Beauty and the beast
Fumito Ueda is hard at work on a brand new title which will rival the scale of Team ICO’s previous titles, a Weekly Famitsu interview translated by Gematsu has revealed. Speaking with the famous Japanese publication, The Last Guardian director said that developer genDesign is “working out the core parts first, and from there...
But he doesn't know if they'll be used
Industry legend and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda has proposed improvements for the game’s PlayStation 4 remake. While the auteur wouldn’t reveal what those suggestions include – he doesn’t want to let people down if they don’t make it into the final product – he apparently does feel...
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...
In a flap
Team ICO founder Fumito Ueda’s feathers seem well and truly ruffled. The legendary game developer – responsible for the creation of iconic PlayStation 2 titles ICO and Shadow of the Colossus – has told EDGE magazine that he’s “terribly sorry” for the delays that have kept
Japan Studio is too busy with Knack and Puppeteer to focus its efforts on The Last Guardian, director Fumito Ueda has revealed. Breaking his silence for the first time in months, the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus creator told
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...
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...
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..
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..
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..
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,..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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"..
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. Weve been working on the final concept for the game over the past year, and Im pleased to say that we have now locked that..
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..
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..
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..
Update @ 12:35BST - SCEE's just confirmed the game for Europe
Apparently more information is coming tomorrow. Dream no more. The Team ICO Collection is finally a reality according to the latest issue of Famitsu magazine. Details are ridiculously scant, but the game's now official. It's happening. It's going to be released. Bizarrely, Famitsu magazine lists both upgrades separately, so there's a..
If you ask many PlayStation owners what their most anticipated unannounced PlayStation 3 title is, many would state the often talked about repackaging of Fumito Ueda's PlayStation 2 hits: ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus
The games were both monumental releases in the PlayStation 2's life, and remain two of the best games ever created. Seeing them remasted in HD has proved a big demand for PlayStation..
Despite Team Ico's The Last Guardian being promised for Tokyo Game Show by honcho Fumito Ueda himself, the game's looking more and more like it's going to be a no-show
Well, certainly in playable form anyway. While Sony might well be keeping their biggest release close to their chest — the game's not been mentioned on their TGS line-up. That would hint at the game not being available in playable..
Fumito Ueda, the PlayStation legend behind titles such as Ico and Shadow Of The Colossus, has revealed on his newly formed Twitter account that his team will be showing "something" at Tokyo Game Show later in the year
Amidst a bunch of lifestyle related Tweets, Ueda declared: "We should be able to show something at Tokyo Game Show, so look forward to it." The Last Guardian wasn't..
Perhaps the biggest story overshadowing Sony's E3 press conference last night was not what was showed, but what wasn't -- most notably Team Ico's The Last Guardian
Sony's Scott Rohde's has explained that the game's absence was due to timing and nothing more. The SCEA man told 1Up: The best way I can answer that is something that Sony does and were very proud of this is that were going..
Eurogamer's tech-blog Digital Foundry have done some pretty amazing work to predict how an HD re-release of ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus might look
They're using PC emulation to derive the results, and have a full technical breakdown if that's your bag. Honestly, after watching Shadow Of The Colossus' intro redone with the technique we're more on board than ever. Please Sony, we're begging you:..
SCEJ has launched the official website for Team Ico's upcoming The Last Guardian today
There's not a lot of new stuff to see on the website, but its launch will come as a welcome reminder that the game is still coming soon. We'd put money on a Japanese launch this year.
Sony really are very lucky to have one of the biggest innovators in video games working exclusively for their platform
The man behind Shadow Of The Colossus and Ico, Fumito Ueda, is currently working on The Last Guardian. And speaking to Famitsu, Ueda has confirmed his ideal that "this generation is about expressing ideas".As a creator, technical skill is important, but I really feel..
It's weird to think that Fumito Ueda - the head of Sony's Team ICO studio, and one of the most original game developers today - wants to make an FPS
Honestly, he told G4 so:"I have an interest in making first-person game." Ueda cited Valve's Half-Life series as FPS games he likes, stating, "Usually, you have to incorporate...
Kotaku published a rather interesting and candid chat with Team Ico's lead man, Fumito Ueda last week
In that piece there were two mega-tons, of kind, for fans. Firstly, Ueda dropped hints that he would have involvement in the recently announced Shadow Of The Colossus movie. The game, which was a technical masterpiece for the Playstation 2, followed the exploits of a small boy hunting giant..
Ever since the God Of War Collection was announced, many Playstation fans have been very vocal about a second "Playstation 2" compilation - providing Ico and Shadow Of The Colossus on a single blu-ray disc
And 1Up seem to have some dirt to suggest that the project could possibly go ahead. Team Ico's Fumito Ueda said when prompted on the subject:"Initially, I didn't want to consider that,"..
Well it's not much, but you don't need to see much when it comes to The Last Guardian
This game truly looks to be something entirely new and completely special. In this new trailer and behind the scenes video, Fumito Ueda talks about the process of developing the game and some of the design choices behind it. Fascinating stuff.
We hold no secrets in stating that our favourite game this generation is Super Mario Galaxy
Yes, we're a Playstation website but to us, Mario Galaxy is perfection. Alas, Team Ico's Fumito Ueda does not agree. He cites a particular section of Galaxy which was apparently inspired by Fumito's Shadow Of The Colossus (the giant robot boss) as a basis for...