Some new details on The Last Guardian have leaked thanks to the latest issue of the Weekly Famitsu magazine from Japan.
The Last Guardian is the long-awaited next game from Team ICO, the developers behind ICO and Shadow of the Colossus; both of which are coming to the PS3 soon in a sweet new HD collection.
Here are the new details courtesy of andriasang:
You initially can’t communicate with Torico, so he’ll quickly fall asleep.
Torico can’t eat everything. If he eats something he doesn’t like, he’ll spit it out.
The game uses a collision system with similar capabilities to that of Shadow of the Colossus.
Even if you’re caught by the guards that fill the dungeons, the game doesn’t immediately end.
Torico may have a life gauge.
They’re currently looking into the possibility of showing gauges to support the player — this is one area that Ueda is worrying over.
In its impressions of the game, Famitsu commented that it exceeded expectations — it’s real that exceeds real.
Torico actions are very detailed — down to the level of his reacting differently depending on the sound in the area.
The game uses a fake language
Famitsu commented that the boy main character’s movements are also incredible. Ueda responded that when the boy approaches a wall, he will naturally extend his arms out, and as he approaches Torico, he will touch the creature. To show the feeling of existence for the characters, you need to show such actions that make it look like the character himself knows that there’s a wall there.
Ueda also talked quite a bit about the game’s expressive and physical computation power.
Addition details from the magazine on the ICO Shadow of the Colossus Collection for PS3 state that Shadow looks amazing in stereoscopic 3D, according to creator Ueda. Who also says that they will be remaking the opening scene of ICO for the set.
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