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The Last Guardian lives, and it's coming to PS4 in 2016

Check outside your window for flying pigs, because Sony has finally announced a release window for The Last Guardian. It's coming in 2016 and no, it's not a PlayStation 3 exclusive any more - it's coming to PS4.

The project from Ico and Shadow of the Colossus director Fumito Ueda was re-revealed at Sony's E3 2015 press conference along with a surprisingly vocal gameplay trailer. It looks a lot like the scarce few screens released from the old version of the game - you know, the one that was supposed to hit PS3 in 2011 - but prettier and grander.

The young boy at the heart of the adventure interacts with his giant beaky dog friend through a series of shouts and exaggerated postures - he's got big ears, so you have to speak up to get heard, after all. There's even some Shadow of the Colossus-style monster scaling (though unlike Wander, he's not trying to kill it).

Of course, 2016's still a pretty big release window, so there's still plenty of time for it to slip another half-decade back. Just kidding. I hope.

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.