'The Last Guardian' Release Date, News & Update: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Announces Game's Completion on Twitter!
The highly anticipated video game from genDESIGN and SIE Japan Studio, "The Last Guardian" has finally gone gold. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida announces the game's completion on Twitter, sending gamers and fans into a frenzy.
According to Engadget, "The Last Guardian" was set for an October 25 release date, but the studio decided to move it to December 6. The decision to delay the game came from the fact that the studio met several bugs than they expected during the game's last stages of development. It looks like they've moved past the bugs now, as Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that the game has gone gold. This means that the game can finally meet their December 6 deadline.
The odd thing about the announcement of Sony's Shuhei Yoshida via Twitter is that his "The Last Guardian" tweet was immediately deleted, as per IGN. However, a new tweet seems to retain the message, as seen below. Was Yoshida not supposed to spill the beans just yet?
I've waited a very long time to say this... The Last Guardian has gone gold! I'm so excited for you all to finally experience it
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 22, 2016
"The Last Guardian" is a third-person perspective game that brings together action-adventure and puzzle elements. It follows a male character, played by the gamer, who is tasked to explore his world alongside a creature called Tico. Players will also have to earn Tico's trust and form a friendship with the creature in order to move on in the game.
Back in June, Kotaku reported that the game is loosely based on the "Shadow of Colossus" game from Fumito Ueda. "The Last Guardian" is Ueda's latest endeavor, which took him almost 10 years to complete. This game is based on "Shadow of Colossus"' two characters, Wander and his horse, Agro.
Ueda shared that in "The Last Guardian," they made sure to focus on the story and game balance. This took them some time to develop, which resulted in a ten-year gap between this new endeavor and "Shadow of the Colossus," which also took four years to complete. "The Last Guardian" arrives on PlayStation 4 beginning December 6.