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Sony's TGS Conference: Could We See The Last Guardian Alongside A New PS3?

There's a chance. A (super) slim chance.

Oh, The Last Guardian. It’s been an absolute mess of a development, at least looking in from the point of view of an observer, a fan of the studio. Leaks, delays, cancellations, lead roles lost and trademarks forgotten about, albeit briefly, hardly make for a convincing tale.

And so, whilst the game swiftly skipped TGS last year, if the game is alive – if it’s still coming to PS3 – it has to be shown tomorrow morning. And somehow, through all the pain of watching Team Ico’s latest opus continuously skip dangerously towards vapourware, I’m still hopeful.

Still hopeful that tomorrow, at 5am BST, when Sony take to Tokyo Game Show and do their thing, they’ll have something to show. Wishful thinking? Quite probably, but I’d swap a game from Team Ico for ten me-too shooters.

As for the rest of the conference? Well, thankfully, it’s still remained mostly confidential, with hopefully some surprises in store. A new Gran Turismo would be timely (and hardly unexpected given events of late), probably for PS Vita, but I’m mostly expecting a Japan-centric view on the strong performance from Gamescom: Wonderbook, Puppeteer, Rain, but Sony still have The Last Of Us and Beyond to properly demo in the east.

But what’s more likely than anything else is the new, redesigned PS3. It looks like this, with a sliding top-loading Blu-ray drive, and comes with 16GB of on-board flash memory (and at least two hard drive configurations). It might seem like too little, but Sony have a ready market for it.

We’ve heard tales of retailers returning the current models, and orders being placed for the new. Anecdotal and not backed up with physical evidence, sure, but they’re indicative of an imminent announcement, and that’s quite possibly going to happen in just seven hours.

We’ll be here, 5am tomorrow, with the news.

  1. bmg_123
    Since: Feb 2012

    Ah crap, didn’t realise it was tomorrow! Think I’ll just read up on it in my free lessons tomorrow…I love A-levels…

    Comment posted on 18/09/2012 at 22:16.
  2. Pesico
    Since: Sep 2008

    This took me by surprise. Looks like a have to set my alarm a little earlier to catch up on the news before heading into work. GT6 on Vita would be awesome.

    Comment posted on 18/09/2012 at 22:17.
  3. hol
    Since: Oct 2009

    GT6 on Vita? Damn! Best get saving for that vita then ;)
    An announcement on GT6 regardless of platform would be welcome mind :)

    Comment posted on 18/09/2012 at 22:55.
  4. XisTG
    Since: May 2010

    5am? I wake up at 7am, so at the very least I’ll be ready in the morning to appreciate the work of whoever will be up to report it ;)

    Comment posted on 18/09/2012 at 23:47.
  5. Sympozium
    Since: Aug 2009

    A new GT mobile game would be nice, the PSP version was great wouldn’t mind more of that considering that’s more suited for quick races but maybe this time tuning and all that .

    Comment posted on 19/09/2012 at 00:56.
  6. Paulo Vinicius Radtke
    Since: Aug 2008

    Thanks I’m in Canada, if I go sleep a little bit later than usual I’ll have watched/followed the entire TGS conference.

    Comment posted on 19/09/2012 at 02:31.