Secrets of the Project Trico trailer revealed

We’ve been staring at that chain picture for what seems like years now. Ever since Team ICO let their one solitary screenshot slip from their mysterious PS3 project we’ve been obsessing over the rusty piece of metal. What was it for? Where did it lead to? What did it have to do with Ico or Shadow of the Colossus? Well, that mystery game is currently Project Trico and, thanks to the first trailer being leaked from PlayStation LifeStyle onto the land of the internets, a lot of our questions have been answered. Below is said trailer and all the screenshots and info you need to know about PS3’s biggest exclusive.

So what can we take away from the above video, then?

- Well, firstly, its looks like it's going to be a cross between Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, as a kid and giant creature combine to tackle platforming sections in a barren world. And secondly, just as we always expected - obviously - that chain was being used to hold said giant... er, mouse/cat/eagle thing.

- Unlike the previous two games, Trico's environment is clearly still populated with people, as evidenced by the guard at the start who gets royally twatted.

- After seeing a young Ico-esque sprog fleeing for his life, you'd think the monster was about to get a tasty treat. However, when the creature saves the kid from a fatal fall we see they are actually allies. And clearly share a deep bond similar to the one seen between Ico and Yorda and Wander and his horse Agro.

- Just like Ico, we're going to have to use teamwork to succeed, whether it's the monster helping the boy reach ledges or the boy feeding the monster barrels that look to be full of food. It's unclear whether we'll be controlling the creature or the kid, though, but we suspect it'll be the latter, with companion commands most likely assigned to one button as they were in Trico's predecessors.

- There will be lots of enemies. As much as we'd like to go wrong in the nether regions thinking about sixteen boss fights between Colossus-style brutes and the creature, we doubt this will happen. Instead, the arrows that can be seen stuck in the monster suggest you'll have to fend off groups of smaller enemies - most likely the mates of the guard we see at the beginning.


  • deathrebellion - January 28, 2010 9:19 a.m.

  • wolfwing187 - November 19, 2009 5:29 p.m.

    OMG! i cant wait for this game. i beat SOTC adn i played ico. i cant wait for this! i am soo getting this game.
  • ryno - June 14, 2009 4:48 a.m.

    i want a giant mouse/cat/eagle creature too
  • minimaxi - May 25, 2009 3:49 p.m.

    as someone pointed out before, this and God of War III will be very good reason to buy PS3... *crossing all available fingers hoping for PS3 price cut*
  • YoshiFtJ - May 24, 2009 5:36 p.m.

    Cool. I really liked SOTC (but I wasn't a fan of Ico).
  • StickyLungs - May 24, 2009 4:02 p.m.

  • GlassPants - May 22, 2009 11:14 p.m.

    So why do I want to cry when I saw this trailer? Is there still a 'Neverending Story' itch I didn't scratch in my youth or something? ... FAL-COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRR!!!
  • cherilusive - May 22, 2009 8:59 p.m.

    If this ist awesome, ill eat my bat
  • DarthPunk - May 22, 2009 8:50 p.m.

    Am I seeing a different trailer to all the people who are saying this is beautiful? Cuz all I'm seeing is kid with detail that would look bad on a PS2 but looks downright appalling on a PS3. And how do they go from design as beautiful as the colossi in SOTC to seeing that looks like a lemur with little wings glued on the back?
  • Seabread - May 21, 2009 12:45 p.m.

    Finally! a game worth keeping my dusty, unused ps3 for.
  • morbiusdog - May 21, 2009 11:59 a.m.

    Looks like an ikkle baby griffon to me!! Can't wait to meet it's parents!
  • ZombiesVsYourMom - May 21, 2009 3:29 a.m.

  • Yellowhat17 - May 21, 2009 1:12 a.m.

    Please come to 360 :(
  • ZombiesVsYourMom - May 21, 2009 12:05 a.m.

  • helloimgaydo - May 20, 2009 11:30 p.m.

    And then... I bought a Playstation
  • Jimmyjammy - May 20, 2009 11:21 p.m.

    I'm personally a little bit disapointed by this trailer. The game looks like it should be the mid point between SotC and ICO, not the follow up to Shadow. I imagine it will play a lot more like ICO and It just feels like a step down from SotC. Can you really watch this and think 'Yes, that game will be bettter than Shadow of the Colossus, and is indeed a progression from it'?
  • vitoruss - May 20, 2009 10:42 p.m.

    20 Bucks that creature ends up being killed at the end only to tear my heartstrings worse than when Agro died.... :'( ...But then out of nowhere he was alive again and the sadness and feeling of Agro dieing in vain was shattered by "Lol N'vincibl whorse!!1!"
  • Mavarious - May 20, 2009 10:38 p.m.

    I hope the game's really long and over time you get to watch the boy and colossi grow up and grow closer together. Guess I'm gonna have to start getting closer with some of my friends with PS3s.
  • Fancy Rat - May 20, 2009 10:14 p.m.

    I sincerely hope you were kidding about the graphics. Why does that kid look like he stepped out of a PS1 game?
  • supak00ldud3 - May 20, 2009 9:54 p.m.

    Forget Killzone Poo. Forget MGS Snore. Forget Drakes (actually I liked Drake's Fortune so I'll leave it at that). THIS is the sole reason for shelling out the money to buy a PS3.

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