The Last Guardian, Ico & Shadow Of The Colossus Have All Been Delayed

The Last Guardian, Ico & Shadow Of The Colossus Have All Been Delayed

Sad news out of Sony tonight, as Team Ico boss Fumito Ueda sends word that his studio’s upcoming PS3 game The Last Guardian, along with the HD re-releases of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, have all been delayed.

The Ico/SotC collection was originally supposed to be out this Spring. Last Guardian, meanwhile, was supposed to be out “Holiday/Winter”. No new dates, or even release windows, have been provided, but this must surely mean that Last Guardian has slipped to 2012.

Ueda has penned an apology to disappointed fans, which reads:

I announced at last year’s Tokyo Game Show that the release timing of The Last Guardian which is currently being developed would be holiday 2011.

However, to provide more challenging and better quality of content to users and to fulfil First Party Studio’s obligations, I decided to postpone its release timing.

All the members of my production team are working together at a fast pace to develop and release the game in First Party Studio quality.

I sincerely apologise to all the customers who have been waiting for “The Last Guardian” for so long, but I beg for your patience. I will also announce the new release timing at a later time.




    First Miles Edgeworth AAI2 won’t be getting localised, and now this? *sob*

  • Dammit.

    I don’t mind The Last Guardian slipping – I never thought the xmas season would be a good spot for it, it’d end up getting lost under all the big sequels (COD, Battlefield, Uncharted, etc) coming out around then. Better to put it in (hopefully!) Q1 2012 when there aren’t so many high profile titles around.

    But I was really hoping for Ico/SotC soon 🙁 What the hell could go wrong with a port of a PS2 game that could cause it to slip by 6+ months? Hopefully they’re doing some MAJOR graphical upgrade above and beyond the HD polish they did for the GOW collection. On the other hand, if it’s just being held up by implementing 3D which will get used by about 10 people, then I’ll be annoyed.

    • They have said they were making new high resolution textures for SotC, so it is more than a simple port.

      I wonder if this will give them time to do the same for Ico?

  • It got delayed? What a shock! I honestly cannot believe that happened! This is so surprising!

    Alright, sarcasm aside, this is a little lame.

  • well PS3 always delays their games..
    “it only does everything” …well except releasing their games on the release dates

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