Beautiful Opening Footage From The Last Guardian Releases Early

A week before the official launch, footage from the first 9 minutes of Team Ico’s The Last Guardian has been released. The video shows a young boy, who is the game’s protagonist, as he interacts with a gigantic, griffin-like creature. The translations* are as follows:

When he woke up, there was a cavern he had never seen before.

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Before his eyes was a large creature – the giant, man-eating eagle, Trico.

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He’s a bit scary, isn’t he?

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He gets excited for some reason

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Let’s separate them and look at the situation a bit

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Move with the left stick

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And operate the camera with the right stick

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If you look carefully, there’s something pricking his leg

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Jump with the triangle button

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It looks like it hurts, so let’s help him pull it out

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The now obedient Trico is gazing at something

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Oh, there’s something that’s shining isn’t there? Let’s get a bit closer

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Use the triangle button to scramble up places that look like ones you can grab

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The thing Trico was looking at was this barrel

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You can hold the barrel by pressing the circle button

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Let’s give it to Trico

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You can throw the barrel if you press the square button

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Oops that was rude

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He ate it all up!

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It seems like there was something Trico loved inside of it

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Somehow it looks like he’s hungry, right?

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It seems Trico’s full and doing well

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(Oh?) It looks like he’s connected to a collar and can’t move

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If you face Trico and jump, you can grab onto him

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Let’s help him out and remove the collar

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It looks like Trico is completely attached to the boy

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Now that Trico is better, the boy has decided to leave this cavern together

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The boy and Trico who have arrived at the lake

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To advance forward, you need to be able to climb up ramps

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But, the boy alone can’t reach with his hands

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What if we jump from Trico’s back?

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Huh? Trico won’t come into the lake

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It seems like somehow he’s scared of water

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Maybe we can somehow take him along to the place where the ramp is?

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(Oh?) One of Trico’s favourite barrels was in a place like this

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Let’s use this barrel to call him over, shall we?

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I wonder if it will go well?

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He jumped in! It’s a success.

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By working together with Trico the boy could safely climb up the ramp

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This is where we part. I’ll return to the village alone

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Don’t follow me!

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And so the two finally escaped from the cavern

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It seems like Trico is happy to be able to get outside as well

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In front of the cavern, there was a landscape they had never laid eyes on before

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Their adventure had just begun

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There are probably various trials awaiting two the of them from here on

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Occasionally you’ll be able to receive help from Trico…

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Sometimes, you’ll help him…

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And while you combine your strengths

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The two of you go forward

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And as for the destiny that awaits Trico and the young boy…

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The Last Guardian is scheduled for release on Dec 6 for PS4.

*These translations are not officially endorsed by Sony. Any inaccuracies are the responsibility of the author.