The lights are on
Sad news for Team Ico/PlayStation 3 fans. Making official what was obviously already happening, Sony has delayed the HD Shadow of the Colossus/ICO collection originally planned for this spring. Furthermore, Team Ico's The Last Guardian has also been pushed back.
Here is a statement from The Last Guardian director/game designer Fumito Ueda on the matter from the Official PlayStation Blog:
I announced at last year’s Tokyo Game Show that the release timing of The Last Guardian which is currently being developed would be holiday 2011.
However, to provide more challenging and better quality of content to users and to fulfill First Party Studio’s obligations, I decided to postpone its release timing.
All the members of my production team are working together at a fast pace to develop and release the game in First Party Studio quality.
I sincerely apologize to all the customers who have been waiting for The Last Guardian for so long, but I beg for your patience. I will also announce the new release timing at a later time.
Similarly, Sony says it'll release a new official release date for Ico and Shadow of the Colossus: The Collection at a later date. Hopefully release dates for both games will be nailed down and announced by the time E3 hits in June.
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This saddens me greatly. I was really looking forward to getting my favorite game (SOTC) and Ico in HD soon.
I just want Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Thats all i ask for... come on guys. make it happen soon!
Nooo! I can wait for The Last Guardian, but the collection was supposed to hold me over. Ah well, guess I'll just count on this year's other awesome releases to hold me over.
They've got to stop delaying these games!
Considering the alternative, I'm very happy to hear this.
My guess is that the Ico/SotC collection is already done but is being held back so it can be released closer to The Last Guardian's release date. They want the two games to come out relatively close to each other. The collection will likely have a demo for Guardian.
i hope it wasn't delayed too long
I'm looking forward to this so much. At least we can take comfort in the fact that Team Ico wants this collection to be as great and polished as it possibly could be.
Well seeing as the developers want this game to be high quality I'm not to discouraged about the time being delayed some. This game is obviously going to be a great game. I'm looking very forward to the HD remake of shadow and ico as well
This and Sony's unannounced Collection of a PS2 Classic will be exceptional!
At least we can take solace in the fact that we'll still be still be able to get our hands on these. Not only that, but they'll be even more polished than they would be if they released today.
bad news, now i have tu buy MK or wait for catherine ***
As interesting as these titles look, I'm more interested in seeing what the new yet-to-be-announced collection is. It seems like all the games I've been playing lately are really dark and depressing so I'd rather play something that doesn't end so sad just for a change.
I am sad now. I was really looking forward to this collection and to getting my hands on the new Team ICO game. Though I'd rather them make a complete project the first time and have it be stellar then have to update it often.
Oh well, I'm getting Skyrim this holiday season anyway, so wouldn't have time for this. Fate.
I have no problem with this, I have plenty of other games to work on, my next being Metal Gear Solid 4. I'm really looking forward to The Last Guardian though, as well as the Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection.
They've been Duke'd.