The appropriately named newspaper “The Guardian” has revealed that they “have it on very good authority” that the long-awaited game The Last Guardian will be presented at this year’s E3.
The full The Guardian quotation reads: “Yes, we know it has been in development hell since 2007, but we have it on very good authority that this will be the year that Team Ico finally presents its follow-up to much loved classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Whether it’ll bear any relation to the game last shown at E3 in 2009 is anyone’s guess.”
If The Last Guardian gets presented, it’ll be the first time in eight years any information at all has officially surfaced about the sequel to Ico and Shadow Of The Colossus. Normally this type of wait would be conjuring mental images of Duke Nukem: Forever and the train wreck the final product was.
However, as Ico and Shadow Of The Colossus still retain the firm cult status they’ve had since they were released, people are still waiting with hopeful and happy thoughts about what the final form could be.
Do you think it was worth the wait (or, as people like to joke about Half Life 3, “worth the weight”)? I think if The Last Guardian looked to be a train wreck that Sony would have pulled the plug long ago. They just don’t strike me as the type to keep a pet project kicking about for good luck. So I am still very optimistic that people will be pleasantly surprised and pleased, y’know, if people don’t hold the long development time against the game.