With one week to go until The Last Guardian launches in North America for PlayStation 4, Sony has released two unboxing videos for the Collector’s Edition. The first video sees Sid Shuman and Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida taking a look at the steelbook, statue, artbook, and more included in the North American Collector’s Edition, while the second video sees PlayStation Access opening up the European Collector’s Edition.
In a message at the end of the video, Yoshida said, “I’d like to say thank you to all of you – fans of PlayStation, fans of Ueda-san’s work. For all the years we’ve been working on this title, we were able to maintain our momentum and energy and passion because we knew that you were waiting to play this game. And I hope you enjoy this game when it comes out. The Last Guardian is for you.”
As part of the press kit sent to media, this message from director Fumito Ueda was included, saying The Last Guardian is an experience unlike any other:
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 on 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.
The review embargo for The Last Guardian lifts on December 5.