Sony has been keeping the lid on tight when it comes to The Last Guardian. We’ve heard bits and pieces here and there, but nothing concrete. But of course there are other ways to learn information about the title, like retailers.
Tesco, ASDA, The Hut, Zavvi, and Woolworths all have set The Last Guardian release to October 7th. Coincidence? Probably not.
Shadow of the Colossus and ICO collection are set to launch some time in the first half of 2011 in both Europe and North America. Although the dates have yet to be confirmed for those as well.
Either way, 2011 is looking to be a great year for Sony in terms of software. The Last Guardian could only improve that line-up.
ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are easily some of the best titles in PlayStation 2’s library and with the third entry in the series on the horizon it looks like it will be time for ICO and Shadow of the Colossus fans to play through these titles again to hold them over til The Last Guardian’s release.
Game designer for team ICO Fumito Ueda was asked in a interview with 1UP about a Shadow of the Colossus and ICO remastering similar to that of the God of War Collection. He responded “Initially, I didn’t want to consider that, I always thought they were designed for PS2 and should stay there. But lately, I’ve been thinking it would be nice to provide the games to other platforms to reach more users.”
While the original two games are visually impressive for PlayStation 2, a little PS3 make over could definitely do them some good. The Last Guardian is currently set for 2010 and is exclusively for PlayStation 3.