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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