Tag: The Last Guardian
News The Last Guardian Runs at 60FPS on PS5, But There's a Catch
Only possible with disc version
PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility has turned out to be a feature much better than what some parts of the internet expected, to the point where it is actively improving PlayStation 4 titles with frame rate improvements and resolution boosts. One such title is The Last Guardian, which along with Assassin's Creed...
PSX 2017 Get Up Close and Personal with Trico in The Last Guardian VR
Where the wild things are
Bonding with Trico is a magical, emotional experience throughout The Last Guardian. The story-driven and mechanical themes of teamwork are spread throughout Fumito Ueda's projects whether you're playing alongside Agro or Yorda, but it's even more intimate with Trico since you're immensely dependent on each other. Wondering...
News Which PS4 Exclusive Is Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma a Big Fan Of?
Breath of the wild
Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda series, had a particularly busy 2016 as he wrapped up production of Nintendo Switch and Wii U title Breath of the Wild – but he did make time for one particular PlayStation 4 game, as revealed to Game Informer magazine. "I was too busy in 2016, so I couldn't play a lot of games ,...
News This The Last Guardian Ending Easter Egg Will Settle Some Arguments
For this author's money, the best ending of the year is a toss-up between The Last Guardian and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End – but the former may have just stolen the crown from atop Drake's head due to an Easter egg that's only just been discovered. If you haven't finished Fumito Ueda's fantasy favourite just yet, then we'd urge you...
Game of the Year 2016 #6 - The Last Guardian
Decade-long development cycles rarely end well, especially when a rabid fanbase has passed the time by elevating a project's expectations to astronomical levels. The Last Guardian, launching some seven years after its original announcement, was always going to have a huge battle on its hands, then – not least because it has the...
Deals The Last Guardian Dips to £24.99 on PS4
The Last Guardian is this author's personal Game of the Year, and it's just dropped to £24.99 here in the UK. A slew of retailers are carrying Fumito Ueda's fantasy favourite for the new low price, with Amazon UK among the outlets. Don't miss out on one of the most truly original experiences in years.
News The Music in This The Last Guardian Trailer Will Crush Your Soul
Try not to cry
Just a quick reminder: The Last Guardian is out. Like, right now. You can actually buy it from shops or the PlayStation Store. Seriously, how amazing is that? This accolades trailer doesn't really tell you anything new, but we're just posting it because of the music really. Gorgeous or what?
Poll Does The Last Guardian Dazzle After a Decade?
Believe in a Trico
Can you believe it? The Last Guardian, after a torturous spate of delays, is finally available globally. Fumito Ueda's touching tale about a bird and beast was originally announced all the way back in 2009, but bizarrely is playable on your PlayStation 4 right now. But does it still dazzle after a decade of development? We loved...
Review The Last Guardian (PS4)
The Last Guardian doesn't much care for convention. Fumito Ueda's fantasy adventure may have taken the best part of a decade to deploy, but Team ICO's creative vision was never to blame. This bewilderingly brilliant yarn about a boy and a bird sticks so rigidly to a singular ideal that it's almost detrimental at times. And yet, it's...
News The Last Guardian's Quirky UK Ad Is Worth a Watch
Can't tame the beast
There's no gameplay clips and no actual footage of the big cat-bird-dog thing that is Trico, but we still find this quirky UK advert for The Last Guardian quite endearing. It's a bit twee, we suppose, but that's part of the appeal - even if it does make us think twice about getting Sammy one of these things for Christmas...
Video Watch the First 15 Minutes of The Last Guardian on PS4 Pro
As you may be expecting, The Last Guardian throws you in at the deep end of the pool, and doesn't really care to hold your hand. We wanted to capture some gameplay footage to share with you, but didn't really want to spoil any of the late-game puzzles or environments. So this 15 minutes is taken from near to the very beginning of the...
Round Up The Last Guardian PS4 Reviews Embrace the Strange
It's finally time
Well would you look at that; actual reviews for The Last Guardian - an actual game that is actually releasing tomorrow. A few years ago, we were really struggling to believe that this day would come, but here we are, sitting staring at review scores for the long awaited spiritual successor to the masterpiece that is Shadow of the...
Hands On The Last Guardian on PS4 Is a Breath of Beautiful Fresh Air
Worth the wait
Fumito Ueda and his team have just been waiting for technology to catch up. The Last Guardian may have taken just under a decade to release, but this isn't a title that's been trapped in development hell, clawing at the broken brains of its creators to get out. The game, available on the PlayStation 4 this week, instead merely...
PSX 2016 The Last Guardian Gets a Great New Gameplay Trailer
Taking the cat-bird-dog thing for a walk
We still can't quite believe it: The Last Guardian is just days away from release. To direct attention towards that fact, Sony revealed a new gameplay trailer at its PlayStation Experience press conference, and it's got just about everything that you'd want from such a video. Thrills, spills, and an epic...
News Sony Expects The Last Guardian to Sell Rather Well
Pre-orders are "exceeding expectations"
The wait for The Last Guardian is almost over. Alongside Final Fantasy XV, which launched just a few days ago after a decade or so in development, the successor to ICO and Shadow of the Colossus is one of the few PlayStation titles that we've been covering for what feels like an eternity. We suppose that any...
News Watch Shu Yoshida Unbox The Last Guardian's Collector's Edition
It's a monumental moment in PlayStation history, so it's only appropriate that Shuhei Yoshida should be involved in the official unboxing video of The Last Guardian's collector's edition. The title, which leaked a short time after this website's inception, has been in production for eons now, but finally launches next month.
News Gosh Darn, The Last Guardian's New Cinematic Trailer Is Gorgeous
Short but sweet
With The Last Guardian finally out in just a few weeks, Sony seems more eager than ever to kick the marketing machine into gear. The title's latest trailer is a cinematic one in which our young hero is being pursued by a bunch of faceless guards. When the boy reaches an unsurprisingly brittle wooden bridge, he has no choice but to...
News The Last Guardian Goes for Action over Atmosphere in Latest PS4 Trailer
Tumble and fall
We've seen bits and pieces of The Last Guardian over the last few months, and based purely upon what we've been shown, it's safe to say that the game isn't going to be a 100 miles per hour thrill ride. Of course, if previous titles ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are anything to go by, then we can certainly expect an emphasis on...
News The Last Guardian Will Get More Gorgeous with PS4 Pro
As you'd expect from a first-party release, The Last Guardian will be upgraded to take advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro at launch. Fumito Ueda's stunning cat-bird story will see its resolution boosted to leverage 4K televisions (and supersampling on 1080p screens), while also adding HDR support and some performance improvements. The...
News PS4's The Last Guardian Looks Bewilderingly Beautiful in New Screens
Just a whisker away
How can it not live up to expectations? Just look at these new screenshots for The Last Guardian; in a period where Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare have all released in the span of a couple of weeks, it just looks so different. That's not a slight against any of those excellent first-person shooters...
News PS4 Exclusive The Last Guardian Finally Goes Gold
End of an era, almost
When you really take the time to stop and think about just how long we've been following the development of The Last Guardian, it's kind of mind boggling. The spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus, it was officially revealed all the way back in 2009 as a PlayStation 3 title - and now Sony studio head Shuhei Yoshida has...
News The Last Guardian Billboards Prove the End Is in Sight
In a flap
It's almost here. The wait for The Last Guardian has been torturous at times, but Fumito Ueda's magnum opus is finally upon us – and Sony has splashed out on a few billboards to remind everyone. Spotted somewhere in the States, the promotion shows a forlorn Trico peering at the robed protagonist from all of the marketing materials. A...
News The Last Guardian Looms Large with New Trailer at GameStop Expo
New locales and gameplay
So here's something we weren't expecting, and from a rather unlikely place: a new trailer for The Last Guardian has been released at the GameStop Expo. The footage features brand new locations and gameplay, which may help to suppress your disappointment over the game's recent delay just a little. We are a little surprised...
News Oh Dear, The Last Guardian Delayed into December on PS4
Sony's been suspiciously quiet with regards to The Last Guardian since it finally got a release date at E3, so it comes as no real surprise to hear that the PlayStation 4 exclusive has been delayed by a month and a bit. Indeed, the spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus will now launch on the 6th December, as opposed to 25th...
News The Last Guardian Still Looks Lovely in New PS4 Screenshots
Go big or go home
Ah, The Last Guardian - every time that we mention it we remember that it's actually releasing this October, and we get a warm fuzzy feeling inside. We blame the cat-bird-dog thing for that, by the way, and the giant beast is as adorable as ever in these five fresh screenshots. The pictures don't just focus on our feathered...
E3 2016 Sadly, The Last Guardian's PS4 Box Art Sucks
It's unquestionably going to be a masterpiece, but much like the US version of ICO, there's a big question mark hanging over The Last Guardian's box art. We actually rather like the image that's been selected – it looks especially tasty on the title's steelbook – but the bog standard release has been buggered up by the additi
E3 2016 PS4's Game of the Year Gets a Genuinely Gorgeous Collector's Edition
We're of course referring to The Last Guardian
In truth, 25th October is a horrible time for The Last Guardian to release, what with Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and… Sigh. Who cares if it flops, though? After all, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus did, too, and they're two of the fine
E3 2016 PS4's Long Overdue Exclusive The Last Guardian Has a Release Date
Praise the colossi
We had no doubt that The Last Guardian would be making an appearance at Sony's E3 2016 conference, but we remained skeptical as to whether we'd get a release date or not. Thankfully, Sony hasn't let us down, finally unveiling that the continually delayed title will grace the PlayStation 4 on 25th October. The date was revealed in...
News The Last Guardian's Fumito Ueda Reflects on a Decade of Development
A boy and a bird
IGN's pumping out some great Japan Studio content at the moment, and this latest clip takes you inside the famous first-party for a chat with The Last Guardian director Fumito Ueda. In it he talks about the title's decade-long development cycle, the transition to the PlayStation 4, and much more. It's a great watch if you've been...
News New The Last Guardian PS4 Footage Will Give You Goosebumps
Try not to tear up
People often forget that E3 for Sony typically lasts longer than the week-long convention itself, with the platform holder prone to releasing tons of information and trailers prior to the show. And it looks like it's really kicking things off right now, with The Last Guardian undergoing the full blowout treatment on IGN. The...
News The Last Guardian's Cat-Bird Will Be Contrary Like a Real Animal
Enormous amounts of AI code used
Team ICO's talking a big game with The Last Guardian, and you'd be brave to doubt whether the ragtag group can deliver. The PlayStation 4 exclusive's director, Fumito Ueda, did craft two of the greatest titles ever made, after all: ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. And speaking in the latest issue of EDGE, the auteur...
News PS4 Exclusive The Last Guardian Is Still Set For a 2016 Release
You just gotta believe
The latest issue of EDGE magazine is packing a load of new information about The Last Guardian, the spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus. For quite a while now, the heavily delayed game's been slated for a 2016 release, but we've heard very little about the project since it was brought up at E3 last year. Naturally,...
News Sony Doesn't Want to Show You Too Much of The Last Guardian
It'll spoil it, apparently
The Last Guardian has gone dark again. The game was re-revealed to a rapturous response at E3 2015, but it was absent at both the Tokyo Game Show and Paris Games Week. This, according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, is nothing to worry about – the platform holder's just limiting the title's showings...
TGS 2015 The Last Guardian Will Appear at the PlayStation Booth, But Not in the Way You Think
The Last Guardian will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show this week, but not with a DualShock 4 controller. Team ICO's long awaited adventure title will be present in the PlayStation booth, but instead of preparing a PlayStation 4 demo for attendees to try, Gen Design – the company created by director Fumito Ueda – has instead built a...
News Yep, PS4 Exclusive The Last Guardian Is Going to Be at TGS 2015
We can't wait to see the bird-dog-cat-thing again
Many couldn't believe their eyes when Sony opened its E3 2015 press conference with a brand new look at The Last Guardian, and to be honest, it still feels a bit weird to be writing about the game as if it's, you know, an actual real thing. After years and years of uncertainty and clearly troubled...
News Sony: The Last Guardian Probably Would Have Been Cancelled If Not For Fans
Fly bird cat thing, fly
Since we've been waiting for the The Last Guardian to rise from its supposed grave for around half a decade, it's safe to assume that the game has had a troubled development cycle. When the title was finally revived at Sony's E3 2015 press conference last month, you could almost hear the sigh of relief from PlayStation...
News Horizon: Zero Dawn Has a Bigger Budget Than The Last Guardian, Says Sony
Even if it's endured one of the worst development cycles in gaming history, The Last Guardian still has a smaller budget than Guerrilla Games' new franchise, Horizon: Zero Dawn. That's what Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony's Worldwide Studios, told Eurogamer.net earlier today. After being asked if The Last Guardian was one of the most expensive...
E3 2015 The Last Guardian Explores the Relationship Between People and Animals
Love it or loathe it, games like The Last Guardian just don't get made. This a blockbuster title in every sense of word, and it clearly has a colossal [Pun intended – Ed] budget behind it. So, in a year where Ubisoft's big reveal was a Ghost Recon reboot that looked almost identical to its still-in-development The Division, it's...
E3 2015 Watch Sony Bang on About The Last Guardian After Its E3 Showstopper
The beast returns
Sony seems as excitable as us with regards to the fact that The Last Guardian is, y'know, actually a real game. The PlayStation Blog's Justin Massongill sat down to talk about the long awaited adventure during the company's post-conference E3 live coverage. You can relive the moment that The Last Guardian was re-revealed through...
E3 2015 The Last Guardian's PS3 Trailer Wasn't Quite Real
Sony 'specced up' the footage
Well, this is awkward. When Sony re-revealed The Last Guardian this week, many suggested that it looked similar to the title's PlayStation 3 trailer from all those years ago. "What has Team ICO been doing?" the people with pitchforks cried. Speaking with Kotaku, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida admitted that...
E3 2015 Why Has The Last Guardian Taken So Long?
"Sometimes it takes a really long time to realise a vision"
The Last Guardian was undoubtedly one of the highlights of Sony's big E3 2015 media briefing last night. It's taken Fumito Ueda and his team seven long years to get the former PlayStation 3 exclusive up to a standard where it's presentable outside of trailer form, but finally, we got a...
E3 2015 Stare Agape at The Last Guardian PS4 Screenshots
The Last Guardian re-emerged during Sony's big E3 2015 press conference in dramatic fashion last night. Fumito Ueda, the director of the long-in-development first-party game, lapped up plenty of applause following a lengthy gameplay demo, as Shuhei Yoshida quite literally shouted out in excitement on the PlayStation maker's stage. And...
E3 2015 The Last Guardian Ascends from Its Slumber with Gameplay Trailer
Kept us waiting, huh?
The Last Guardian, a victim of being seemingly canceled numerous times as it struggled through development hell for several years, is no longer a gem that would never see the light of day. It is finally here, and it is coming to the PlayStation 4 in 2016. The gameplay is all too familiar, but we can tell this title is on...
News Mark Cerny's Knack Team May Be the Ones to Save The Last Guardian
Our final hope
The Last Guardian rumours are in full force right now, with Eurogamer.net corroborating The Guardian's story regarding the long overdue Japan Studio release. According to the site, it's heard from multiple sources over the past six months that Fumito Ueda's bird-meets-boy escapade will be unveiled at E3 2015 – but it stresses that...
News The Last Guardian Will Be Shown on PS4 at E3 2015, Sources Say
Bird on the brain
E3 simply wouldn't be the same without: a) Word of The Last Guardian's imminent re-announcement; b) Word of The Last Guardian's imminent cancellation. It's a testament to the brilliance of both ICO and Shadow of the Colossus that Fumito Ueda's bird-meets-boy escapade is still held in such high-esteem – it's been about eight years...
News The Last Guardian Lives to See Yet Another Day
Fumito Ueda, creator of PlayStation classics like ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, must be seriously fed up. If we roll our eyes at every piece of vague The Last Guardian information these days, imagine what it must be like having worked on the title for almost a decade. We suspect that he's sick of the sight of that darned cat bird creature –...
News And Just Like That, The Last Guardian's Trademark Has Been Revived
A flap for nothing
Sony said that The Last Guardian is still in development, and it's proved it by reviving the trademark which got abandoned earlier in the week. NeoGAF, again, spotted the platform holder's petition to reclaim the rights to the brand, which was submitted and approved yesterday. The Japanese giant t
News Sony Says The Last Guardian Is Still in Development
The rollercoaster otherwise known as oft-delayed PlayStation exclusive The Last Guardian rides another day, as a SCEE representative has told Videogamer.com that the hotly anticipated Team ICO title is still in production. This follows a report yesterday which suggested that the platform holder had abandoned the release's trademark...
News Uh Oh, The Last Guardian's Trademark Has Been Abandoned
Make of that what you will
Despite the fact that it's been years since we actually saw any evidence that The Last Guardian exists, the almost mythical spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus still manages to make the news with alarming frequency, such is the anticipation surrounding Team ICO's next game. The latest news comes courtesy of a...
News Sony: The Last Guardian Development Couldn't Be Better
"That might be a bit of an exaggeration"
At this point, we’re convinced that the inevitable documentary detailing the production of The Last Guardian will be better than any game that Team ICO actually manage to ship. As part of an interview with Japanese publication Famitsu, Sony Worldwide Studios gaffer Shuhei Yoshida reiterated that the long...