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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

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

7:15 AM on 09.16.2010

TGS: How will The Last Guardian relate to ICO and Shadow?

If you've played Team ICO's Shadow of the Colossus and ICO, you'll definitely notice some ties between the games. Those that have finished both titles will have seen even more of a relation. But can we expect to see a similar...

Dale North