Ho-ly…GOD. We always knew we'd be enthusiastic when we finally saw Team ICO's new PlayStation 3 exclusive project, but we could never have guessed just how excited we'd be based on the first batch of screenshots and a high-definition trailer.

Well, thanks to PlayStation Lifestyle, the game called Project Trico has rocketed to the top of our most anticipated list. It's possible that God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII might still be a little ahead of it, but the fact that Trico is instantly in our new Top 5 should tell you something. First, go ahead and view the screenshots , which are impressive enough in their own right. But it's only a taste; the true appeal lies in the teaser trailer , which is nearly four minutes in length and makes us drool. Designer Fumito Ueda hinted that this new game would be a little closer to ICO than Shadow of the Colossus , but fans of the latter will quickly notice one particular element of SotC in this early look at Trico . The scary part? The source says this is from an "early build," and if that's the case, what the hell with the final product look like?! Jeebus! We're envisioning a game like ICO , with puzzles and platforming aspects that are related to your colossal (pun intended) friend clearly seen in the video. We didn't really think something so giant could be cute, but…

This may be a little anti-climactic if you were expecting the official unveiling at E3, which may still happen. But who's really going to complain after viewing this media? Project Trico will…be… excellent .  By the way, just in case this is all one big giant hoax, and because we don't have an official press release in our inbox, we can't really call this verified "truth" just yet.

Related Game(s): Project Trico

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mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

omg omg! nice

Frenchy17
Frenchy17
11 years ago

yes I just watched it a bit ago, and I cannot be more excited! Ico and Shadow were incredible, and this one looks to combine the two. I am freaking pumped!!!

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

now i know i havnt played either ICO or sotc.

but i reaaaaaaaally dont understand what the commotion about this trico is.

i just watched the trailer, and ALL the hype around the BIG unveiling of this game, im dissapointed.

that big thing looks lame.
i hope it gets better then that, or i wont bother checkin it out.


Last edited by Akuma_ on 5/20/2009 1:29:10 AM

raztad
raztad
11 years ago

@Akuma

You need to play ICO or at least SotC to be able to understand what all the fuss is about. Those games are something else, totally off the chain and judging from this trailer, Trico project is aiming to blend those past games. AWESOME, really AWESOME! cant be more excited.

Dridion
Dridion
11 years ago

It may sound stupid, but I'm with you bro.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

If it is anything like the Nico Trailer, You may want to hold your breath on that. SotC turned out to look levels better than its "Nico" trailer.

I'm Sure this is from a early build as well. This game will be beautiful, there is no doubt.

Perry Katy
Perry Katy
11 years ago

trICO……..!!!!

OMG……

KOSMOS111
KOSMOS111
11 years ago

nice cant wait ben u going to E3 by the way?

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

Ben, if you are, you better put that twitter account to good use.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

nah, Ben's gonna sit this one out due to costs, but I bet he wishes he were there 😉

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

It would be a shame if this was a hoax. Somehow, I dont think it is. regardless, it looks amazing and I cant wait to see more!

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Now that's an f'in virtual pet.

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Awesome! Sometimes the best news comes when you least expect it!

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

The game looks like it might be a nice mix of the mechanics of ICO and SotC. I am really looking forward to this! I need a release date.

BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
11 years ago

I don't know, i'm thinking its a fake.

Project Trico… Trick-o… am i wrong?

Trust me i would love it to be proved wrong, but i'll wait for some offical press before i get my hopes up.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Pretty sure it's real, that beginning image of the video is something Team Ico has shown us before, that garden thing with the chain

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

The first game was Ico, the project name for the second game was Nico ("Ni" in japanese is the number 2) and the project title for the third game is Trico ("tri" a preffix for the number 3).

Its just a placeholder during development and not a trick-o. Name will hopefully be released at e3.

BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
11 years ago

ok thats cool, I just wanna here it from them thats all. Don't wanna give in to hype

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Wonder if Trico will be an acronym or if it'll be the title….kinda reminds me of a certain pokemon name

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

I hope it isnt the final title.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Hope they fix the kid, he's looking very Dreamcasty. Anyway, can't wait to see some more out of E3.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 5/19/2009 10:51:01 PM

Morals
Morals
11 years ago

very much agreed, that kid looks like crapy early ps2 graphics, but the rest looks nice kinda.

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

Accord just posted in the forums that this vid is a year hold, so hopefully the character models have undergone some changes.
(I had to google undergone because it didn't sound like a word.)

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

It's a year old, not a year hold. I don't know what a year hold is.

JasperLoons
JasperLoons
11 years ago

This game could have the shittiest looking characters of this generation for all I care. As long as it makes me feel like SotC did, I will be 100% satisfied. (I missed out on Ico, but I'm going to try my damnedest to get my hands on it this summer.)

rell
rell
11 years ago

I agree with u

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

If that's real footage from Ico than is a must buy for me.I love unique games but I just hope that this is footage from a early PS2 build.


Last edited by Hexen on 5/19/2009 11:04:06 PM

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Holy Lord!

Q!

"i am home"

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I'm a little confused why after all this wait they would release a video that is supposedly a year or longer old. I'm sure the final product will be amazing but the graphics looked very outdated. I'm buying this game on day one regardless. ICO and SOTC offer some of the best gameplay ever.

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

My guess, if I may venture one, is that either A: they didn't want to release this footage, it just leaked and an internet publication got hold of it, or B: They have gameplay footage or a trailer that will blow this one away. They're saving the new stuff for E3, and the one we just saw is specifically meant to build up hype and anticipation.

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

yeah hype building and its working!!!

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

A trailer two weeks before E3 will definitely build hype. It's actually a very good thing for the game, intentional or not. We've been getting rumors and speculation for the past month regarding hardware and software on all three consoles…. Then BAM! An honest-to-goodness trailer, no beating around the bush. Just giving their fans the goods.

Gogaku
Gogaku
11 years ago

That trailer made me a little teary-eyed. I've been waiting for this game for so long and what I just saw looked amazing. The emotional relationship-element from ICO combined with the incredible level-designs from SotC? It cannot go wrong! I'm also a sucker for giant cute beasts, if the creature dies in this game I'm going to cry for days, lol.

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

Seriously, the way that thing ran out of the tunnel and had to slide to a stop reminded me of my dog, he can't get good traction on the hardwood and slides everywhere. It looks like one of those videogame characters that would be easy to get attached to. Don't kill the little guy, Team Ico!

Gogaku
Gogaku
11 years ago

Exactly, it reminded me of some type of pet, and the relationship between the boy and the beast seemed so real and loving, haha. It's ridiculous how I can be so sappy about a character in a videogame, but I guess that's why I love Team ICO 🙂

flux equals rad
flux equals rad
11 years ago

the very reason i own a ps3! this and gow3, of course.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Speechless………

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

I haven't watched it yet, I watched like 20 seconds of that youtube trailer from the link above and couldn't stand it anymore lol It looks terrible and damn I hate youtube. I'll check gamersyde to see if there is a trailer up on there. Wanna make sure that I watch this in hd the way it was meant to.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

er, if you click…the little HD button….it actually is in 720p…so…

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

Hey Zemus, don't mind the thumbs down. Some people are slow and did not get what you are saying. Make sure you watch in a place where you can have the sound up and the video quality high, its just WOW!!!

SPS3
SPS3
11 years ago

The sheer power of the PS3…unrivaled! Amazing.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

That's always the case. Fanboyism is about hostility these days.

AntDC
AntDC
11 years ago

The trailer's AMAZING. The part where that cat thing meows at the character as he walks away, then reconsiders, is heart melting.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Just the kid…fix him to look more next gen and I'm so buying this.. DAY ONE!,

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

After watching it again i felt kinda sad 🙁 you see how the monster gets stabbed by a ton of arrows and how it seemed weak afterward, like it's going to die soon 🙁 i think I'm going to cry while playing this game, it was such an emotional video, incredible..

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

hard for it to be emotional for me as it plays maybe 3 seconds of video for every 30 seconds of real time.

P.S. That's on low quality

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

i have a bad feeling that the creature thing will die on the end 🙁

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Hey, anyone else getting a "Neverending Story" vibe?

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Yhea, I am! Actually, that would be nice, to bring the "NeverEnding Story" to life on the PS3… Could be phenomenal… can you imagine sequences of the Nothing… trying to get away from it!

Q!

"i am home"

Frenchy17
Frenchy17
11 years ago

I like it Q, make it happen!!! 🙂