The release of The Last Guardian is just around the corner for PlayStation 4, and media outlets have received pre-release copies of the game for play, along with a personal note from the lead developer. The game has gone gold, and now we await a review to see if it has lived up to its 9 year development cycle.
Eurogamer published an image of the letter along with a transcript of it on their website. The letter, written and signed by Fumito Ueda says:
“Dear Adventurers, It’s been a long time coming, but I take great pleasure (and relief!) in knowing that The Last Guardian is in your hands. When we first began work on The Last Guardian, I intended it to take from and build on our experience working in Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, making it something akin to a greatest hits album. Unfortunately, as you know, we ran into a few twists and turns along the way, and the title took longer than anyone expected.
Still, just as Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are truly unique games, so too is The Last Guardian an experience unlike any other. As you play, take the time to stop and enjoy the scenery as you follow these unlikely companions on their journey. And you definitely won’t want to miss the ending! The development team and I hope you all have a wonderful time with The Last Guardian. Nothing would make us happier. Fumito Ueda.”
The Last Guardian has now gone gold, and will release for PlayStation 4 on December 6th in Japan and the US, 7th in Europe, and the 9th in the UK. If you want to see a few minutes of gameplay, try here.