The Last Guardian is expected to release this year, and we’ll get to see more from it at E3 next month. IGN shares a preview for the game with a look at some new screenshots and a couple videos.
The above video features creative director Fumito Ueda on bringing believably to The Last Guardian’s mythical creature, Trico.
You’ve awoken in a cave, with no recollection of how you got there and strange markings on your arms. The “man-eating beast” – Trico – lies nearby, in pain and unable to stand, a heavy collar around its neck and armour-plating across its forehead and down its back. With no way to escape, and feeling sympathy for the creature – despite its formidable size and reputation – you set out to help it.
Trust is one of the key themes of The Last Guardian, and this intimate sequence is centred firmly on the beginnings of the relationship between the boy and the beast. Trico will never be entirely tamed, but in these moments he’s as wild to the boy as he ever will be, and it’s up to you to work out how to help him.
The following video is a chat from IGN about their five favorite things from their hands-on experience with the game.
The Last Guardian is expected to release in 2016 for PlayStation 4.