The Last Guardian, Sony’s much-anticipated follow-up to Shadow of the Colossus, has been delayed. Originally set for an Oct. 25 release, The Last Guardian will finally be available to the public on Dec. 6, according to Sony.
In an update on the PlayStation Blog, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshidi said extra time was needed to fix bugs.
"The Last Guardian development team is fast approaching major milestones in production and has made the tough decision to delay the release of The Last Guardian a few weeks," he said.
"A delay is a difficult decision, particularly with this game, but we have encountered more bugs than anticipated while in the final stages of development,” Yoshidi said. “To ensure that The Last Guardian delivers on the experience that the game’s creators have envisioned, we need to take the extra time to work on those issues."
The Last Guardian will be launched on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on Dec. 6.
The Last Guardian: The player pushes large physical obstructions to make their way through each level
At its E3 2015 press conference, Sony showed off new gameplay footage from The Last Guardian.
The trailer showed a boy we’ve seen in previous trailers, who worked with a large creature to overcome obstructions to survive. Set in mountains, the player pushed large physical obstructions to make their way through each level. The trailer also highlighted the player sailing through the air after a high jump, and the creatures reacted by saving the player by catching him with its mouth. Though it missed, the creature’s tail swung forward to let the player grab on and reach for safety.
The Last Guardian: Watch 16 minutes of gameplay footage
DualShockers posted a two videos that show 16 minutes of gameplay footage from the highly anticipated adventure game. The footage was captured on a PlayStation 4.
The Last Guardian: Screenshots show Toriko Playing Hide And Seek
Back in August, Sony released new screenshots for The Last Guardian, showing the game’s main character, a young boy trying to escape his captives, and his companion Toriko. The Last Guardian is all about the relationship between these two characters, and we get to see them explore a dungeon-like location, and play hide and seek.
The Last Guardian: Pre-Order The Last Guardian on Amazon For $119.99
A listing on Amazon has unboxed The Last Guardian Collector’s Edition and started pre-orders. From the photo on the listing, the bundle will arrive in a wooden crate with The Last Guardian stamped. In the box, you’ll find a premium steelbook game case emblazoned with Triko and the boy protagonist. Though the game has been in development for quite some time, the 72 page art book will be one of the best highlights of the Collector’s Edition. There’ll also be a digital soundtrack from the game, and a sticker sheet. You can pre-order the Last Guardian Collector’s Edition for $119.99 from the US Amazon site.
The Last Guardian: Watch the official trailer for The Last Guardian