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News: You Might Be Hearing About The Last Guardian Sooner Than You Think

You Might Be Hearing About The Last Guardian Sooner Than You Think

The Late Guardian

The Last Guardian may just be the most excruciating case of vapourware in recorded history. We saw that stunning debut trailer way back before fire was invented, and since then we've been subject to an increasingly painful series of teases. First it was suggested that the title was being moved to the PlayStation 4, and then Jack...

News: Ueda: It's Business As Usual on The Last Guardian

Ueda: It's Business As Usual on The Last Guardian

Rejoice

While the status of Team ICO’s hotly anticipated The Last Guardian remains in limbo, director Fumito Ueda has provided some reassuring words about the game’s progress. Chatting with Kotaku, the legendary developer explained that it's “business as usual”. The Last Guardian’s fate was plunged into doubt late last year when Ueda’s...

News: The Last Guardian Is Still In Development, But Progress Is Slow

The Last Guardian Is Still In Development, But Progress Is Slow

Glimmer of hope

The Last Guardian is definitely still in development, Sony Worldwide Studios executive, Shuhei Yoshida, has assured 1Up. But there’s a caveat: progress is slow. Speaking at the DICE summit this week, Yoshida said: The project has been making progress, but slow progress. So that's tough, but we haven't changed any focus. It's still...

News: Dark Days: Sony Confirms Fumito Ueda's Departure

Dark Days: Sony Confirms Fumito Ueda's Departure

Legendary PlayStation developer Fumito Ueda -- the creative force behind ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus -- has left Sony, the platform holder has announced

Ueda's departure comes following a series of rumours surrounding the developer's employment. But while Ueda's long-term future remains unclear, Sony confirmed that his immediate commitments are to complete what he started: upcoming PlayStation 3..

News: Sony Comments On Team ICO, Says Fumito Ueda Is 'Committed To Completing' The Last Guardian

Sony Comments On Team ICO, Says Fumito Ueda Is 'Committed To Completing' The Last Guardian

Sony's said that Fumito Ueda is "committed to completing" upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Guardian, but has once again managed to completely dodge the issue of the developer's employment

In a statement issued to IGN's Colin Moriarty, a SCEA spokesperson revealed that "Ueda-san is in fact under contract and is committed to completing his work on The Last Guardian." This follows a..

Rumour: ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Developer Fumito Ueda Leaves Sony

ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Developer Fumito Ueda Leaves Sony

The man behind two of Sony's most loved games -- ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus -- has left the company according to a report published by Eurogamer this evening

The website claims that the creative power-house is working on completing upcoming title The Last Guardian in a freelance capacity. Once finished, it's reported that Ueda will leave Sony in order to pursue personal projects. The..

News: Team ICO Working To Make The Last Guardian's Level Design Unpredictable

Team ICO Working To Make The Last Guardian's Level Design Unpredictable

We're currently playing through the remastered versions of ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus and, to pre-empt our review, we are having an absolute blast

Both games have a subtlety that's, at times, effortless but yet majestic in execution. It's the kind of magic we expect from The Last Guardian when it eventually releases in the near future. But with the game a no-show at this year's Tokyo Game Show,..

News: ICO: Castle In The Mist Novel Releases This Month

ICO: Castle In The Mist Novel Releases This Month

ICO is widely considered to be one of the best video games of all time

Fumito Ueda's PlayStation 2 classic is a banner release, set to get a PS3 make-over next month. So of course, such an important release requires a novel. ICO: The Castle Of Mist is due out on August 13th via Viz Media. "A boy with horns, marked for death. A girl who sleeps in a cage of iron. The Castle in the Mist has..

News: Team ICO Moves Into Sony's Main Offices In Japan

Team ICO Moves Into Sony's Main Offices In Japan

Everyone's favourite arthouse development suite, Team ICO, has made a bold move into the head offices of SCE this week -- presumably so top figures like Kaz Hirai can ensure creative lead Fumito Ueda actually finishes the studio's latest title, The Last Guardian

Fumito described the move as a "major reformation of our development environment", designed to set Team ICO up for bigger and..

News: Fumito Ueda's Not Going To E3, The Last Guardian's Appearance Plunged Into Puddle Of Doubt

Fumito Ueda's Not Going To E3, The Last Guardian's Appearance Plunged Into Puddle Of Doubt

Team ICO's gaffer Fumito Ueda is not going to E3

Apparently. See, while we've no real reason to doubt Ueda's Twitter confirmation, we seem to recall David Jaffe pulling a similar stunt last year, only to roll up in Sweet Tooth's ice-cream truck and announce Twisted Metal. Of course, there's a good chance Ueda is telling the truth, in which case The Last Guardian will probably not be present at E3..

Rumour: Team ICO Collection Pushed Into The Holidays

Team ICO Collection Pushed Into The Holidays

If you were expecting to play Fumito Ueda's avant-garde PS2 releases remastered in glorious HD (and 3D) this Spring, well, we suggest you stop

A representative for K-Mart and Sears has said on the Cheap Ass Gamer forums that the Team ICO Collection has been pushed into the holidays. “Looks like this Holiday, actually, from my last meeting with Sony,” he said. The implications of this are..

News: GDC 2011: The Last Guardian, Art, Computer Entertainment, And 'Oh My Goodness We Can't Wait!'

GDC 2011: The Last Guardian, Art, Computer Entertainment, And 'Oh My Goodness We Can't Wait!'

There's a beauty to The Last Guardian that's evident each and every time the game is shown

It's not necessarily a technical thing — the game is definitely pretty, but certainly not on par with the likes of Uncharted or Killzone. It's something to do with the art, colour palette, and perhaps, most importantly, the animation. There's an endearing soft look to it. As such, if there's anyone..

News: Ueda Aiming For Accessible Controls In The Last Guardian

Ueda Aiming For Accessible Controls In The Last Guardian

Ueda's clear that The Last Guardian is not a "pet game"

He stated as much in a Q&A session on the PlayStation Blog, explaining that the player will be protected by the giant animal from the trailers. The title suggests that while the giant griffin-like animal might be the last protector of its kind, the player might run into other large beasts. Ueda's quick to point out that the player will not..

News: The Last Guardian May Support The PlayStation Move

The Last Guardian May Support The PlayStation Move

Team ICO's director, Fumito Ueda, has revealed that the upcoming The Last Guardian may include optional support for the PlayStation Move controller

Speaking with Dengeki Online , the Shadow Of The Colossus man noted that Move support is a possibility when the game launches late next year. While Ueda was keen on the possibility of Move, he did stress that any support would be "optional"..

News: Fumito Ueda Talks About "Immersion" As The Last Guardian Moves Into Full Production

Fumito Ueda Talks About "Immersion" As The Last Guardian Moves Into Full Production

For the past couple of years, Fumito Ueda and his Team ICO studio have been developing the technologies and concepts that will be used in The Last Guardian

Now, the legendary developer has revealed that his team have moved into full production of the anticipated title. “We’ve been working on the final concept for the game over the past year, and I’m pleased to say that we have now locked that..

News: Fumito Ueda: High-Definition Brings A Lot Of Life To ICO/Shadow Of The Colossus

Fumito Ueda: High-Definition Brings A Lot Of Life To ICO/Shadow Of The Colossus

Fumito Ueda finally lifted the lid on The Team ICO Collection at TGS this week -- a long requested package that will see two of the best PlayStation 2 games ever made, ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus, remastered in high-definition and 3D

It's a package Ueda generally seems thrilled to bits with, as he told the European arm of the PlayStation Blog that the added dimension adds "life" to the..

News: TGS 10: Get Shivers Over The Ico & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection

TGS 10: Get Shivers Over The Ico & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection

The ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection is coming

And it's coming next Spring. The game's just been announced by Team ICO's Fumito Ueda at a Sony TGS press conference. The PS3 package will see Team ICO's classic PlayStation 2 titles upgraded into high-definition and retro-fitted with wide-screen support. The games will also come with full stereoscopic 3D support. Ueda confirmed that the..

News: TGS 10: New The Last Guardian Shots Are Properly Gorgeous

TGS 10: New The Last Guardian Shots Are Properly Gorgeous

Famitsu's released a new set of direct-feed shots from The Last Guardian

As you might imagine, they are utterly gorgeous. The new screens are a bit small due to Famitsu's compression, so here's hoping we get some biggies direct from Sony soon. Fumito Ueda's due to have a big presence at TGS this year. We're expecting to see more of The Last Guardian, aswell as the formal announcement of the..