” is […]

  • Team Ico “The Queen” teaser looks fake

    We want to believe this, but quite why Sony would tease Team Ico’s next game on an unofficial URL is beyond us. But still. That splash page shows an image for a game called Ico 3: The Queen. We got very excited then, then didn’t, all in the space of about three seconds. Hit the […]

  • Yoshida: Team ICO’s PS3 game will be shown “soon”

    Sony worldwide studio head Shuhei Yoshida has given the clearest indication yet that the firm is ramping up to the announcement of Fumito Ueda’s next game, confirming to VG247 that the PS3 project will be shown “soon.” “I cannot tell,” said the exec was asked specifically if the new Team ICO game will be shown […]

  • Team Ico boss: I want to make small-scale PSN game

    Team Ico head, Fumito Ueda, has said he’d like to work on a small-scale title for PSN, away from the rigours of his unannounced PS3 project. “Yes, I would,” he told UK magazine gamesTM when asked if he’d be interested in the idea. “As long as time permitted and I had the opportunity, yes.” Ueda […]

  • Team Ico boss: My PS3 game hasn’t hit critical development yet

    Ico and Shadow of the Colossus team lead Fumito Ueda has confirmed that his upcoming PS3 title has not yet reached the “critical” stage of production. “I’m not feeling any pressure at the moment because time is not critical yet,” he said, talking in the latest edition of UK mag gamesTM. “Production has not reached […]

  • Team Ico’s next game is “really, really good”: Yoshida

    Speaking in the latest issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine, Sony WWS boss Shuhei Yoshida has made first proper mention of Ico-maker Fumito Ueda’s upcoming PS3 project. Stop your presses: it’s “good,” apparently. “They are working on a title,” said Yoshida. “I started the ICO project. Ueda-san joined my team in Japan as a cinematic […]