The Last Guardian is a spiritual successor to Ico and Shadow of the Colussus. Developed by Fumito Ueda and the team at Team Ico, The Last Guardian was originally announced for the PlayStation 3 at E3 2009 and finally released for the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro on December 6, 2016. The game takes players on a journey through a series of ruins as they help a young boy and his newfound friend, Trico - a griffin-like bird dog - find their way out and back to civilization. This article will act as a hub page for all of our coverage of The Last Guardian, including tips, guides and full walkthroughs for each section of the game.
We know a lot of people are looking for a Trico plushie, and we'll be updating with that information as soon as one if available. In the meantime, you can take a look below to find links to detailed walkthroughs that will help you solve all of the puzzles and sections presented in The Last Guardian. You can also check out our video walkthrough and Let's Play of The Last Guardian if you want to experience the game alongside us!
The Last Guardian Tips
- Because of the nature of The Last Guardian, paying careful attention to the world around you is extremely important.
- Oftentimes, Trico will give off warnings. This can include things that irritate the creature, or something that you need to be aware of.
- Pay careful attention to Trico’s eyes. When its eyes turn yellow, the animal is cautiously investigating something in the immediate area. When its eyes turn purple, Trico is angry, so you should take a look around to find the source of its distress.
- Many times, the way forward won’t be clear. You should always keep an eye out for ledges and piles of rubble that you can use to push forward and find new areas to explore.
- The environment isn’t the only thing that can be used to reach higher places. Trico plays a vital role in your adventure, so be sure to make use of its height and jumping skills to access new areas you couldn’t reach on your own.
The Last Guardian Walkthrough
Here, you will find detailed walkthroughs of all the different sections and puzzles presented in The Last Guardian. We’ll update this section daily once the game releases, so check back often for new areas and guides.
The Last Guardian Part One - Free Trico
Free Trico from its chains and escape the first cave in The Last Guardian.
The Last Guardian Part Two - Reunite with Trico
Reunite with Trico and find a way forward in The Last Guardian.
The Last Guardian Part Three - Wake up Trico, Cut off the Blue Smoke
Wake up Trico, escape the antenna room, and stop the flow of the blue smoke distracting Trico.
The Last Guardian Part Four - Avoid the Sentry Statues
Avoid the armored sentry statues and open the gates keeping you from being with Trico within the second set of ruins in The Last Guardian.
The Last Guardian Part Five - Glowing Jar Puzzle, Destroy the Painted Sun Windows
Learn how to use the glowing jar to get Trico to open up the gate so you can pass through.
The Last Guardian Part Six - Falling Bridge Puzzle, Lower the Drawbridge
Learn how to survive the falling bridge, and lower the drawbridge to let Trico pass in The Last Guardian.
The Last Guardian Part Seven - Climb the Broken Towers
Make your way to the top of the broken tower puzzle in The Last Guardian.
The Last Guardian Part Eight - Free the Boy, Defeat Statues with Shields
Find out how to free the boy from the tree limb, as well as how to defeat statue with shields in The Last Guardian.
The Last Guardian Part Nine - Escape the Water
Learn how to escape the water and free Trico from the effects of the blue smoke.
The Last Guardian Part Ten - Escape the Cage
Survive your encounter with the hostile Trico and meet up with your companion once more.
The Last Guardian Finale - Defeat the Master of the Valley
Take on the game's final boss in the big finale of The Last Guardian.
The Last Guardian Tips and Features
How to Control Trico
Find out how to give commands to your feathered companion in The Last Guardian.
The Last Guardian Ending Explained: How to Get the True Ending
Find out what the ending of The Last Guardian means, and how you can make sure you get the true ending.
All Barrel Locations
Learn how to find all of the special Barrels that Trico feeds upon.
How to Get New Outfits and Costumes
Equip new outfits and costumes for the boy with this handy guide.
If you want to see a small snippet of The Last Guardian in play, head over to our coverage of The Last Guardian’s E3 2015 reveal. We also give some of our thoughts on the gameplay segment, as well as offer additional details we noticed while checking it out.