Sony opened strong with The Last Guardian gameplay at E3 today.
The gameplay features a boy who is cel-shaded as opposed to the more realistically rendered environment we previously witnessed. The game will feature a large amount of calling to a beautiful, feathered beast. This creature resembles, as some may have seen before, a griffin mixed with a dog and a cat, it is huge and it’s actually pretty adorable.
The boy can call the creature around and guide it, based on positioning and context, to go to different parts of the level. Like previous games from the same team, such as Shadow of the Colossus and Ico, the game is a mix of puzzle-solving and platforming. Oftentimes, solving a puzzle and making a jump are almost the same thing. The large creature who listens to the boy’s commands is also in many ways a platform, it moves organically and even its tail can be grabbed to get places. The major struggle with this game, like Ico before it, will be to get through this dangerous land together, large and small.
Check out the first ever gameplay reveal below. The Last Guardian is set for release next year.