Gamers have been looking forward to The Last Guardian since the first rumblings began to appear shortly after the release of Team Ico’s Shadow of the Colossus. The game is finally almost here – the culmination of an extremely lengthy and sometimes rocky development process that has, in some ways, overshadowed the game itself. We’ve been covering the game since its first trailer, all the way up through the official announcement of its completion. The Last Guardian holds the unusual distinction of being one of our most anticipated games for three different years, appearing as an entry on our “Most Anticipated Games” list in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Ahead of E3 2009, the trailer for “Project Trico,” the next game from Team Ico, leaked out. Project Trico was the internal codename given to the project that would become The Last Guardian. For Team Ico fans, and PlayStation fans as a whole, it was an exciting glimpse at the anticipated next game from the creators of Shadow of the Colossus. The official announcement for The Last Guardian came during Sony’s E3 2009 press conference, during which the first official trailer for the then-PS3 exclusive was shown off.