If you’re heading out to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this weekend, you might see the new The Last Guardian CG trailer, titled An Unbreakable Bond and featuring Trico, the boy, and suits of armor.
“When a young boy meets a colossal, mysterious creature named Trico, the pair form a deep, unbreakable bond that will help them survive amongst the crumbling ruins and malevolent dangers that surround them,” the description says.
Speaking with the PlayStation Blog, Creative Director Fumito Ueda talked about realizing the full initial vision for The Last Guardian:
I’m going to be little hard on myself here… but to say I’ve done everything 100% is not completely true. As a creator, there’s always a little more you feel you could have done. When I finished Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, I felt exactly the same way. Having said that, I think the staff from Sony and Gendesign has put everything, every ounce of energy we had, and poured it into the project.
After saying “Trico is a hybrid of sorts, a mixture of a cat, a dog, a bird, and the like,” Ueda said that he sees The Last Guardian as possibly being set in the same universe as Ico and Shadow of the Colossus:
The way I see it, maybe they are from the same world, or the same universe. But anything further than that is really up to the player’s imagination. Everyone has a different level of relationship with the two previous titles, so we wouldn’t dictate that it is or it isn’t. It’s up to the player.
Asked about finally launching The Last Guardian on December 6 for PlayStation 4, Ueda said, “It’s quite simple… at the end of playing through the game, if the player feels the existence of Trico, like it’s really there, then we have accomplished what we set out to do.”