The Last Guardian | oprainfall

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but there’s a rumor going around that this will be the year The Last Guardian is shown at E3. No, seriously.

Development on Team Ico’s follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus started in 2007, and the game even got a showing at E3 2009. But since then, The Last Guardian has wallowed in development hell, with no word except the occasional rumors of its cancellation and assurances that it’s still being worked on.

However, the UK newspaper The Guardian has mysteriously included The Last Guardian in their 15 Most Anticipated Games of E3 article, saying that they “have it on very good authority” that this is the year we’ll see something. Maybe someone at the paper does have an inside source and we’ll finally get a glimpse of the game after 6 years.

It should be noted, however, that The Guardian‘s list also includes The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, which Nintendo confirmed won’t be shown after it’s release was delayed until 2016, so take this rumor with however many grains of sodium chloride you need. After all, if people keep predicting that “this is the year”, eventually they’ll be right.

What do you think? Is this the year? If so, how different will the game look from what we saw in 2009?


Eric Chetkauskas
Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.