A word from Fumito Ueda.
The Last Guardian was first announced way back in 2009 for the PlayStation 3. Almost a decade later, the game has been switched up to a PS4 release and it has finally gone gold after years in development hell. With its release just around the corner, media kits have begun to be sent out.
Media kits usually include information about the game, but The Last Guardian’s media kit also includes a heartfelt letter from the game’s director Fumito Ueda.
As EuroGamer reports, the letter reads:
“It’s been a long time coming, but I take great pleasure (and relief!) in knowing that The Last Guardian is in your hands.
“When we first began work on The Last Guardian, I intended it to take from and build on our experience working in ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, making it something akin to a greatest hits album. Unfortunately, as you know, we ran into a few twists and turns along the way, and the title took longer than anyone expected. Still, just as ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are truly unique games, so too is The Last Guardian an experience unlike any other.
“As you play, take the time to stop and enjoy the scenery as you follow these unlikely companions on their journey. And you definitely won’t want to miss the ending!
“The development team and I hope you all have a wonderful time with The Last Guardian. Nothing would make us happier.
The Last Guardian is set to be released on Dec. 6 for the PlayStation 4. Here’s hoping the game is worth the wait. It certainly seems like a lot of care has gone into it.