The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian

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  • Release date: 2013
  • Distributor : Sony
  • Developer: Ico HQ

Announced in 2009 Team Ico’s The Last Guardian has remained one of those enfuring exclusive stampedĀ  trinkets to gently dangle in the face of non-PS3 owners when discussing the comparative merits of Sony’s machine versus its rivals. Perhaps raking up the mantle from Heavy Rain, which after a 2006 announcement finally found release early 2010, Fumito Ueda’s next project quickly became that far-off dream that fans could rally behind when justifying an investment in Sony’s Blu-ray powerhouse.

The end of 2011 saw rumours and a shock announcemnt that Fumito Ueda had left Sony. While these rumours were hitting the headlines, The last guardian’s executive producer Yoshifusa Hayama also jumped ship, joining London-based social networking company Bossa Studios. It laster transpired that Ueda remained under contractual obligation to complete the game, and had in fact been doing so with honour and dedication, at least according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida.

Those people who invested in a PS3 almost solely to see what this legendary team would do next. The Last Guardian needs a 2013 release before Sony’s new console Orbis will be out, and will almost certainly receive one.

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