It has been nearly a year since Sony re-introduced The Last Guardian, Fumito Ueda's long-suffering follow-up to PS2 classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.
The preview details a new gameplay mechanic, in which the human boy character wields a mirrored shield.
Back to The Last Guardian's biggest star, Trico is "one of the most striking video game presences in recent years," reads the article, but one who may be as "divisive" as Ico's Yorda, who "irritated as many players as she charmed."
— Edge @edgeonline May 26, 2016
Trico is described as a powerful creature, but one that's timid and nervous in its nature.
"One area a little later in the demo sees us emerge high up from the wall of a huge cave that holds an underground lake.
Ueda says of Trico: "This creature isn't like the cute pets that exist in other games, or an ally that's really useful.