ICO/Shadow of Colossus Collection and The Last Guardian to be Delayed

SCEE confirmed that the the ICO/Shadow of Colossus Collection is to be delayed from its original release date of Spring 2011 as well as The Last Guardian which was originally set for Holiday/Winter 2011.

Fumito Ueda had this to say:

I announced at last year’s Tokyo Game Show that the release timing of The Last Guardian which is currently being developed would be holiday 2011.

However, 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.

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. I will also announce the new release timing at a later time.

While this is indeed sad news, the PS3 has a treasure trove of games coming out this year and I wouldn’t be surprised if that actually had something to do with it. So keep this in mind and try not to take it as badly as “this” guy.

Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor

  1. #1 by Dean147 on April 20th, 2011 [ 359 Points ]

    I’m not exactly surprised, since there are so many other huge games coming out in the fall. and if they want to delay the game to make it better, let them.

    delays are a good thing in this case.

  2. #2 by Pedro on April 20th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Beats trying to rush everything out the door barely finished and tested.

    But this game certainly is testing everyones patience.

  3. #3 by DJ Paul on April 20th, 2011

    Today is 4/20 not April fools
    But happy holidays anyways

  4. #4 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on April 20th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    Delays are always fine, but I’d say release it in 2012, there are to many exclusives this year, some people will ignore some games for others. But then again not many holiday releases so this seems to be good.

  5. #5 by Royalty32 on April 20th, 2011

    Ok i can see why they would delay TLG but why delay the Team Ico collection. I cant wait to play SotC. Hands down the best game on ps2. The scale alone of that game is just epic. Some of the best boss fights ive seen in a very long time and the music, pure genious.

  6. #6 by Oly on April 20th, 2011 [ 132605 Points ]

    The want the Collection to come out at at a set time before the new game, to keep people’s interest…

    I’m actually glad.. delays usually mean better games.

  7. #7 by Jason on April 20th, 2011 [ 28406 Points ]

    Seeing as shadow of the colossus has 720p textures already this makes no sense other then marketing.

  8. #8 by Royalty32 on April 20th, 2011

    i dnt get it. So are they delaying TLG for an early 2012 release and pushing the Team Ico collection to the holiday season. Im confused?????

  9. #9 by EdEN on April 20th, 2011 [ 221706 Points ]

    So the HD collection will release in holiday 2011 and the game will go to Q2 2012 then? At least that’s what I think could happen. Oh well, more time to finish my backlog!

  10. #10 by Kane112 on April 20th, 2011 [ 35672 Points ]

    ahh boo was looking forward to this oh well

  11. #11 by Jcmdaddy on April 20th, 2011 [ 114567 Points ]

    Sucks to hear, though I haven’t been super excited about it, so I don’t mind the delay. There is so much coming out in the mean time to hold me over.

  12. #12 by Jonaskin on April 20th, 2011

    That sucks, I was hoping to pick up the collection soon as I’ve never played either of them.

  13. #13 by Squirtbot on April 21st, 2011 [ 115 Points ]

    This game hasn’t caught my interest yet, much like Portal 2.

  14. #14 by Markus on April 23rd, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    I eagerly await the release of these games!

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