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The Last Guardian for PS4 Still Lives and Breathes

The Last Guardian for PS4 Still Lives and Breathes

The Last Guardian for PS4 Still Lives and Breathes

After having been in development for eight somewhat bumpy years, the action-adventure game gets a release date


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I first became aware of The Last Guardian in Part One of Ray Ivey’s E3 2015 ReportI’ve since learned some of its history.

The game, from JAPAN Studio, SCEA and gen DESIGN, is a follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. It concerns the formation of a strong bond between a young boy and a huge critter named Trico, who is an amalgam of several species (and, in my case, a real heartstring-tugger). The two must rely on each other as they travel through trecherous ruins that hide unknown dangers. As they do so, they’ll experience a touching story of friendship and trust. 

Development of The Last Guardian started in 2007. The game was to have been released in 2011 on PS3. It wasn’t.

In 2013, it was announced that due to various issues, a substantial portion of the game was being redone. This was followed by rumors that the game had been canceled or was going on hiatus. Neither was true.

The game was “reintroduced” by Sony at an E3 2015 press conference. However, details of the story have been kept under wraps. 

A new trailer has been released and the game will launch sometime in 2016. At last.

Here’s hoping that The Last Guardian, developed exclusively for PS4, will finally see the light of day next year.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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