Brandon Boyer

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Though the impact will have been undercut just slightly by seeing the pre-E3 leaked video of ‘Project Trico’, watching the first official video of The Last Guardian — the PS3 debut of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda — is honestly no less heartbreaking.

The reason? In its full, updated glory, details emerge that either weren’t present or as prominent in the years-old Trico video: most notably, the spears and arrows still cruelly jutting out of the gryphon’s thinning plumage — evidence of abuse endured during his time chained up before breaking free.

The updated trailer also shows the first sequences of the game’s protagonist without the companionship of his new-found friend, looking much more vulnerable to his surroundings than either Ico or Shadow of the Colossus‘s Wander, and, at the very end, some of the same now-signature sun-drenched washed out courtyards that’ll take you straight back to some of Ico‘s most beautiful scenes.

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  1. This game is the one that will make me sad I don’t have a Ps3. SoTC is one of my favorite all time games.

  2. Hm. Did they make the kid a bit more cartoonish than in the early draft? Interesting choice if so…

  3. Dammit, why can’t they just release games in every format- every time? Is it an exclusive contract thing? It’s probably an exclusive contract thing.

    D’oooohhhhhhh–not fair!!

  4. Actually, the arrows were in the video posted up here a few weeks ago. But the new video has some amazing-looking new scenes that make it well worth watching.

    I think The Last Guardian is going to become one of the most compelling reasons to own a PS3. Ico and Shadow of the Colossus were both spectacular showcases for the PS2, but they were hampered by the technology. TLG is going to have momentum behind it, and if it’s half as emotional as the last two games, it’s going to be an exceptional experience.

  5. This really looks amazing and was my definite game of the show from all the E3 stuff I saw. I can’t wait.

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