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Secrets of the Project Trico trailer revealed

- It's a prequel to Shadow of the Colossus. This might be a bit of a leap, but bear with us. From a thematic standpoint the idea makes sense. The trilogy is being told backwards. If SOTC filled in some of the back story of Ico and gave the game greater context, we think Trico will do exactly the same with the monster murder 'em up. Maybe we'll find out how the Colossi were created and why their land was left deserted.

After watching the trailer until our eyes went funny, we also think the world seen in the trailer is the same desolated land from SOTC. The barren openness, the underground caverns, the vast ghostly expanses. Not only do they share a stylistic link, but some of the locations in Trico look damn similar to bits in the PS2 game. Look below if you don't believe us.

Above: Trico - an Aztec-like city

Above: SOTC - notice the similar-looking architecture

Above: Trico - an indoor candle-lit cavern

Above: SOTC - the cavern you fight the 11th Colossus in

If we're right about this, admittedly sizable leap of faith, and it is the same world, then we reckon the creature could well be the first Colossus. Massive and mournful, it has the same dead, pupil-free eyes of the half animal/half mechanical leviathans from the last game. The creature could well be what the Colossi originally were, before they were turned into mechanical monstrosities to house SOTC's demon baddie, Dormin. It looks to share elements with several of those titans, too, as it can both fly - like the 5th and 13th Colossi - and swim underwater - like the 7th Colossi.

Above: Trico - the mysterious winged creature

Above: SOTC - Look familiar? It's the mysterious 5th winged Colossus

Want more evidence that the game takes place before either Ico or SOTC? Just look at the kid. His appearance and dress sense closely resemble Ico. But, if this was a sequel, he'd surely have horns - in line with Ico's ancestor Wander creating a lineage of horned sprogs in SOTC that curse all future generations. The fact that he doesn't have them could well point to Trico taking place before both PS2 titles.

- The last thing you must know? It'll almost definitely be beautiful, ethereal and 'effing brilliant.

May 20, 2009


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71 comments

  • 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.

    I LOVED THE MILLER'S CROSSING REFERENCE!
  • 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.

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

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

    OMGZ LOL CATZ!!!
  • 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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