If you were hoping for Team ICO to reveal their new PlayStation 3 exclusive project at this year's Game Developers Conference, you're about to be disappointed.

According to ShackNews, a group of developers sat down in a joint panel discussion at GDC 09 to talk about their upcoming projects, and it included No More Heroes creator Goichi Suda, Fallout 3 developer Emil Pagliarulo, and Shadow of Colossus designer Fumito Ueda. They didn't have much to say , and we only got the smallest hint regarding Ueda's new project. When prompted to talk about it, the following exchange occurred:

Ueda: "The Japan studio bosses are probably here so I can't say anything specific. But it might be something similar to what's been done. Kind of a middleground…"

Mark MacDonald: "I'm sorry, the translation wasn't quite clear. Maybe if you could speak a little bit more about your next game."

Ueda: "Hmm, well, let's see. Well, probably it will be similar to the past… we are struggling. The essence of the game is rather close to Ico."

Suda: "Who is your partner?"

Ueda: "I can't talk about this anymore. Don't ask anymore questions please! As soon as I start talking they are going to shoot me."

Why they're keeping this so tight under wraps is beyond us, but it seems abundantly clear that we aren't going to see an official unveiling at the GDC. Our hopes turn to E3 but at this point, we really can't make any guarantees. At the very least, we know the game is closer to ICO than Shadow of the Colossus , so that's something…

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Frenchy17
Frenchy17
11 years ago

I loved both so I am happy either way!

Warukyure
Warukyure
11 years ago

Oh god, don't ask him anymore questions. I don't want him to get shot!

I hope his next game is just as enormous or even bigger than his first 2.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I understand that this dude is sworn to secrecy but jeez, this game must still be far off if they don't want to even start revving the hype machine AT ALL.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 3/25/2009 3:19:25 PM

King James
King James
11 years ago

haha..the hype engine.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

I love the japanese . 🙂

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

I think they understand how destructive the media and fans can be, give them a taste and they will pressure devs until the software is realeased prematurely (like Home). I'm all for the silent treatment.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Trueness.

rell
rell
11 years ago

His a$$ will be grass if he reveal to much. I would hate that if it happen to him. Maybe we might hear something from Team ICO at e3.

Beebs
Beebs
11 years ago

A quick jerk of the 'nurple would have changed his mind.

Sure worked for my brother when he wanted to know where I hid the mudda-fuggin' cookies.

…knob.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

He can have all the time in the world, I've never trusted a game creator as much as him. Whether it is like ICO or not is irrelevant, I know it will be an amazing game that stays with me long after the ending credits.

Midris7
Midris7
11 years ago

Sadly I have never been able to play ICO or Shadow of the Colossus because I have been a avid Xbox user. Since I realized that the new generation of Xbox was pure garbage after mine broke, I got myself a shiny PS3 and have been very excited about every game that is soon to come. I watched my friend play a Shadow of the Colossus and I was blown away. So I am eager to see what this is all about.

migabyte
migabyte
11 years ago

Me either…I've always been a sony gamer, but there were a few years where I didn't play games. Partying and girls kind of took a hold of my life for a few years, so I missed out on those games.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

You two don't have a PS2? Go get one! Grab SotC and GoW I+II while you're at it. If you play your cards right you can get those games and a PS2 for 150 bux. You'll be thanking me later I promise you that. If you've already played GoW games then SotC will still be worth the admission.

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

ICO 2 anyone lol 🙂

FLYING_APE
FLYING_APE
11 years ago

I just played sotc and it's probably one of the best game i played. The only problem is the camera angles are annoying. PATCH PLZ lol

Team ico games are like cult classics now

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Anyone ever see that movie with Adam Sandler, Reign Over Me? Good film (not a comedy) but it was funny when he was always playing Shadow of the Colossus on his big screen with Don Cheadle.

dillonthebunny
dillonthebunny
11 years ago

its going to be epic.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

God damit he is going to get shot, dont ask any more god damn questions.

bxshotboi
bxshotboi
11 years ago

i never played ico and shadow of the collosus in my opinion could have been at a quicker pace but i have faith in their new game

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

need a coma else what you just said is "I haven't played either".

eba101
eba101
11 years ago

BEN any news on a U.S. release date of white knight chronicles

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

No, sorry.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Hope that they're gonna make something similar like SoTC but better and with story.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

SOTC had a story and IMO the greatest videogame ending in the history of videogames. I do however believe you have to play ICO to get the most out of SOTC.

JcBball717
JcBball717
11 years ago

i didnt read the article but judging by the title, theres a new title on mute?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I didn't read your response but judging by your SN I'm assuming you're a moron.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Wow, you've reached new heights of failure my friend.

JcBball717
JcBball717
11 years ago

hey cmon dont be that harsh i obviously read the article after i posted but cmon guys… cut me some slack jack mack dack fack,,,,cool beans?

AntDC
AntDC
11 years ago

So this kinda shuns the SotC Online rumor…? Either way this game is in good hands and should be nothing short of spectacular.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

He clearly states "we are struggling." That means there's nothing to show because nothing's been made. They don't have a frackin idea of what to do next. With SotC ending, would you?

End of line
End of line
11 years ago

Could be a translation thing…I hope.

Advent Child
Advent Child
11 years ago

I still haven't played ico. I am thinking about picking it up.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

You must!