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Team ICO’s Next Game Enjoys Internet Trailer Leakage!

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The next title by those ever-fertile minds at Sony’s Team Ico development studio, gets some top notch trailer leakage.

Amusingly entitled ‘Project Trico’, the trailer began depicting a similar visual style to Shadow Of The Colossus, the trailer shows a young lad running along a corridor being a chased by a large unknown beast which kills a fully armoured guard within seconds. Reaching the end of the tunnel, the boy slips off a ledge and hangs on for dear life before being rescued by the beast that was trailing him.

A half-cat, half-rat giant monstrosity, the detail on the beast is simplistic but the animation is simply superb, evoking memories of the Neverending Story. The interactions with the beast are impressive also as the massive behemoth uses it’s head as a platform for the boy to jump off, has a long rat tail that boy is able to climb up on and masses of fur that the boy can cling onto when the beast is running at speed.

Mysteriously, the boy was also shown throwing barrels into the maw of the monster on the trailer, yet it’s unclear what the barrels actually do (sustenance for the beast?). As mentioned previously, graphically the game is staggering; boasting environments while stylistically similar to the melancholy vistas seen in SoTC, far outstrip their older counterpart with the most intricate of details, a far larger draw distance and a much smoother framerate.

In regards to gameplay, very little was given away; however from this early glimpse the title appears to be a platform game of sorts with the aforementioned beast acting as a support mechanic for the player, allowing them to get to areas that they normally wouldn’t be able to reach and accomplish otherwise impossible tasks.

And do you know the best bit? Eurogamer are currently reporting that the footage on show here represents an internal build that was shown over a year ago.

Holy shit.

In short, my interest in Team ICO’s new project has now been resurrected in dramatic fashion, and hopefully like they did with the PS2, they will define my reasoning for owning a Sony console in the first place.

Take a look for yourself:

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May 20, 2009 at 9:26 am

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Team ICO’s Next Game Enjoys Internet Trailer Leakage!

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The next title by those ever-fertile minds at Sony’s Team Ico development studio, gets some top notch trailer leakage.

Amusingly entitled ‘Project Trico’, the trailer began depicting a similar visual style to Shadow Of The Colossus, the trailer shows a young lad running along a corridor being a chased by a large unknown beast which kills a fully armoured guard within seconds. Reaching the end of the tunnel, the boy slips off a ledge and hangs on for dear life before being rescued by the beast that was trailing him.

A half-cat, half-rat giant monstrosity, the detail on the beast is simplistic but the animation is simply superb, evoking memories of the Neverending Story. The interactions with the beast are impressive also as the massive behemoth uses it’s head as a platform for the boy to jump off, has a long rat tail that boy is able to climb up on and masses of fur that the boy can cling onto when the beast is running at speed.

Mysteriously, the boy was also shown throwing barrels into the maw of the monster on the trailer, yet it’s unclear what the barrels actually do (sustenance for the beast?). As mentioned previously, graphically the game is staggering; boasting environments while stylistically similar to the melancholy vistas seen in SoTC, far outstrip their older counterpart with the most intricate of details, a far larger draw distance and a much smoother framerate.

In regards to gameplay, very little was given away; however from this early glimpse the title appears to be a platform game of sorts with the aforementioned beast acting as a support mechanic for the player, allowing them to get to areas that they normally wouldn’t be able to reach and accomplish otherwise impossible tasks.

And do you know the best bit? Eurogamer are currently reporting that the footage on show here represents an internal build that was shown over a year ago.

Holy shit.

In short, my interest in Team ICO’s new project has now been resurrected in dramatic fashion, and hopefully like they did with the PS2, they will define my reasoning for owning a Sony console in the first place.

Take a look for yourself:

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May 20, 2009 at 9:26 am

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