The Last Guardian is finally hitting stores this year but there aren’t many details available about its gameplay features, which is really odd.
Developers may not discuss the game too much but thanks to The Last Guardian ESRB rating we have tidbits about the combat system.
This is an action-adventure game in which players control a young boy as he explores ruins and solves puzzles with his giant animal companion (Trico). Players can command Trico to zap blocked passages or strike enemies with a lightning attack that shoots from its tail.
Enemies in suits of armor generally break into pieces when defeated; though soldiers sometimes emit blood-like flashes or red symbols when injured. In some levels, the player’s character can rip the helmets off enemy characters, though no gore is shown. Cutscenes also depict acts of violence and occasional blood: Trico attacked by spears or swords; Trico bleeding from wounds.
The game will release in December for PlayStation 4. It was supposed to release on Oct. 25, 2016, The Last Guardian will now release on Dec. 09, 2016 in the UK and Ireland and on Dec. 07, 2016 across Europe.
According to Shuhei Yoshida:
A delay is a difficult decision, particularly with this game, but we have encountered more bugs than anticipated while in the final stages of development. To ensure that The Last Guardian delivers on the experience that the game’s creators have envisioned, we need to take the extra time to work on those issues.
The Last Guardian is available for pre-order.