After eight odd years The Last Guardian (opens in new tab) is actually happening. Something proved by Sony sending out press kits for review. As well as some lovely art and a feather lovingly yanked from Birdcat's behind (not actually yanked from Birdcat's behind) there's a message from creator and director Fumito Ueda.
Here's the message in full:
It's been a long time coming, but I take great pleasure (and relief!) in knowing that The Last Guardian is in your hands.
When we first began work on The Last Guardian, I intended it to take from and build on our experience working on ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, making it something akin to a greatest hits album. Unfortunately, as you know, we ran into a few twists and turns along the way, and the title took longer than anyone expected. Still, just as ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are truly unique games, so too is The Last Guardian an experience unlike any other.
As you play, take the time to stop and enjoy the scenery as you follow these unlikely companions on their journey. And you definitely won't want to miss the ending.
The development team and I hope you all have a wonderful time with The Last Guardian. Nothing would make us happier.
As well as that touching little message the press kit also contained that feather, and a bunch of concept art and notes. Take a look at it all in the gallery.
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