Sony Interactive Entertainment has released a new trailer for The Last Guardian. The new cinematic trailer doesn’t reveal anything new that we don’t already know, but it’s nice to see that we are approaching the most current release date for the adventure puzzle game. The Last Guardian is set to debut on December 6th in North America and Japan, December 7th in Europe, and December 9th in the UK.
Before jumping into the PlayStation.blog post that reveals an interview between Sid Shuman and Creative Director Fumito Ueda, you can watch the new cinematic trailer that shows us an action between the boy and Trico that can be done in-game when ledges or jumps are too far.
You can check out the new CG trailer below thanks to PlayStation.
Now that you’re done watching the trailer let’s take a look at some of what Sid Shuman’s questions were for Creative Director Fumito Ueda regarding the Last Guardian. One part, as listed below, covers the creation of Trico and how its design came to be.
“Trico is a hybrid of sorts, a mixture of a cat, a dog, a bird, and the like. It might represent a motif. When I was younger, I grew up in a home that had a bunch of animals. My experiences with them are great memories that I still have. In creating Trico, I didn’t really have to do any specific research because it’s a creature that obviously 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.”
If you were ever curious what games helped shape the current state of The Last Guardian, well the time has come seeing that Ueda opened up about exactly what games helped the game’s direction and why they helped, when on the subject of “On other gaming inspirations”…
“There are some games that have opened my eyes and influenced me in big ways. Prince of Persia is one, and Another World. This may come as a surprise, but Virtua Fighter is another… What they all have in common is the intricacy of the animation. I’m always curious in finding ways that animation can help breathe new life into characters — that’s an element that will always appeal to me.”
For fans and gamers alike who want to read more of the interview between Shuman and Ueda, you can hop on over to the PlayStation.blog to get the full scoop.
As for the release date for TLG, folks can expect the game to drop on December 6th in North America and Japan, December 7th in Europe, and December 9th in the UK.