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The Last Guardian is getting PS4 Pro support

4K support, improved performance and HDR inbound.

The Last Guardian will be supporting PlayStation 4 Pro, with the much awaited game upscaling to 4K and bringing minor performance improvements on Sony's new console when it launches this December.

Beast your eyes on 18 minutes of The Last Guardian gameplay

A meaty 18 minutes of The Last Guardian footage, filmed at the Tokyo Game Show this week, has appeared online.

The Last Guardian footage comes from Japanese media monster Famitsu, and gives us our clearest look yet at what the long-awaited PS4 game is like to actually play.

The recorded demo shows an area that wasn't in The Last Guardian E3 build that Wes played and wrote about in June, but we have seen snippets of the area in trailers before.

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The Last Guardian finally, finally gets a release date

Sony has finally, after all these years, given The Last Guardian a release date. It will be released 25th October 2016 on PS4. Yes, it's coming out this year believe it or not.

Sony aired a new trailer at E3 that showed a second Catweagle - a bad Catweagle. Otherwise it was the same kind of whimsical man-and-beast platforming we've seen before.

You can see what else Sony and other publishers announced at the show this year with our E3 guide.

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PS3 Last Guardian trailer was "specced up" for the occasion

PS3 Last Guardian trailer was "specced up" for the occasion

Wasn't like that in real life, hence the problems.

When Sony originally showed The Last Guardian running on PS3, the video wasn't apparently representative of how the game actually performed - but was "specced up" for the occasion.

In reality, "the game was running at a much lower frame rate", Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Kotaku at E3.

As development drew excruciatingly on, and the PS3 struggled to cope with the game's vision, PS4 dev kits arrived - and a solution presented itself. The Last Guardian became a PS4 game in 2012.

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It's time for your latest update on The Last Guardian - again

It's time for your latest update on The Last Guardian - again

Don't hold your breath for it being at this year's Tokyo Game Show.

AWOL PlayStation exclusive The Last Guardian didn't turn up during Sony's Gamescom press conference this week. Were we expecting it? Perhaps not.

But we had hoped for the Team Ico title to perhaps show up at the Tokyo Game Show in September 2014.

Alas, it doesn't sound like it'll be there, either.

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It's time for your latest update on The Last Guardian

It's time for your latest update on The Last Guardian

"People are going through this roller coaster of emotions, and it's our fault for not releasing the game yet."

It really wouldn't be a big game show without your regular update on perennial absentee The Last Guardian, and Eurogamer's happy as ever to oblige, with Sony Computer Entertainment's president of worldwide studios telling us once again what's going on with Team Ico's game.

Prior to E3 there had been some confusion as to whether The Last Guardian had been cancelled or not after an erroneous report appeared on IGN. "There were a difficult couple of days before the show - I'm sure you noticed," Yoshida told Eurogamer. "I'm so happy it was retracted before the show happened."

As to what's actually happening with The Last Guardian, which is widely believed to have shifted platform to PlayStation 4, the situation remains much as it was at Gamescom last year. "It's the same message!" Yoshida said with a smile.

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The Last Guardian "well staffed" and "in development"

But still no word on when, where or how it will be released.

GamesIndustry.biz has run the second half of its massive interview with Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, and managed to squeeze a few vaguely reassuring but maddeningly inconclusive words from him regarding the status of The Last Guardian.

Here is your regular Last Guardian update

Here is your regular Last Guardian update

"They are still working on it," says Yoshida.

Five years ago I met up with Shuhei Yoshida at Gamescom's last year in Leipzig and asked him the same question he's been getting in pretty much every interview since: what's happening with the Last Guardian?

"I used to call them Olympic Team, because they always spend four years on their games," Yoshida said in reference to Team Ico, the developer behind the much anticipated and much delayed title. "Ico started in 1997 and we saw that in 2001, Shadow was released in 2005. So it's an Olympic cycle."

2009 came and went without a peep, and now four years on from then we're still yet to see much more on The Last Guardian. It's safe to say that the Olympic cycle's been broken. So what's the latest word on the game?

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Sony US boss Tretton downplays PS4 2012 announcement

Sony US boss Tretton downplays PS4 2012 announcement

Uses that "hitting its stride" phrase for PS3 again.

It's sounding increasingly unlikely that Sony will announce PlayStation 4 this year.

Wise-cracking Sony US leader Jack Tretton told IGN that "I don't want to be thinking about trying to launch new technology any time soon", and said he'd be "very distracted" talking about next-gen hardware this year.

"In terms of when you talk about [the next generation] and when you announce it, it really depends on the health of the existing platform and the other things you have going on," tremoloed Tretton.

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The Last Guardian: Sony confirms Fumito Ueda's departure

The Last Guardian: Sony confirms Fumito Ueda's departure

Is "committed to completing" the project.

Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda has left Sony, the PlayStation manufacturer has confirmed.

Ueda is finishing PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Guardian on a contract basis, and is "committed to completing" the project, Sony said in a statement issued to Gamasutra.

The 41-year-old's departure, exclusively revealed by Eurogamer last month, ends a 14-year career at Sony that has seen the launch two of the most iconic PlayStation games ever. Following The Last Guardian's release, currently set at some time in 2012, Ueda will pursue personal projects.

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Sony offers Last Guardian reassurance

Downplays TGS no-show.

Sony has reassured gamers that Team Ico is still "hard at work" on The Last Guardian, despite the high-profile PS3 exclusive missing the Tokyo Game Show next week.

18 unannounced Vita games set for TGS

18 unannounced Vita games set for TGS

Plus three unannounced PS3 games.

18 unannounced PlayStation Vita games will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony has announced.

Three unannounced PlayStation 3 games will also be playable, Andriasang reports.

The Vita games confirmed as being playable at Sony's PlayStation Vita Zone are:

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Team Ico HD bonus content detailed

Last Guardian video footage included.

Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection will pack in a smattering of bonus content alongside the twin PS2 classics when it arrives on PlayStation 3 later this year.

The Last Guardian release date revealed?

The Last Guardian release date revealed?

UK shops agree on October date.

A number of UK shops have gone live with a Friday 7th October release date for hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Guardian.

Tesco, ASDA, The Hut, Zavvi and Woolworths all say the Team ICO-developed title will release on 7th October.

GAME, Play, Amazon and HMV are yet to suggest a release date, however.

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Team Ico Collection gets Trophies

Move and 3D possible for The Last Guardian.

The high definition PlayStation 3 ports of Team Ico classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus will include Trophies, super cool creator Fumito Ueda's confirmed.

The Last Guardian out "late 2011"

For those confused by "holiday 2011".

We thought this was obvious, but for those of you who wondered what "holiday 2011" meant in relation to enchanting PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Guardian's release date (and we know some of you did), it's "late 2011", Sony confirmed to Eurogamer.

Last Guardian coming holiday 2011

"It's time for us to go into crunch mode."

The Last Guardian, the new PS3 exclusive from the team behind ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, is slated to launch during "holiday 2011".

Ueda presenting Last Guardian at TGS

Sony's let the cateagle out of the bag.

Sony has confirmed that PS3 exclusive The Last Guardian will be shown at this year's Tokyo Game Show, which conveniently gets under way next week.

Team ICO pack for LBP this week

ICO, Yorda costumes shown.

Media Molecule will offer a Team ICO pack for LittleBigPlanet this Thursday, paying homage to brilliant PS2 games ICO and Shadow of the Colossus.

E3: Last Guardian beast is a cateagle

Creator Ueda details his next.

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda has explained that the creature in PS3 creation The Last Guardian is a giant, imprisoned cateagle that may only be a baby.

E3: Trico finally shown, renamed

Ueda's The Last Guardian.

Sony has finally unveiled the third game from Fumito Ueda's Sony Japan team, previously codenamed Trico. Now it's called The Last Guardian.

Project Trico video leaked

Footage thought to be over a year old.

Sony fansite PlayStation Lifestyle claims to have blown the lid on the next game from Team ICO, codenamed Project Trico.

ICO creator to speak at GDC

Ueda ready to show PS3 game?

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda has been confirmed as one of the speakers for the Game Developers Conference next month.