Few creators enjoy so respected a status as Fumito Ueda.
He has served as director on two titles: ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. They are magical adventures, tapping into the wellspring of wonderment that lives in us all. Both forever have a place in PlayStation’s proud history.
When I reintroduced The Last Guardian at E3 2015, I was genuinely moved by the passion of that audience. Few experiences compare to hearing fans rejoice an unexpected light at the end of a very long tunnel.
Hi all! I recently had the privilege of breaching the structural integrity of the beautiful Collector’s Edition for The Last Guardian. I’d wager the game needs no introduction here, but I still can’t stress enough how profoundly impactful it was to finally hold a copy of the game in my hands. And soon, you’ll be able to as well!
Leading up to the release of The Last Guardian on December 6(!), we’ve been moved by some of the beautiful art fans have created to honor Team Ico and Japan Studio’s story of adventure and companionship. We’ve collected a few of our favorite pieces here with the permission of their artists, and asked them to share some insight about their craft.
As ardent fans of Fumito Ueda’s past games can attest, the audio component of his projects – both sound and music – play a vital role in immersing the player in a rich fantasy world. Many gamers who hear the theme from the 13th boss in Shadow of the Colossus, for example, will immediately recall standing atop a sprinting Agro in pursuit of a gigantic snake like creature soaring over a barren desert.
As the actual, highly anticipated release of The Last Guardian finally nears (Yes, it’s a real game and you’re a mere few weeks away from playing it!), we’re hearing more and more from the community about how designer Fumito Ueda’s work has touched them.
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus seem to hold a special place in the hearts of their fans, though the reasons why vary depending on who you talk to. We thought it a fitting nod to a decade-long wait near its end to celebrate the legacy that precedes The Last Guardian, as shared in thoughts and memories from people in the industry (AKA gamers, like you). It’s also a nifty excuse for us to formally release this tribute video that Tokyo Game Show goers saw last month.
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