The Next Duke Nukem Forever? The Last Guardian “Is Still In Development”

Written by: Jon Charles - Published: Friday, September 21st, 2012 - Comments

The Last Guardian Screen_thumb The Last Guardian is still in development according to Sony speaking before Tokyo Game show begins. Fans saw the game in 2009 but rumors of cancellations marred the game.

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If you’re waiting for The Last Guardian you may be waiting a while longer

The Last Guardian is still an anticipated game despite the consistent issues the game sees. The game wowed us when it debuted, creating a unique relationship between a child and a giant bird like creature. The game was since delayed, even rumored to be cancelled. The latter isn’t the case but it doesn’t seem like we’ll be getting the game soon.

Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the game is in development earlier in the year; effectively he said the game will take time. It wasn’t the reassuring news fans wanted. We’re getting into the scenario where the game is similar to Duke Nukem: Forever, a perennially delayed game. We know how that turned out.

Then where is the game? Well, a developer speaking to Kotaku confirmed the game exists — and is in development importantly. The developer didn’t reveal its identity but confirmed the developer is working on the title. That’s all he or she said.

No Close Release

Development is taking place in Japan. Fumito Ueda is working on the project still. He interestingly said the game was probably announced too early and is an ambitious release. Hopefully that doesn’t mean some targets aren’t being met.

The game is scheduled to released on PlayStation 3, though that is looking increasingly unlikely. Sony is expected to unveil its next generation Orbis PlayStation console in 2014. It would be interesting to see the game launch on the console considering how the excitement is constant. Considering how long the game has been in development for, though, I wouldn’t be surprised to not see the game as a launch title. Assuming Sony even releases a next-generation console in 2014.

Ueda added there are a lot of pieces to puzzle and it will take time to get said pieces to fit together. At this point I’m not even sure how the game will play. Comparisons to Ico or Shadow of the Colossus are warranted with it’s developed by Team Ico.

The Last Guardian’s release date is to be announced. The trailer for The Last Guardian is below.


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Written by: Jon Charles
Jonathan is a writer on the technology and video game industries. He is comfortable with using Mac OS X and Windows; he began using Windows with Windows XP during his early double-digit years, and started using OS X in 2009 on a MacBook Pro. He began gaming on the SNES back in the 90s.

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