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12:30 PM on 06.08.2014

Sony: The Last Guardian is not cancelled

[Update: IGN has issued a retraction and apology.] Sony once again is fending off rumors regarding the status of The Last Guardian. Yesterday evening, IGN reported the long-awaited project from Team Ico had been cancelled, ci...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 03.15.2014

Trico and trust: The high risk of high hopes

[Dtoid community blogger Everyday Legend is an optimist at heart. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] There's a saying my father always verbally drilled into my skull: "If ...

Everyday Legend

7:30 PM on 12.09.2013

Colossal Shadow of the Colossus fan art is just that

DeviantArt member Andrew McGee has visualized each of the various Colossi from Shadow of the Colossus into one image, showing exactly how they compare to one another in scale. It's a breathtaking image, especially when you co...

Ian Bonds

1:00 PM on 11.19.2013

Ueda feels 'terribly sorry' about Last Guardian delays

The Last Guardian director Fumito Ueda issued an apology to fans over the long wait for Team Ico's eternally forthcoming effort. “Putting aside the short-term output, more than anything I feel terribly sorry that f...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 10.03.2013

Team ICO is re-engineering The Last Guardian

The longer we go without hearing anything of substance about Team ICO's The Last Guardian, the more convinced I become that it's ultimately destined for PlayStation 4. Last we heard, Puppeteer and Knack were "taking priority"...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 08.21.2013

The Last Guardian still in the works, but not top priorty

Sony's perpetually in progress The Last Guardian is still in "earnest" development according to Team ICO head Fumito Ueda.  In an interview with Famitsu (translated by Polygon) Ueda didn't say much regarding the hig...

Wesley Ruscher

7:30 PM on 06.11.2013

Sony says The Last Guardian is 'on hiatus' [Update]

[Update: Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida tells Kotaku Tretton's statements were misleading and The Last Guardian is still in active development.] The Last Guardian is "on hiatus," Sony Computer Enter...

Kyle MacGregor

8:30 AM on 02.22.2013

Sony sorry for lack of Last Guardian news

Sony Worldwide Studios boss has apologized to those expecting to hear The Last Guardian news during this week's PlayStation Event. The executive explains his company's waiting for the "right time" to bring Last Guardian back ...

Jim Sterling

7:45 PM on 02.19.2013

Latest Sony retrospective video is all about the games

The latest and perhaps final video in Sony's Evolution of PlayStation series is specifically about games rather than the hardware they were designed to run on. Hitting on the divide between games being viewed as toys and gam...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 02.13.2013

Fumito: The Last Guardian still being worked on

Fumito Ueda has assured Team ICO fans that The Last Guardian is still in development under his creative guidance. While the game's been in development for roughly ten thousand years, there is not yet cause for alarm with this...

Jim Sterling

11:30 PM on 01.08.2013

Hanna writer chosen for Shadow of the Colossus movie

Sorry to remind you that a Shadow of the Colossus film is in the pipeline, but a new writer has been brought on. Seth Lochhead (Hanna) will be joining Chronicle director Josh Trank for this adaptation of the beloved PlayStati...

Jordan Devore

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

4:53 PM on 05.23.2012

Josh Trank signs as Shadow of the Colossus film director

Sister site Flixist reports that Chronicle director Josh Trank has signed on to direct the movie adaptation of one of the best PS2 games ever made (and now PS3), Shadow of the Colossus. Deadline says that Trank has been a fan...

Dale North

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

4:00 PM on 01.10.2012

Destructoid's most wanted PlayStation 3 games of 2012

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 p...

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 01.04.2012

Live show: Mash Tactics runs from the shadows in Ico

Today, Mash Tactics is grabbing your hand and walking you through the shadows. Carnage and Wesley are jumping back into the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection, this time with a focus on the Ico side of things. Tun...

Bill Zoeker



GameStop apologizes for Last Guardian 'cancellation'  photo
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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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

2:15 PM on 11.30.2011

Rumor: Team Ico's Fumito Ueda has left Sony

If the rumor is true, Sony may be losing one of their best game creators. Eurogamer says that Fumito Ueda, Team Ico boss and creator of Shadow of the Colossus, Ico and the upcoming The Last Guardian, has left Sony. Sources sa...

Dale North

5:30 PM on 10.11.2011

Live show: ICO & Shadow HD on Mash Tactics

[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a classic highlight to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously aired live shows in our archives.] Tod...

Bill Zoeker

1:30 AM on 10.01.2011

Lights Out: Battlefield beta woes, Netflix and ICO on top

[Lights Out: A Destructoid Newsreel is a video series highlighting a selection of Destructoid staff and contributors, featuring a discussion of the news of the day over a spirited round of Team Fortress 2.] Time to wra...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:30 AM on 09.30.2011

ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection tops charts!

I may have confessed to not being a fan of Team ICO's games, but that doesn't mean I can't celebrate its success. The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection has topped the multiplatform sales chart in North America and J...

Jim Sterling

5:30 PM on 09.27.2011

Live show: Ico & Shadow Collection on Mash Tactics

[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a clip from the most recent episode to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously aired live shows in our ...

Bill Zoeker



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



Review: The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection photo
Review: The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
by Dale North

Two of the finest PlayStation 2 titles I know of were created by the same team. Both Shadow of the Colossus and Ico were crafted by the creative minds at Team Ico, a group that is slow to release games, but makes masterpieces each time. I hold both in such high regard that I've been known to force people to play them. One friend of mine in particular came to my city for a short visit not too long ago. I insisted that he play Shadow of the Colossus, and I monitored his progress throughout, clearly stating that he was forbidden from doing anything else until he completed what I consider to be one of my favorite games of all time. If he didn't love it, at least he knew better than to tell me otherwise.

Obviously I was excited to hear that both games would appear on one compilation, remastered in high definition on the PlayStation 3. My heart wants to say that the original PS2 titles were perfect, but the game critic in me knows better. While both games are still among the most expressive, artful and influential titles ever created, they had their issues. Even this die-hard fan will admit that there were hardware limitations, graphical glitches, low frame rates and some control issues. So again, news of a HD remaster for PS3 was a dream come true for me. 

Yes, a dream has come true. I said that. I think you know where this is going.

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2:45 PM on 08.15.2011

ICO, Shadow of the Colossus bonus content and trophies

We finally have details on the bonus content that you'll get with the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus collection when it hits shelves on September 27. There's a full selection of bonus video content that I'm sure any fell...

Dale North





11:30 AM on 08.15.2011

ICO, Shadow of the Colossus event planned for September

Sony's Great Scene Sharing campaign will ultimately bring 40 lucky fans of Team ICO's games to a special event planned for September 3 in Tokyo. Fans are being asked to share their favorite scenes from ICO and Shadow of the C...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 07.21.2011

ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection bonus content

Sony has revealed that ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection will be getting bonus content when it finally ships on September 27.  Those picking up the HD re-releases of Team ICO's classic games will receive two dyna...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 07.05.2011

ICO, Shadow of the Colossus PS3 trailers are lovely

Two new trailers have popped up, dedicated to the two halves of the long awaited ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection. The video above is for ICO, the one below is for Shadow of the Colossus. They're both fairly lovely.&nbs...

Jim Sterling

12:23 AM on 06.07.2011

E3: I saw Shadow of the Colossus in HD and it was good

It's a real thing. It's playable. I saw Shadow of the Colossus HD tonight and I just thought you might want to know that it exists, and is real. We learned this week that it finally has a solid release, set for September, but...

Dale North

8:00 AM on 06.03.2011

Shadow of the Colossus and ICO for PS3 dated in Japan

I thought it would never happen. Hell, it still hasn't really happened for us. At least Japan has a solid release date for the PS3 remakes of the Team ICO PS2 classics, Shadow of the Colossus and ICO. It all goes down on S...

Dale North

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

8:20 AM on 03.01.2011

The Last Guardian is 'real that exceeds real'

This week's Famitsu has some hot new details on Team ICO's The Last Guardian. It feels like this game has been quietly in development since man first learned to walk upright, but the Japanese press got a good look at it and h...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 09.23.2010

Ico and Last Guardian films could one day exist

So you already know that we are less than thrilled about the idea of a Shadow of the Colossus movie. I think I would be okay with it if Guillermo Del Toro was the one making it, but considering it's Misher Films behind it, I'...

Colette Bennett

11:00 PM on 09.19.2010

The Last Guardian could have Move and 3D support

If you own a PlayStation 3 The Last Guardian is a game you are going to play. It just doesn't make sense not to. How you will play the game, however, is still up in the air at the moment. While neither 3D nor Move support are...

Matthew Razak

6:45 AM on 09.16.2010

TGS: The Last Guardian may not be as tragic as we thought

At a Q&A session today at the Tokyo Game Show, Fumito Ueda said that he wanted to clarify some things he had been hearing on the internet about his latest title, The Last Guardian. He said that some have speculated about ...

Dale North