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Delays for The Last Guardian, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

In terrible news today, The Last Guardian and the HD PS3 ports of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus have been delayed.

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I come bearing bad news for people who relish the destruction of beautiful creatures. The Last Guardian and Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection have both been delayed, Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog. The Last Guardian was previously due in the 2011 holiday season, while the Collection was expected this spring.

"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," director Fumito Ueda of developer Team Ico explained in a statement. "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," Ueda said. "I will also announce the new release timing at a later time."

The Collection spruces up Team Ico's PlayStation 2 classics Shadow of the Colossus and Ico for PS3 with HD resolutions, PlayStation Network trophies and 3D support. They'll prepare players for The Last Guardian, which will conclude the Ico trilogy with almost-certain heartbreak.

From The Chatty

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    April 20, 2011 6:00 AM

    Comment on Delays for The Last Guardian, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection, by Alice O'Connor.

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      April 20, 2011 6:17 AM

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i was looking forward to all of those :(

      any word on WHEN they're delayed until?

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      April 20, 2011 6:28 AM

      FUCK.THAT.SHIT. >:(( Alice O'Connor you are 3 weeks late for an april fools, that ain't funny..

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      April 20, 2011 6:33 AM

      :'(

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      April 20, 2011 6:34 AM

      Last Guardian out of 2011. Release date announcement to come (unknown). -- That sucks, but whenever it comes out, it'll be worth it.

      This is one of those developers that I will buy day 1 no matter what.

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        April 20, 2011 6:43 AM

        I'm guessing Spring/Summer of 2012

        • Ebu
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          April 20, 2011 8:47 AM

          One day after the apocalypse :(

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        April 20, 2011 9:29 AM

        I'm waiting a month or two to buy it. If they kill that creature off at the end, fuck 'em. I'm not going to play a game where that happens, not again. I don't care how good it is.

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      April 20, 2011 6:37 AM

      Lame! : /

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      April 20, 2011 6:41 AM

      Booo.

      On the plus side, lots of other games to play this year.

      But still...boo.

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      April 20, 2011 6:46 AM

      NOOOOOOOOO

      Been waiting for so long! But yeah... like others have said there are a ton of games coming out this year so having 1 less will at least put more focus on each of them. That is assuming it doesn't come out this year...

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      April 20, 2011 6:51 AM

      :((((

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      April 20, 2011 7:05 AM

      Wasn't this confirmed like 2 or 3 months ago when Ico/SotC's release date was suddenly super delayed?

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        April 20, 2011 9:06 AM

        Disappointing. I was really looking forward to these.

        I take comfort in the fact that they'll still be awesome when they do finally arrive, though.

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      April 20, 2011 7:15 AM

      Suicide is the only way out.

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      April 20, 2011 7:26 AM

      Well nuts.

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      April 20, 2011 7:44 AM

      Is it becoming a trend for the big games in Japan to get delayed for years? Lookin' at you GT5...

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      April 20, 2011 8:38 AM

      delays are the new hotness

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      April 20, 2011 9:07 AM

      Nooo. I want a doggie. :(

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      April 20, 2011 12:38 PM

      Ueda and his team can take all the time they need.

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      April 20, 2011 12:54 PM

      I still haven't finish ICO.

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      April 20, 2011 1:14 PM

      Maybe they'll use the time to come up with other silly excuses to why the lead in Last Guardian isn't a lady, (just a dude that looks like a lady).

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      April 20, 2011 3:44 PM

      I will persist to be patient Uedasan

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      April 21, 2011 1:35 AM

      This makes me sad :-(

      I havenever played wither ico of Shadow (bar a chugging emulator version) and am really lookingforward to them!