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Sony confirmed the release date for long-awaited game, from Studio Japan, The Last Guardian. The game will be released on October 25, 2016 exclusively for the PS4.
There are few games that have held fans breathless waiting for their release quite like The Last Guardian. Fans fell in love with Team ICO’s previous games (ICO and Shadows of the Colossus) and have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Last Guardian for a decade. The game was originally announced as part of the opening salvo for the Playstation 3, but development issues, staff turnover, and who knows what else kept the game from being released on the console in a timely manner. Eventually it was decided to move the game over to the PlayStation 4.
The story is fascinating and I would give anything to be able to see what was happening in the studio through the development cycle, but I have a feeling that it is a mystery that will be locked away forever.
The Last Guardian is an action platforming game where players take on the role of a little boy who is befriended by a strange creature that looks somewhat like a cross between a bird, a dog, and a goat. The trailer suggests that the key component in the story of the game is the relationship between the boy and his friend as they explore a strange set of ruins.