Sounds like the combat could get pretty fierce…
Showings of The Last Guardian so far have all focused mostly on the platforming and puzzle aspects of the game, with some of the relationship between the boy and Trico also being emphasized. However, the game will have more than just that- there will be combat segments too, and they have apparently been enough to net the game a T for Teen rating from the ESRB.
“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),” the rating reads. “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 Last Guardian is due out on December 6, exclusively on the PlayStation 4.