E3 2010 has come and gone, and it was a great show. However, until the very end, I held out hope that the one thing I most wished for would materialize (and no, I’m not referring to Kinect’s price), to no avail. What am I talking about? Fumito Ueda’s The Last Guardian.
No new trailer. No game details. No release date. Not even one measly screen. No news on the Team Ico Bundle, either, which really just adds insult to injury. Regular readers will know that The Last Guardian made appearances on a couple of the Game Rant writers’ Games We Want To See At E3 list (in fact, it was the only game on my list).
So what gives, Sony? Why the silent treatment on The Last Guardian? Uncharacteristically, a Sony spokesperson actually addressed that very issue. Speaking to 1up, Sony’s Ron Eagle put it fairly bluntly:
“…there’s more dates on the calendar than just E3. More events. Read into that what you will. There’s nothing official that we can tell you other than The Last Guardian continues in production and we can’t wait to show you what Ueda-San has been up to. The game looks fantastic.”
Alright then. Without actually saying that The Last Guardian would debut at the Tokyo Game Show, Eagle certainly seems to be pointing in that direction. Granted, the Tokyo Game Show (Sept. 16 to 19, 2010) is not the only other “date on the calendar.” Specifically, Gamescom (Aug. 18 to 22, 2010) is both an important show and occurs prior to the Tokyo Game Show.
But let’s be serious. The Last Guardian is gearing up to be a flagship title for Team Ico and Sony Computer Entertainment Japan. (At least, I hope it is.) Much as I wish it had been at E3, a Tokyo Game Show reveal makes sense.
I can’t be the only one who didn’t get everything he hoped for from E3 . What E3 news were you wating for that never arrived?
The Last Guardian is going to appear exclusively on the PlayStation 3. Someday.