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Shadow of the Colossus' lost ending

Team Ico head Fumito Ueda was looking through his notes, and discovered a tantalizing piece of gaming ephemera: a storyboard of an unused ending from Shadow of the Colossus. We're pretty sure it doesn't constitute a spoiler, because, well, it isn't the ending, and it's a difficult image to parse...

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The Last Guardian, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection delayed

Perhaps it's best that we don't hasten the inevitable, tragic death of a majestic creature or its adventurous boy companion. Sony has announced a worldwide delay for The Last Guardian, the third of Team ICO's wistful adventures and the first to debut on PlayStation 3. In a statement on the...

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The Last Guardian will have 'simpler' controls, Ueda says

Not much is known about The Last Guardian, Team Ico's first game for PS3, but PlayStation Blog has posted a short Q&A with Fumito Ueda, the creative director behind the mysterious title, and it offers some insight into the game. Ueda clarifies that The Last Guardian is not a "pet game,"...

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ICO / Shadow of the Colossus collection revealed, not only HD but 3D

Team ICO director Fumito Ueda just took the stage during Sony's TGS presentation and confirmed the consistently leaked ICO / Shadow of the Colossus HD remakes coming to PS3. He didn't share many details – Are they sold separately in Japan? – but did reveal one new addition to the...

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Team Ico shows off cleaned-up Ico shots at CEDEC

During a presentation at the CESA Developers Conference on Wednesday about the art of animation, Team Ico head Fumito Ueda brought up some shots from Ico as illustrations. Except the images projected don't look exactly like the PS2 game: the aspect ratio is different, the textures are better, and...

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Look! There are new The Last Guardian screens

We're not going to pussy-foot around this (ha, you said -- nevermind): Team Ico's highly-anticipated The Last Guardian finally has an honest-to-goodness website now, chock full of saliva-inducing high-res screens. Aside from that, there isn't really much there at the site now -- apart from the...

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Ico developer digs Half-Life 2, interested in making 'first-person games'

Though the Japanese aren't exactly known for their love affair with first-person shooters, Team Ico director Fumito Ueda can name at least one that he digs: Half-Life 2. Speaking to G4TV (through a translator), Ueda named the Valve-developed sequel when asked which games he has had an emotional...

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TGS 2009: Interview: The Last Guardian's Fumito Ueda

We had a few minutes to chat with Fumito Ueda, director of Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and the upcoming The Last Guardian. He explained the game's unusual Japanese title to us, and talked about the possibilities of PSN support. Read on for more: The Japanese title of The Last Guardian is much...

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TGS 2009: Fumito Ueda on the reality of The Last Guardian's fantasy (oh, and new trailer)

"Going with an imaginary creature makes it feel much more real," ICO and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda explained in a new video revealed at the Tokyo Game Show. "None of the elements we're mixing together actually exist, but they feel like they do." Ueda's previous games were praised...

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GDC09: Team ICO's new game is 'close to ICO' in essense

During this morning's GDC 2009 panel on Eastern vs. Western development philosophies, Team ICO head Fumito Ueda was asked -- by Grasshopper Manufacture boss, Goichi "Suda51" Suda -- what the deal is with his crew's next game. You know, the follow-up to Shadow of the Colossus that everyone (even...

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