DON'T PANIC! The Last Guardian is not dead. Sony speaks out to ease the pain

Sony doesn't comment on rumours and speculation... unless they want to. At least it seems that way. After we reported yesterday that the trademark for 'The Last Guardian' had lapsed without renewal and was therefore listed as 'abandoned', the entire internet started crying. "We'll never get the follow-up to *sniff* Ico and *sniff sniff* Shadow of the Colossu-huh-huhhhhs" it bawled in unison. But here comes Sony like good old mummy to rub it better. Sony reportedly told Game Informer's Jim Reilly:

"The project is still in development. Nothing new to report at this time."

Above: Even though everyone knows it's going to die at the end of the game

Now, wonderful though this reaffirmation is, it doesn't really allay our fears that the game is stuck in development hell. Fumito Ueda, former head of Team Ico, left the company last year, but is apparently still working closely with them to finish the project. There were some rumourings that a demo of the game would be included with the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD collection, but clearly that didn't happen.

Still, while there's any hope, any sign of brain activity on the monitor, we can't switch off the life support on our hopes that one day we'll get to play another Team Ico masterpiece. Best guess at when the game's coming? Let's just say we're not making a special effort to be good for Santa right now.


  • Balaska - August 11, 2012 3:26 a.m.

    Ico started as a PS1 game... I am not going to hold my breath for this gen.
  • onetimebuster - August 10, 2012 11:17 a.m.

    I dont really belive sony when they say its alive.
  • Sjoeki - August 10, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    Just saying that it isn't dead and still in development doesn't make me worry any less. Why can't they show something, anything? I'm kinda done hoping to play a game when there is as good as no proof that it's actually coming out.
  • Clovin64 - August 10, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    I really hope this game sees the light of day eventually.
  • MikeMov89 - August 10, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    Maybe they are changing the name, so as not to confuse audiences with 'The Last of Us'?
  • RonnyLive19881 - August 10, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    I'm afraid The Last Guardian has MAJOR seniority over The Last of Us... seriously I can't think of a game I am less excited for, I am burnt out on Copy Paste shooters. *Woo, this one turns you into a heartless merciless monster*... yeah not a perk for me.
  • RonnyLive19881 - August 10, 2012 6:47 a.m.

    I got really excited seeing the headline. I mean, DON'T PANIC only really brings up several things to mind really... like Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, Infinite Improbability, a world with living mattresses... an a universe where you can go see Elvis and his giant pink space ship at a bar on an undisclosed desert planet.
  • SunniDee - August 10, 2012 6:02 a.m.

    I am going to call it that the kid dies at the end
  • mockraven - August 10, 2012 4:36 a.m.

    Yay! For now, anyway. I shall continue to desperately cling to my hope!
  • Kermit1970 - August 10, 2012 3:51 a.m.

    Dad's Army and Hitchikers spring to mind with that title
  • GR_JustinTowell - August 10, 2012 3:55 a.m.

    Well done - I thought the same thing :P

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