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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 ...

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7:30 PM on 03.12.2014

Sony: 'I love that people are still interested in' The Last Guardian

Rub that salt in those wounds. PlayStation head of internal software development Scott Rohde spoke with IGN, vaguely, about how The Last Guardian from Team ICO is "absolutely in the mix." "You’re going to be very frustr...

Steven Hansen

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

10:15 AM on 11.04.2013

The Last Guardian is 'moving in the right direction'

You'll get more out of Kotaku's nice read on the turnaround at Sony's Japan Studio, so I don't feel too bad about sharing this somewhat weak update on The Last Guardian. I'm at a point where I'll take any update on this game....

Dale North

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

7:30 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

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

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



Destructoid's most wanted PlayStation 3 games of 2012 photo
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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