NowGamer: Firstly, let NowGamer just confirm that the Project Trico footage recently released is real. We know this because our own journalists from Imagine Publishing had seen it well over a year ago (albeit an extended cut), but were prevented from talking about it. But what does the trailer all mean and, being over a year old, will it really represent the final product?
The Ico Universe
Project Trico is clearly set in the Ico universe, the architecture, tone, and the boy's costume all indicate this. In fact we'll go one step further and say the footage shows the very same castle complex featured in Ico. Cast your minds back to the start of the original game. After Ico breaks free of his stone tomb he walks into a giant room with a chain protruding from a hole in a stone floor, which looks almost identical to the chain shown at the beginning of the footage. Could Team Ico's next game be a prequel to Ico?