Team ICO To Reveal New Project At GDC Or E3 2009?
PlayStation 3 owners have been waiting patiently (or in some cases, not so patiently) for details concerning Team ICO's mysterious project. Well, the latest update seems to indicate an unveiling at either this month's Game Developer Conference, or at E3 in June.
According to CGReviews, the fact that Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda is speaking at the GDC this year should mean something, and if the game is revealed, we may see the first trailer at E3. Evidently, the reason this game has remained shrouded behind a veil of secrecy is simply because it hasn't held an "official title" for the past five months. Also, because the complete date is a good ways off - Fall 2010 - Sony didn't want everyone filing onto the hype train too soon; many might start asking to disembark well before the train actually reaches its destination. As for the rest of what we'll see at E3, one of the more interesting games is Heavy Rain, which should be nearing the finish line. God of War III is certainly expected to make a big splash as well. But those who remember ICO and SotC with a fond, wistful look in their eyes have been waiting on Team ICO information for a long time, and their wait may soon be over. Well, the wait for the announcement, anyway; Fall 2010 is still pretty far in the future.
If the game does finally see the light of day at either conference, we'll be sure to let you know about it ASAP. Some are hoping for a direct sequel to SotC while others simply want another awesome IP. But either way, we're all expecting something special.
3/6/2009 Ben Dutka