Ueda sat down at a recent GDC panel to answer some questions regarding his team's upcoming games.
What, so do we even know the name, do we have a pic.
I am EXCITED, and my GDC is complete. :)
i thought Ueda was suppose to present this year
I agree eagle21,"spiritually is the key word here,and thats most important. I am very happy to hear it is(will) be more like ICO.I know lots of people wanted a SOTC sequel,but I think they can give us both............."A game along the lines of ICO,with boss battles like we got in SOTC"......... mixed in throughout the adventure.The best of both Worlds.... If we just got a SOTC sequel,thats all we would have gotten.And we would have lost the ICO style game.I think with a ICO style game,we can still get great SOTC boss battles mixed in throughout the game....At least I hope so. It's my most anticipated game,and without seing even a pixel,go figure.
that would be awesome, have Ico mazing and SotC boss fights
i think he was originally going to, but a week or two ago canceled his speech, and will do it at E3.
I would KILL to see his new game!
I want Shadow of the Colossus not Ico.
ICO was a better game than SotC IMO. Both game are so good though.
"We are struggling"
I don't know what the struggling stuff meant but I want SotC2!!! Ive waited long enough!
Struggling to live up to their lofty standards? Struggling to get a unique idea? I wouldn't worry though unless they've decided to make an FPS.
Ueda is a super super perfectionist. Anything he says about his creating of the game will be... humble... to say the least. unlike say, oh I dunno, Itagaki that arrogant bastage
Oh great! I really didn't see it that way. Don't know anything about this guy and I was thinking more : "We have problems with the ps3 and we're struggling to get something good done" lol
Same thing Kojima meant during the development of MGS4..."struggling to get the great game we want but we are getting there" Not struggling would mean = good game (multiplatform quality)
Probably with something unique and new on a new system.
Hmmm..... could he be indirectly confirming a direct sequel to ICO? I hope so, because I'd love to find out what happens after you find girl on the other end of the shoreline on the beach in ICO. Since Ueda is STILL being so secretive about the game, it seems like it'll be a while before it's revealed, but I hope it's revealed by E3 because I don't want to wait all the way until TGS.
while a sequel would be nice, some of the appeal of ICO is not knowing what happens next, well in my case anyway. maybe a game set after the events, sort of like how SOTC is set before ico.
It will be an indirect sequel, if its even related this time. Ueda's own interpretation of the ending of ICO was that both characters were dead (although I can't find the quote). Either way the ending was purposely left vague so the player could interpret it in their own way. It could have been a dream, Yorda could have been transformed/dead, etc. After letting the player interpret what happens it would be wrong to suddenly decide the real ending for everyone (in my opinion). We'll never see Ico again, although I could see Yorda returning (probably as an evil character though). I hope they keep a small link to the other games in the new title (similar to the one between Colossus and ICO), but that's likely all there will be.
At least we got some news.
That wraps up all the info for the new Team Ico game this year I suppose
I doubt we'll hear anything else till early 2010
Nice joke Colbert, but I think that Team ICO's game will be revealed sometime this year. Last year at Leipzig, Yoshida from Sony mentioned that Team ICO's game would be shown "soon".... I think that it was probably supposed to be revealed at TGS last year, but maybe wasn't ready yet. This year I think it'll be ready for an unveiling. http://www.vg247.com/2008/0...
i prefer SoTC, but whatever... anything ICO will rock
I preferred ICO. SotC was great also but I just felt like Ico had that little extra something that edges it ahead. Now a game with a combination of gameplay elements and emotional atmospheric elements of both games should be amazing. Hopefully a trailer and release date will be shown at E3.
and yes i've heard that it's a classic and all, but I don't feel like playing an old gen RPG now that i've played Demon's soul (IMPORT THIS GAME!!! It's unbelievable!) So can somebody tell me a bit about the story and gameplay? Edit : Disagree that Demon's soul is unbelievable? or too lazy to tell me about ICO ? :p
ICO isn't an RPG. It's an action/adventure. I actually thought I would hate playing with black side bars on my widescreen tv and thought the old graphics would turn me off but I had a blast with this game on my PS3. Had to buy it off ebay but it was worth it. Great puzzles in the game.
Oh, always thought it was an RPG, considering that i've heard that the game is very long... or maybe i'm confusing this game with dark cloud or something
Don't think it was that long. Off the top of my head I think it was around 6-8 hours. Maybe a bit more.
Track down a copy of Ico, may not be the best game, but definitely one of the most beautiful.
it was very short. It's... Artistic expression and visuals(For its time) are what impressed people the most. Same with SotC however that game was longer by a good bit =D.
The puzzles in this game may take you a while to figure out. May even take some players 9+ hours. However after you have beaten the game and know how to solve the puzzles it can be very short. I can beat it in about 4 hours.
Fumito Ueda, creator of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, let loose some information regarding Team ICO's next game, after being initially secretive about the game. "...Well, probably it will be similar to the past... we are struggling. The essence of the game is rather close to Ico." I'm glad they're not making SotC 2. That way I'll always look back at my favorite game and think of how original and beautiful it was. If they made a 2nd one it would take away from how unique the first one was. It might feel a bit repetitive. "...rather close to Ico." So a action/adventure game? Great! Bring it on. I think they're struggling with a really brilliant twist/idea for gameplay.
if there was some translation error for the word struggling...just a thought.
No matter what they do, I trust them
Have any of you played Ico. Most likely not so don't jump on snick's case. Cause Ico was not the greatest game not even close to it not even in the top hundred of games for the ps2. Team Ico gets most of there credit if not all from Sotc. Not there crappy game.
Played it. Beat it. Loved every second of it. Quite a unique title, far from "crap."
both were classics though. More like a great films as apposed to a Hollywood movies
Yes we have played it. We loved the game. You and socomnick didn't. It was a great game for being only a 1 year old title. Released in Sept. 2001 and PS2 was released in Oct. 2000.
It would be #1 if MGS1 hadn't been the first game to make me an official "Game Nerd." So yes ICO is that good. I would also like to thank the first issue of OPM that I bought for showing me this game. If they hadn't I might have ended up like you, smokeymicpot, wondering if it was really that good instead of knowing.
Nooooooooooooo :( I much preferred SOTC to ICO but I trust it will turn out.
I wanted to play a nex-gen SotC, I never got a chance to play the original on the ps2.
Next-gen? Man you are so missing out. This game doesn't need upgraded graphics to be enjoyed. Do yourself a favor and get this game(if your PS3 is backwards compatible). Best. Game. Ever. Even for a PS2 game it looks amazing. It was one of the only games that my jaw literally dropped. LITERALLY! I don't want to pump you up too much so that your expectations are outrageous but you really are missing out if you don't play it.
Shadow is just gorgeous, and Ico really was the definition of "Emotion Engine" Even with everybody saying how good they are, I am confident that you would find some of the same enjoyment that so many of us had.
What are you in the x-men that you can see who played what games. You are really smart aren't you. I am not the one hyping a game that was not that good. I can understand if you were hyping a good game from the ps2. You don't even give reasons for it being such a flawless game. Which it is no where near. So stop being a dumb fanboy and hear reason.
Who said ICO and SotC are 'flawless'?Yeah ICO's combat isn't anything special,Sotc suffer from a lot of frame drop,etc,etc BUT both of those games are BEAUTIFUL,CHARMING,and most importantly UNIQE,a breath of fresh air,an amazing experience,that's why ppl are excited for their next game,that's all
I'm with you guys : GDC09 Complete.
i hope they put co-op in game onlne 2 or 3 people....
This game doesn't need co-op not every gam,e needs co-up and this doesn't need it.
Bah. There is nothing new here. We already new the game involved a physical attachment. Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.
I am getting a little impatient. >.< Constantly hearing "Team ICO News" when all it is is news about maybe getting some news. :(
Good news - if not overly informative! Ico is right up there in my fave games of all time 'top 5', a game I still hold dear to this day. Some of those play mechanics in a next gen version is a sublime prospect for me.
FANBOYS ARE THE SPAWN OF SATAN!
Ueda and Team ICO are visionaries, crafting tales of fantasy; a story told with much subtlety through actions and symbolism, not so much spoken word. A shame their games are considered niche and have been commercially unsuccessful. I hope Sony reissues the original ICO, possibly making it a downloadable title from the PS Store, as I was foolish to not buy the game when it was first released and finding a copy in excellent condition isn't an easy or inexpensive thing to do.
I can't wait for this game it was one of the best games on the PS2 i loved the Art style they went with. When you on the wind mill looking of in to the valley it looked fantastic.
A new Team ICO game that's similar to Ico? GOOD! But not another Shadow of the Colossus? Darn.
All hope is not lost...... Perhaps we get a fantastic "ICO" adventure game full of puzzles,platforming and that magical ICO ambiance and mixed into this adventure you come along SOTC boss fights,the best of both Worlds.... We can only hope for the best,and trust in these unique developers,I have a great feeling and lots of trust for Team ICO....
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