The Last Guardian Dated For Holiday 2011

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Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -
Team ICO had a little more to share with the world after confirming the long-rumored bundle for the HD re-releases of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus in North America, Europe, and Japan. Specifically, it had another game release date to share for its third project, The Last Guardian, which will ship to retailers holiday 2011.

The announcement came alongside some new and stimulating footage of the game, which you can take a gander at just below. According to a recent PS blog post, some of the scenes in the trailer are taken from actual gameplay, and as you'd suspect, this means that a lot of the video revolves around "Toriko," the large cat-bird-creature thing that The Last Guardian's young boy will interact with on a regular basis. 
  
  
  

== TEASER ==Unfortunately, much is still unknown about The Last Guardian, and this latest footage isn't exactly the greatest a learning tools despite its behind-the-scenes opening. What can be gleaned, though, is the fact that Toriko won't be a perfect pet. Even though a bond will be forged between it and the boy, the creature won't always obey his will. Hmm, that sounds familiar, doesn't it, Yorda?


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#1 Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -
Team ICO had a little more to share with the world after confirming the long-rumored bundle for the HD re-releases of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus in North America, Europe, and Japan. Specifically, it had another game release date to share for its third project, The Last Guardian, which will ship to retailers holiday 2011.

The announcement came alongside some new and stimulating footage of the game, which you can take a gander at just below. According to a recent PS blog post, some of the scenes in the trailer are taken from actual gameplay, and as you'd suspect, this means that a lot of the video revolves around "Toriko," the large cat-bird-creature thing that The Last Guardian's young boy will interact with on a regular basis. 
  
  
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== TEASER ==Unfortunately, much is still unknown about The Last Guardian, and this latest footage isn't exactly the greatest a learning tools despite its behind-the-scenes opening. What can be gleaned, though, is the fact that Toriko won't be a perfect pet. Even though a bond will be forged between it and the boy, the creature won't always obey his will. Hmm, that sounds familiar, doesn't it, Yorda?


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#2 Edited by eezo (308 posts) -

AWESOME!!! Can't wait for this game!!

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#3 Edited by angryemu (64 posts) -

I could not be more excited about this game.
 
Also: Fumito Ueda is WAY younger than I thought he would be!

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#4 Posted by illmatic19 (973 posts) -

Shiz

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#5 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

It looks amazing. The animations are spot on.

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#6 Posted by get2sammyb (6686 posts) -

YAY!!!!!!! So erect over this.

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#7 Posted by r0tatioN (17 posts) -

Finally a date...but it seems so far away. 

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#8 Edited by RobotHamster (4242 posts) -

I can't wait!!!! Ueda and all of team Ico are amazing, there's no doubt in my mind that this game will be incredible.
 
Oh and today is also Fumito Ueda's birthday!!!

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#9 Posted by DaBuddaDa (306 posts) -

Too long from now :(

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#10 Posted by paulwade1984 (493 posts) -

That creature is amazing isn't it.
Are these guys the most talented game designers in Japan?

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#11 Posted by sixpin (1345 posts) -

Over a year away? That's really disappointing. I'm really looking forward to it, but that seems like a long time to wait.

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#12 Posted by Marmaladebrat (356 posts) -

This is looking very good. I still need to go back and complete Shadow of the Colussus some day. Maybe I will buy the new PS3 version.
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#13 Posted by Josiah_X (52 posts) -

Awesome indeed.

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#14 Posted by Legend (2711 posts) -

Can't wait!

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#15 Edited by Vorbis (2762 posts) -

That's the 2009 trailer isn't it? that's not the one they showed at the Sony conference.
 
Edit: Yes thats the old trailer. New one has more gameplay, click the PS Blog link to watch it.

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#16 Posted by FormulaDeuce (265 posts) -

That's quite a wait longer for a game many of use were expecting to be out by now. But if that's what it take to have the game how the dev's want it, than I'll gladly wait.

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#17 Posted by ROBdaMOB (192 posts) -

Man HD is so awesome  
seriously this game looks like a masterpiece painting 

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#18 Posted by Bacchus (107 posts) -

Very excite!

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#19 Posted by wonderhare (354 posts) -
@DaBuddaDa said:
" Too long from now :( "
This. :(
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#20 Posted by jmfinamore (1092 posts) -

I really like the developer commentary they do with this game's promotional stuff. Makes it feel like somebody's work instead of a product. Also, Ueda seems like a very humble guy with a lot of creativity and vision. Hope it all works out for the team. 

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#21 Posted by Faint (837 posts) -

it had better be good. they're keeping us waiting a long time!

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#22 Posted by MeierTheRed (5108 posts) -

Cant wait.

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#23 Posted by X19 (2370 posts) -

This is why I bought a PS3.

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#24 Posted by Lukos (91 posts) -

Can't wait to play this games. Ico and Shadow of the Collossus were an amazing experience and The Last Guardian looks to be well on that path.

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#25 Posted by radioactivez0r (906 posts) -

ATREYU!!!!!!
 
Ahem.  I was a little thrown by the constant explaining of how he wants this totally imaginary creature to be as realistic as possible, but I'm intrigued.

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#26 Posted by bybeach (5397 posts) -

How much longer is going to go on? Gawd I feel so sorry for you ppl....wait forever for their  Japanese but very good game, just like those other very japanese but cool games...except they are now out. Penny arcade did a cartoon on this at least a long year ago or more..either the kid gets it or the guardian does (I'm saying Guardian} and you will feel as miserable as fuck. Though I listened to the Developer..Maybe there will will be a third way..he likes the unexpected. This isn't my kind of game, but that would be honestly neat. 
 
Same ole footage, or close like, with iridescent blue butterfly.
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#27 Posted by jhevans51 (56 posts) -

I want to go to there...

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#28 Posted by Kaigan (303 posts) -

The Last Guardian will wear the Duke Nukem Forever mantle with pride from now on.

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#29 Posted by xyzygy (10596 posts) -

This is the next game I'll be getting for my PS3. Sadly, that's over a year away.

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#30 Posted by Chango (769 posts) -

So bloody psyched for this.

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#31 Posted by Hellequin (41 posts) -

A year ... ahh... so long to wait. At least there's ICO and Shadow of the Colossus to keep  us company.

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#32 Posted by eightbit (128 posts) -

I'm stoked.

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#33 Posted by emem (2056 posts) -

Actually "Shadow of the Colossus" is my most favorite game of all time and I don't really mind waiting a bit longer.. I believe in these guys, they will create something beautiful.

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#34 Posted by pa21ris (198 posts) -

Is it holiday 2011 yet?

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#35 Posted by Milkman (18758 posts) -

Ready to cry like a bitch when Toriko dies. Bring it on.

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#36 Posted by GetEveryone (4541 posts) -

Need.
 
Need now, please...

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#37 Posted by metalsnakezero (2726 posts) -

I would cry if that giant bird thing dies. Can't wait.

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#38 Posted by strangeling (1313 posts) -

ANOTHER year?  Bummer.

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#39 Posted by RE_Player1 (8001 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" Ready to cry like a bitch when Toriko dies. Bring it on. "
Exactly what I was thinking. I mean c'mon... the thing is gonna die and when it does I'll have a box of tissues next to me :(
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#40 Posted by Enigma777 (6279 posts) -

I WANT IT!!!

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#41 Posted by PhilESkyline (877 posts) -

Yes! This is one of the many reasons why I bought a PS3.

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#42 Posted by EVO (4029 posts) -

Lotta grown men gonna shed tears over this game.

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#43 Posted by Bribo (707 posts) -

Maybe this time the adorable monster lives and the kid dies.
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#44 Posted by KinjiroSSD (690 posts) -

I'll cry if it dies in the end.

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#45 Posted by GLH_1098_ (4 posts) -

Man, the first two were so beautifully done, I can't wait to see how this turns out...

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#46 Posted by Catolf (2791 posts) -
@EVO said:
" Lotta grown men gonna shed tears over this game. "
pretty much XD
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#47 Posted by Harbi (15 posts) -

Looks so awesome, now I have to play Ico and Shadow to catch up (watched others playing them, never played them myself). Excellent marketing strategy of theirs, releasing the compilation too.

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#48 Posted by TheSmashing (321 posts) -

 Day one buy for me 

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