Every year when E3 rolls around, the question of whether Sony Interactive Entertainment will finally confirm a release date for the long-awaited release of Team Ico’s The Last Guardian comes to mind. After all, as a successor to Ico (2001) and Shadow of the Colossus (2005), the wait has indeed been a long one.
After sharing a trailer during E3 2015, Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios took to the stage and confirmed what many would have been hoping for – that a release of The Last Guardian was soon to occur. Specifically, that the game will be available on the PlayStation 4 starting October 25th 2016. While the game was originally developed for the PlayStation 3, it is now a current-generation exclusive title.
The Last Guardian – Official Story (2015)
In a strange and mystical land, a young boy discovers a mysterious creature with which he forms a deep, unbreakable bond. The unlikely pair must rely on each other to journey through towering, treacherous ruins filled with unknown dangers. Experience the journey of a lifetime in this touching, emotional story of friendship and trust.
The Last Guardian – Promoted Features (2015)
- An Unlikely Companion: Discover a fantastical beast named Trico who will act as companion and protector, forging a bond that drives an emotional and harrowing journey.
- Truly Unique Gameplay: Take control of an ordinary young boy who must communicate with his gigantic companion in order to overcome obstacles and survive mysterious dangers.
- A Beautiful Fantasy World: Through advanced lighting and particle effects, detailed environments, and lifelike character animation, Blackbird transports players to a breathtaking world filled with crumbling ruins and mysterious secrets to discover.