Last Guardian PlayStation 4

The Last Guardian, known in Japan as Hitokui no Ōwashi Trico (人喰いの大鷲トリコ Hitokui no Ōwashi Toriko?, literally “Trico the Large Man-Eating Eagle”), is an upcoming video game developed by SIE Japan Studio and genDESIGN, and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4Facing unknown dangers in a strange and mystical land, an ordinary young boy and his gigantic feathered friend must rely on each other to survive in this harrowing story of friendship and trust.The game is designed and directed by Fumito Ueda, and shares stylistic, thematic, and gameplay elements with his previous games, Ico (2001) and Shadow of the Colossus (2005).The Last Guardian has been in development since 2007 by Team Ico, and was announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009 with a planned release in 2011 exclusively for the PlayStation 3 console.There are very few games that become legendary for a single moment, a single unforgettable image, but Ico is certainly one of them. For many players, when the eponymous protagonist takes the hand of the captive girl Yorda and leads her from her cage, it is a profoundly emotional experience. Most had never played anything that required one character to connect with another in such a tactile and protective way, and the idea that hand-holding could be a central mechanic was as revolutionary as it was quietly beautiful.
Now, the designer behind that moment Fumito Ueda, is nervously awaiting the release of his third game for Sony, the long-delayed Last Guardian. Little is known about this tale of a boy escaping from a ruined city with the help of a giant creature, but with its hazy, almost dreamlike lighting, vast plaintive landscapes and emphasis on a central relationship, it is very much in the style of Ico and its follow-up, Shadow of the Colossus. It is unmistakably an Ueda game.
But who is Ueda? This 40-something developer, who joined the games industry two years after graduating from Osaka university of arts in 1993, gives few interviews. We know that, as a teenager, he was a huge fan of the Amiga computer and loved the acclaimed cinematic platformers Flashback and Another World (it is perhaps from French developer Delphine that he learned the art of oblique, highly mannered storytelling). We know his first job in development was at cult studio Warp under the guidance of maverick designer Kenji Eno – creator of the D series and other strange experimental titles for the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast. This must surely have been another major influence. But what of the thinking behind his own games? His own development process?The game has since suffered from numerous delays, Ueda and other Team Ico members departed Sony, and hardware difficulties forced the game to be transitioned to the PlayStation 4 in 2012. Ueda and his studio genDESIGN, which is composed of several former Team Ico members, remain as creative consultants, with Ueda continuing as director and Sony’s internal Japan Studio handling the programming and technical aspects. The Last Guardian was reintroduced at theElectronic Entertainment Expo 2015.

  • Premium Steelbook game case + Blu-ray game disc
  • Premium statue
  • 72-page art book
  • Digital soundtrack (10 Tracks)
  • Sticker sheet
  • Collector’s Box
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4
Last Guardian PlayStation 4