Fumito Ueda On Designing The Last Guardian

September 26, 2009 Written by Kyle P.


In an interview during the Tokyo Game Show, legendary game creator Fumito Ueda recently talked his studio’s latest game, The Last Guardian. Unless you were stranded on an internet-less island, PlayStation LifeStyle was the first site to publicly reveal The Last Guardian, which, at the time, was called Trico. Comprising much of the video and screenshots, a furry creature, who now is known as “Torico”, seemed to be the companion to main character. Thanks to Ueda’s latest interview, some more details have been shed on this furry, cuddly creature.

“When we came up with this animal, we wanted to make an attractive and cute kind of character. We also created this design to match up with and comply with the game design itself.

So that’s how we decided on the size, the quality of the character and its physical capabilities – it was about fitting with the game design.

We ended up having this animal which was much closer in style to the cat, but we also had some other options – a dog-type of cat and also a camel-type character.”

At least we here at PlayStation LifeStyle are extremely excited to see what Ueda has in store for us. What do you guys think? Post your thoughts and feelings in the comment section below.