Team Ico PS3 game footage leaked?

Source: Sony-centric game site PlayStation LifeStyle.net. What we heard: As the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo approaches, the game-industry rumor mill is spinning up faster than the Battlestar Galactica's warp drive. Hot on the heels of speculation about a PS3 slimline and game-enabled Zune...

Source: Sony-centric game site PlayStation LifeStyle.net.

What we heard: As the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo approaches, the game-industry rumor mill is spinning up faster than the Battlestar Galactica's warp drive. Hot on the heels of speculation about a PS3 slimline and game-enabled Zune phone comes footage of what purports to be the next game from Team ICO, the Sony Japan-based developers behind ICO and soon-to-be-movie Shadow of the Colossus.

As can be seen above, the game in question--if it indeed exists--is called "Project Trico." It also appears to be in a very early stage of development, with mismatched lighting and unpolished graphics--by PlayStation 3 game standards, anyway. The score is also placeholder music, lifted from the Coen Brothers' 1990 cult classic film Miller's Crossing. However, the trailer does resemble the teaser image (pictured) for the game that accompanied an August 2008 job listing (since removed) for the next project for Team ICO.

The official story: "We've made no announcement of anything called 'Project Trico.'"--Sony Computer Entertainment America rep.

Bogus or not bogus?: The trailer is fairly convincing in terms of its art style, and its depiction of a young boy befriending a Griffon-like creature seems like the sort of story that Team Ico would produce. However, the rough graphical style could also mean it could be generated by a few highly dedicated fans with some impressive computer animation chops. (Thesis project, anyone?)

However, one reason this might be not bogus is the fact that Team Ico has been teasing a reveal of its next game for quite some time. Initially expected at the 2008 Tokyo Game Show, it was hoped to be revealed at the 2009 Game Developers Conference, where 2009 Team ICO leader Fumito Ueda spoke at an enlightening game design panel. Unfortunately for fans, no such unveiling took place.

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NeCromX
NeCromX

Why would it go to 360 people???? Team ICO is a division of Sony-Japan not a 3rd party company.....Only 3rd party companies make multi-platform games.

Grind-Bastard
Grind-Bastard

I want it!! Can't wait! Looks amazing! I don't understand people who cares if the titles are exclusive to there console! What does it matter if it comes to Xbox 360 too? More people would buy the game and make it more possible for another game by team ico!

MAJORLAGGY
MAJORLAGGY

Hope this game is as good as the last one that team ico produced.

dionnnn
dionnnn

if this game is gona come out it is gona be mindblasting

jddawg0808
jddawg0808

Ico better not develop of Xbox, cause they're stealing all the Playstation games like Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, and Final Fantasy. :(

tjLight
tjLight

its a shame I never finished playing ICO, it was such a great game, too bad team ICO doesnt develope for Xbox, so I could pick up their next game

kingleo1976
kingleo1976

If U Guys R Familiar With ( ICO & SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS ) Then U Know This Game Will B Epic 4 A Fact.

chikkkenbutt
chikkkenbutt

This game looks very very promising btw. I think it'd be a editor's choice on gs.... honestly.

lowkey254
lowkey254

I can be 100% sure that there's a 60% chance that the griffin will die in the end.

lopsisteropoylo
lopsisteropoylo

It's a mythological beast called Grypas...no rat,no dog...body of a lion and head and wings of an eagle!At least it looks like...

kytomasi
kytomasi

awwwww the thing is sooooo cute =D

lopsisteropoylo
lopsisteropoylo

I'm sure it's going to be even better then the last ones...can't wait..........

dangerdan1
dangerdan1

@rapid_fire915: "OK so is this the sequel to shadow of the colossus cause the guy turns into a baby if u can remember" Yes but the baby had horns at the end. As you can see in the trailer, no horns are present on the apparent protagonist. The following quote was taken from wikipedia's article on Shadow of the Colossus concerning the correlation between SotC and Ico... "The world featured in the two is the same, with Shadow of the Colossus taking place at an unspecified time before Ico. Wander (the main character from SotC) sires the line of horned boys of which Ico's protagonist is a descendant." SotC was already revealed to be a prequel. And Ico very well may be the infant at the end of Shadow. Just to clarify. I myself am assuming that Fumito Ueda has decided to cut away from the story of the horned race of humans and start anew.

mgsvelez
mgsvelez

@RayKuza: It's not a giant rat, it's a giant dog with feathers. The video came out on E3's sony press conference yesterday. Kinda looks like a rat though. :)

mgsvelez
mgsvelez

The Last Guardian looks AWESOME :]

meharu
meharu

Oh my god, i want this game now, it took so long since Shadow Of the Colossus.

kyaz87
kyaz87

i think this game will make me cry... =( i will buy it and lets see how it goes...

Antoine_Winston
Antoine_Winston

The Last Guardian...PS3 Exclusive...saw it on E3...looks decent

thrubeingcool13
thrubeingcool13

i hope this video ends up being real. it looks brilliant

excalibreak
excalibreak

giant rat vs colossus. what do you think ?... ; currently playing; monster hunter freedom unite

Raykuza
Raykuza

Couldn't they have thought of something more lovable than... a giant rat?

Miicrox
Miicrox

If this is fake, man the makers did their homework!

rapid_fire915
rapid_fire915

OK so is this the sequel to shadow of the colossus cause the guy turns into a baby if u can remember.

rapid_fire915
rapid_fire915

Well looks good I hope I have my PS3 buy then.

WarPrime
WarPrime

@ Lucid1314 I'm not that much of a fan, I enjoyed Shadow of the Colossus but never played Ico. I recognize that not all home brew videos are bad, I just think that there are some aspects of this video that make it unlikely that it is a fake. If it was just the visuals that would be one thing, but they nailed the look, animations styles, and the sound effects. All I am saying it is very unlikely that this is a fake.

Lucid1314
Lucid1314

@WarPrime a devoted fan perhaps? Or someone who pays attention to small details... Not every fake is going to be crappy

bdhost05
bdhost05

wow, this game looks like it could be really good if done right, and i'm not too worried about team ico not doing it right. i love the bird/cat, it looks like something i would love to have for a pet. can not wait for the game!

WarPrime
WarPrime

It has to many little details that make it look real to over look. Things like random arrows poking out of the creature or tossing a barrel into its mouth and watching it chew it to bits. What would prompt a fake to include small details like that if it wasn't part of something bigger.

bakagami
bakagami

@ Udmatador, The pic does look fake, but u need to watch the vid before making judgments like, there's no way that was done in photoshop. JJChalupa2000 pretty much said what I was thinking, there are elements of both ICO & Colossus and a combination of the 2 would seem like a natural progression for them. I think its for real...

udmatador
udmatador

this picture is fake. the blending is horrendous. as cute as it might be, its a lie. anyone who's ever learned to use photoshop effectively can see that. don't want to shatter anyone ideas about the picture, but i will eat my hat if that is a real pic.

skycity_tcc
skycity_tcc

if the creature will grow up along the game might be very interesting..anyway, seems a nice game with smooth and life like graphic..what an emotional game:)

Lazule
Lazule

GAH! Team ICO will wet my pants once again!

CrystalEdgen
CrystalEdgen

WHa.. What is that thing? lokks like a dodo with withered wings, dogs legs, birds feet, sortof penguin-ish nose(IMO), with bat/ dogs ears ? *faints*

camzoo
camzoo

Battlestar Galactica doesn't have a warp drive, it has a FTL drive. BIG difference..... Errrrrr...... corp-hicks1........ you are a loser.

fiskefyren
fiskefyren

so... whats this game about? looks girly... @ corp-hicks1: omg nerd go away and take your fangirly butt with you.

Blink3r
Blink3r

NONONONONOOOOO this cant be fake!!!! it looks sooooo team ico made!!!!! ITS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! i cried when the vid started playing... omgggggggggggg tricooooooooo

corp-hicks1
corp-hicks1

Battlestar Galactica doesn't have a warp drive, it has a FTL drive. BIG difference.

jddawg0808
jddawg0808

It looks really great. Now you finally have a giant on your side!

aboood255
aboood255

it's amazy... i'll be wait this game dayly

fyinz
fyinz

unbelievable..

Autolycus
Autolycus

I dunno, I am leary of all PS3 videos since the MGS4 debacle. Plus the X-Men TV ad that only showed cut scenes and the game looked like junk compared to what they have advertised. The art style tooks cool and it looks plenty polished. If this is real, it's impressive for the PS3, but I still have no urge to purchase one.

JJChalupa2000
JJChalupa2000

I doubt this is fake. It has all the components of a Team Ico Project. A big open world, plus a character in the similar ICO style, interacting with another NPC type character. Also the attention to weight and scale is really common in his games. Plus it is too close to E3. Regarding the "rough" Comments. I do a lot of 3D work, I am still a student, but I can see through a lot of what they are doing. There is so much going on behind the scenes other than a few color correction issues. The fact alone that they are simulating Subsurface scattering on the ears as well as volumetric smoke that casts and recieves shadows in real time is already ridiculously good. I do think they may be polishing it more to get the colors right but I think from what it looks like they already have accomplished some big stuff. If it is a fan made piece, I just have one word. DAMN.

billyjunxix
billyjunxix

awesome so many PS3 exclusive games. Have anyone notice that every PS3 exclusive its automatically a great game and also have the best graphics.

especensor
especensor

looks like the real thing. i am so getting a ps3. just this game alone. i don't care for anything else. Shadow of the Colossus is hands down, easily my favourite 3D game. Team Ico, whatever they pump out next, I need to play it.

fenix0003
fenix0003

That was quite moving even though it was a short trailer. There is a sweet connection between that kid and the bird cat. The game looks really interesting. Can't wait to hear more about it.

kazzu
kazzu

@ Kazuma_Kiryu The music was from the movie Miller's Crossing. It's a placeholder, nothing more.