'The Last Guardian' News and Updates: The Game Has a Newly Released CG Cinematic Trailer, Release Date Revealed!

By Cores Grace Malaay , Updated Nov 20, 2016 07:56 AM EST
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Finally, "The Last Guardian" is set for launch very soon which already has a new CG cinematic trailer. The game's creative director Fumito Ueda shared some thoughts about it before the release.

According to Kotaku, "Virtua Fighter" is Ueda's huge inspiration on The Last Guardian. He hopes that players will feel the existence of Trico by the end of the game. He said that apart from "Virtua Fighter", "Prince of Persia" and "Another World" are also one of his inspirations. "What they all have in common is the intricacy of the animation," said Ueda.

In PlayStation's blog post Q&A, he was asked about his personal inspirations on "The Last Guardian". Ueda replied: "When I was younger, I grew up in a home that had a bunch of animals." He revealed that Trico is a hybrid of sorts, a mixture of a cat, a dog, a bird and the like.

Ueda also added that his experiences with the animals in his home are great memories that still lingers until today. He said that in creating Trico, he didn't have to perform any specific research since it's a creature that apparently doesn't exist. "But it's really all based on my childhood memories, the way I interacted with the animals, the way they reacted to me," he added.

"The Last Guardian" is an impending video game published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 and developed by genDESIGN and SIE Japan Studio. In the game, a young boy makes friends with a gigantic half-bird-half-mammal creature, Trico and they work together to elude guards that are after them.

Trico must be manoeuvred by the player like a real animal such as enticing it with food to use it to reach high platforms or other remote places while escaping from enemies. According to Polygon, "The Last Guardian" arrives Dec. 6.

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