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8:30 PM on 08.27.2012

The DTOID Show: Wii U, Last Guardian & Zombie Nuketown

Here's today's Destructoid show! Because we do that every monday! Big news: Someone posted an image on the Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Facebook, and it's about zombies. Some accessory company might've leaked the Wii U release ...

Max Scoville

5:00 PM on 08.27.2012

Ico, Shadow of the Colossus producer Kenji Kaido quits

Kenji Kaido, a Team Ico member and producer of both Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, is leaving Sony Computer Entertainment Japan. He dropped a casual tweet to let the world know that he is leaving SCE this month. According to...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 08.15.2012

Don't fret: The Last Guardian is still alive

Debate has raged like a storm recently on Destructoid as to whether or not The Last Guardian is still in development or not, given some recent bad news on the subject.It turns out that Eurogamer did some detective work, and c...

Chris Carter

7:40 PM on 06.05.2012

E3: Sony: The Last Guardian will ship when it's ready

While unfortunate, the notable absence of The Last Guardian at E3 2012 is hardly shocking. I'll admit, the development of this game hasn't exactly instilled confidence, but according to Sony, the wait for Team Ico's promising...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 02.22.2012

God of War team helping to finish The Last Guardian

Teamwork! That's what we like to see. Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida says that Team Ico has taken in some talent from Sony's other groups to help finish their latest, The Last Guardian. In an interview with Wired, Yoshida confirmed...

Dale North



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Destructoid's most wanted PlayStation 3 games of 2012
by Kyle MacGregor

The past year has been an interesting one for Sony. The PlayStation 3 finally began to hit its stride, a new portable finally emerged, and an "unauthorized intrusion" resulted in a month-long network outage. That major pothole aside, there have been much brighter moments and many great games since then.

But that's enough reflection for now. It's time to focus on what the future has in store. All week long, the Destructoid Staff will be sharing our picks for some of the most wanted titles of the next year. Yesterday, you saw Hamza's and Conrad's choices for the Xbox 360. Today, Samit Sarkar and I are here to share our most anticipated PlayStation 3 titles of 2012.

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GameStop apologizes for Last Guardian 'cancellation'
by Jim Sterling

Yesterday, GameStop started calling anybody who preordered The Last Guardian to tell them that the long-awaited Team ICO game had been cancelled. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth, but Sony was able to quash the rumor pretty swiftly. Today, GameStop has apologized for upsetting its customers.

"The Last Guardian has not been cancelled by Sony as we incorrectly stated in an automated call to reservation customers," said the retailer. "Because the game did not have a specific release date, GameStop made the decision to remove the game from our system. The Last Guardian will be reinstated for pre-order when a firm launch date is known." 

Down here in the South, we were rocked by hurricane-class winds due to the huge collective sigh of relief from gamers when it turned out GameStop was wrong. I would like the retailer to come fix my windows now, please. 

The Last Guardian Is Not Canceled [IGN]

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GameStop is calling to say The Last Guardian is canceled
by Dale North

[Update 3: Sony told us the exact same thing, saying that "the game is still in development."]

[Update 2: Sony is saying that The Last Guardian is NOT canceled. Senior director of corporate communications, Patrick Seybold, shuts this down on Kotaku: "This is not true."]

[Update: Even more readers are contacting us to inform us of this message from GameStop. Reader Darren Hupke has a recording of this call.]

Canceled? We feared the worst when we heard that Team Ico was breaking up and going other places, but we were assured that work would continue on their next PS3 title, The Last Guardian. Canceled? I hope not.

This is far from confirmation, and we've reached out to Sony for comment, but we're already hearing from Destructoid readers that are getting calls from GameStop saying that The Last Guardian has been canceled. We've called a few GameStop stores and have heard the same. "Canceled by vendor" is what we're hearing.

Search the Gamestop site and you'll get "0 results" for the game's title.

No! Say it's not so!

Stay tuned. We'll pass the official along word as soon as we get it.

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9:40 AM on 12.13.2011

Confirmed: Team Ico's Fumito Ueda leaves Sony

The rumors were true. Ico creator and Team Ico frontman Fumito Ueda has left Sony. Don't freak out about The Last Guardian, though. Not yet, at least. According to Gamasutra, Sony confirmed that while Ueda is n...

Dale North

5:30 PM on 12.07.2011

Executive producer of The Last Guardian quits

First there were rumors of Team Ico boss Fumito Ueda leaving Sony, and now The Last Guardian's executive producer quits? What is it about this highly anticipated game that is making waves over there in Sony world? Get this:&n...

Dale North







Our Ico/Shadow of the Colossus bonus footage sneak peek photo
Our Ico/Shadow of the Colossus bonus footage sneak peek
by Dale North

The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection is packed with bonus video content that is sure to thrill fans of either or both games. After seeing it all I'd say that the video content alone is worth the price of entry! You'll have to get your own copy of the collection to see it all, but I am able to share a clip of some choice sections with you. 

I really enjoyed the double feature on both Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. The creators go all out, laying out the juicy details of the development stage of both games. You're treated to the best tidbits of information, all laced with updated HD footage from both titles. Our clip gives a bit the team talking about the work it took to update these games to be HD PS3 titles. The examples will give you a good feel for all of the work that went into updating these classics. 

In the included roundtable discussion fans get really neat details on all Team Ico titles. In this I learned how all the original creators went to the same college, or how they Ueda didn't want to make a "game-y" game with Ico, and that's why they brought in people that weren't necessarily game makers. There's a lot of talk about their fears of Ico not working as a game, which was surprising. I love that the US Ico box art came up. Not everyone loved it, as you'll see in the above clip. 

As a fan, the included early concept footage clips were thrill to see. For Shadow, I was surprised to see some of the early forms for the colossi -- they've come a long way since this early start. Ico early footage is also on the disc, giving us a taste of Ueda's earliest ideas. For our clip you'll get a rare look at Nico, a game that was never made. Imagine Shadow of the Colossus, but as an online title, and you'll have some idea of what they were thinking.

Finally, there's a bit of talk about Team Ico's next game, The Last Guardian. In the clip you'll learn how the Guardian's strange mix of household pets came together. I was moved after watching the entire segment. You'll definitely want to see the rest of this.

The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection goes on sale tomorrow! 

 

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1:30 PM on 09.09.2011

The Last Guardian will be absent from Tokyo Game Show

Even with the recent and welcome news regarding Team ICO's previous works, it does little to sate the hunger that pretty much everyone has for the respected developer's next game. The long-delayed The Last Guardian will ...

David Rayfield

10:40 AM on 04.20.2011

Last Guardian, ICO/Shadow of the Colossus delayed to 2012

Sony has announced, by way of SCEA producer Tsubasa Inaba, has confirmed that The Last Guardian and the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection, have both been delayed. Originally pegged for release this year, Team ICO's u...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 04.20.2011

Ueda: Ico, Shadow of the Colossus 'weren't good enough'

In an interview with Edge, Team Ico creative director Fumito Ueda talks about how he thinks their upcoming PS3 game, The Last Guardian, will sell better than their previous titles. In a response to a question about how well w...

Dale North

4:00 PM on 12.28.2010

The most wanted PlayStation 3 games of 2011

2010 is almost over, and that means we can start looking forward to another twelve months of videogame delays! Yesterday we told you about all the Xbox 360 games we're excited for, and now it's time to take a look at what the...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 11.16.2010

Majin 'completely different' from The Last Guardian

Ever since Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom was first revealed, a contingent of gamers have been writing it off as a "clone" of The Last Guardian, even though nobody's seen more than ten minutes of Team ICO's game. I asked prod...

Jim Sterling