Team ICO's next project debuting at TGS?

Source: British game-enthusiast site videogaming247. What we heard: Nearly three years ago, Team ICO director Fumito Ueda told Dengeki PlayStation that his next project would be for the PlayStation 3. Just over a year later, a scan from the popular Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu surfaced that...

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Source: British game-enthusiast site videogaming247.

What we heard: Nearly three years ago, Team ICO director Fumito Ueda told Dengeki PlayStation that his next project would be for the PlayStation 3. Just over a year later, a scan from the popular Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu surfaced that further confirmed that the Shadow of the Colossus developers were indeed working on a PS3 game.

Finally, this past January, Sony posted an official job listing confirming that Team ICO was hiring for an unnamed title for its now-resurgent console. The listing was accompanied by a cryptic teaser image (pictured) showing what appears to be a chain descending into some moss-flecked stone ruins.

Now, it appears the trickle of details about the game may give way to an info flood. Videogaming247 claims to have gotten direct confirmation from Sony worldwide studio head Shuhei Yoshida that the Team ICO mystery game will be unveiled "soon." Though the site didn't say how it contacted Yoshida, it does quote him as saying that Team ICO has "been working very hard since the [2005] release of Shadow of the Colossus" on the game.

However, when asked directly if the game would be ready to show to the public at the Tokyo Game Show in October, Yoshida reportedly became politely evasive. "I cannot tell," he is quoted as saying. "Tokyo's more focused on consumers so we're still working on the intricacies," he said.

The official story: "It's just rumors and speculation at this point."--A US Sony spokesperson.

Bogus or not bogus?: Bogus that anything's been confirmed. Even if the Yoshida quote is legit, it's too little to go on. The 2008 Tokyo Game Show runs from October 9 to 12 at the Makuhari Messe convention center.

Discussion

160 comments
Lazule
Lazule

Team ICO ftw! SotC is one of the greatest games ever! I expect no less than perfection for this up-coming game from Team ICO.

Bombul
Bombul

I have no choice but to say that this game will wet my pants.

CVGCShubert
CVGCShubert

This is the game I've been waiting to buy a PS3 for. Team ICO rocks my socks.

krookd
krookd

I agree, might have to finally get one of those PS3 things.

threedown
threedown

if its another Sotc then i might just have to pick me up a ps3! that game on a current gen system would rock!!!! but ill take anything from them at this point, ico was awesome as well...

Noss1
Noss1

best. game. ever.

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

I loved the graphics and gamplay of both games! They were both amazing games!!! I can't see why these guys put put out on the PS3!!! I have no doubt it will be spectacular!!

king23_
king23_

I hope we get some new info at E3.

billyjunxix
billyjunxix

Cant wait for ICO and Shadow Of the colossus. Those are the games that are truly epic besides MGS and God Of War series ofcourse.

GoDofWaR7845
GoDofWaR7845

sorry i meant second favorite game on the ps2 not ps3

GoDofWaR7845
GoDofWaR7845

Shadow of the Colossus was my second favorite game on the ps3 (my first is the god of war series) and i loved shadow of the colossus . the game was so fricking fun!!! i mean just the feelig that your like small ant fighting like a big ass monster give me the pumps!~!!!! i hope it will be like shadow of the colosuss 2 since i really didnt understand what happend at the ending..and the first one was great..!!!! damn ps3 is just getting better and better everyday with these kind of exclusives..!

thedevildweller
thedevildweller

Ico = Awesome Shadow of the Colossus = Outstanding This will be something i WILL be really looking out for.

jazz_kenny
jazz_kenny

cant wait...E3 09 most likely...

Dragonknight0
Dragonknight0

5 years later still waiting for the -_-zzzzz game! O_O!

Miguelonch
Miguelonch

Holy sh... God I just loved the first one,I´m willing to play the second part.

truenextgen
truenextgen

Sony hasn't confirmed anything ,and team Ico did not show anything their. But team Ico has said they will eventually. So I dont really think it matters if Sony says no, or maybe, or whatever. If one says, then well, one says. Fact is, their probably have something. When thow, will see. I would have to go with have something, over have nothing.

zacattack214
zacattack214

I want to see some screen already! Ah! Their work is always beautiful.

andyward_f5
andyward_f5

played Ico and Shadow of the Colossus both, great games, best action adventure titles for the PS2 and I have no doubt that the next game will blow our socks off.

Dragonknight0
Dragonknight0

I hope its colossus that game had my attentoin when it pop up on tonnami 3 years ago but never get to play it T_T Man it would be funny if this game turn out to be the best game of the year XD or ICO or better yet BOTH!

Dragonknight0
Dragonknight0

I hope its colossus that game had my attentoin when it pop up on tonnami 3 years ago but never get to play it T_T Man it would be funny if this game turn out to be the best game of the year XD or ICO or better yet BOTH!

Dragonknight0
Dragonknight0

I hope its colossus that game had my attentoin when it pop up on tonnami 3 years ago but never get to play it T_T Man it would be funny if this game turn out to be the best game of the year XD or ICO or better yet BOTH!

Dragonknight0
Dragonknight0

I hope its colossus that game had my attentoin when it pop up on tonnami 3 years ago but never get to play it T_T Man it would be funny if this game turn out to be the best game of the year XD or ICO or better yet BOTH!

killa4lyfe
killa4lyfe

is it gonna be ico or is it gonna be shadow of the collosus i am conufused...:? anyway heard dey were both great lets see what happens!!

killa4lyfe
killa4lyfe

is it gonna be ico or is it gonna be shadow of the collosus i am conufused...:? anyway heard dey were both great lets see what happens!!

iowastate
iowastate

Ico was a blast - fantastic game and just loads of fun. I am looking forward to another game from them would be fantastic if it was a PS3 exclusive.

Krusnikzero2
Krusnikzero2

Never played Ico but I heard it was great. I'd be interested to see if this is a sequel.

RaikirBLaZE
RaikirBLaZE

It's Ico 2! I remember 6 or 7 years ago when I got a ps2 for christmas, Ico was my first game. I never finished, although my mom did and I know what happened. I remember the game used to freak me out when I was that young and I would quit playing.

Dragonknight0
Dragonknight0

I ASLO HOPE ITS RATED T FOR TEEN LIKE THE LAST TIME! Because i cant buy rated m games T_T

Dragonknight0
Dragonknight0

Dude through three years the game haves been out and I havent played the game but I know its an awesome game i just hope it well this does come in great success and probably same styles with the beauty of the game only reallstic you know better graphics. and i hope they have it like zelda you can go to places any time you want to.

simthylacine
simthylacine

i just got hold of a limited edition copy of shadow yesterday - and have played it for the first time - and i'm hooked already. yeah i'll definitely switch to a ps3 as soon as the new TICO game is released - imagine how awesome it will look. [i've been watching a few snippets of ICO from 2001 on youtube - and that game still looks great after 7 years].

Dreamerdude26
Dreamerdude26

I hope that it's a completely different game like Ico and Shadow were. I really hate it when companies do three or four sequels. Those games were both completely unique and artistic so I hope that they continue in that vein.

aura_enchanted
aura_enchanted

umm lets see here im thinking perhaps a shadow of the colossus spin off or some dungeon based game thats about all i got

lordgodalming
lordgodalming

@ LqdSnk: Here you go! Tools of Destruction Folklore Uncharted. All three are out right now, and pretty terrific. Enjoy your new PS3.

bubblebuss
bubblebuss

Lol did anyone figure out how to get to the top of the temple yet?

grigjd3
grigjd3

Now this is how you drum up enthusiasm for a game: let out cryptic little rumors that get everyone who played the old games excited and let the internet do the work for you. It will be interesting, however, to see what they can do on the PS3. I mean, I would be thrilled just to see what Shadow would look like if it was remade to fully take advantage of the PS3's capabilities.

Old_Schooler_Dan
Old_Schooler_Dan

Oh, man! I can't wait to see what this is going to be! Those guys are real artists! I knew it was a good decision to get a PS3 to use as a Blu-ray player so that in case a game that I'd really want to play would come out as a PS3 exclusive, I'd also have a PS3 handy to play it! Looks like it happened sooner than I thought; and I thought I'd only need it to play Final Fantasy XIII! It's nice to have developers like Team ICO around to give video games artistic credentials. I don't know what this game will be like, but I KNOW it will be something beautiful!

mack10
mack10

EdibleFood its nice to be supportive but 2 games don't make "all the good exclusives" although whatever game Team ICO developes next should be a good step up for the PS3.

LqdSnk
LqdSnk

MGS4 and now this, but I'll still need at least 3 more titles to allow me to consider getting a PS3.

ooblah
ooblah

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Holdwick
Holdwick

I can't wait for this!!! :D

EdibleFood
EdibleFood

NICE ps3 is getting all the GOOD exclusives

EdibleFood
EdibleFood

i think they will inovate further upon colussus and ico this can be the killer app the ps3 needs and a bunch of people i know said they will buy ps3 just for a game made by them

macfaelan
macfaelan

i reckon this game will have similar mechanics to ICO, cant w8

lamprey263
lamprey263

@dynomitemasta "...Shadow of the Colossus was in essence ICO 2" actually I think it's the other way around :P

Tratzo
Tratzo

I don't see why they wouldn't give us a teaser, if Halo 3 and MGS4 can be hyped for 3 years each then why can't this? If it's been in development for just under three years give us a glimpse damn it!

CommandZer01
CommandZer01

well since they have been long hard at work I really hope that everything goes well and this IP doesn't get dropped like sony has been doing lately

CrysisGamer
CrysisGamer

Fingers cross but if its a new game all together i am shore it wont be a disappoint.