Posted by John on December 11, 2011

Naughty Dog making PS3 zombie exclusive The Last Of Us

Some basic info about The Last Of Us had started to
leak out a few days ago, not least when Sony started up a teaser website, this is the first time they’ve actually confirmed that the game exists and what it’s about.

As you can see below the trailer is something pretty special, but the biggest surprise is that the game’s developer is Uncharted creators Naughty Dog. That explains the amazing graphics (everything in the trailer is rendered in real-time by the PlayStation 3) and should virtually guarantee a great game.

The trailer is more about atmosphere than details, but given the state of the buildings it looks like the zombie (or whatever they are specifically) apocalypse has been going on for some time. It features a young girl with a flick knife watching an older man, presumably her dad, fighting with a zombie as the pair of them search for ammunition and supply.

Actually the first guy might just be a fellow survivor as the fast-moving mutant creatures that then enter the house don’t seem to be the same thing at all. The pair seem to survive though and escape outside to find a completely run down and overgrown city.

As with many post-apocalyptic games lately The Road seems to be a primary influence here, and since this is Naughty Dog the voiceovers are excellent. No release date is mentioned in the trailer but rumours so far point to a 2012 launch.

Unlike most of the other Spike VGA reveals Sony sent us some info on the game in advance, with the following description coming straight from the press release:

‘The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague. Abandoned cities are being reclaimed by nature and the remaining survivors are killing each other for food, weapons and whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a brave teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.’

Video: Check out
The Last Of Us trailer

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  • Would be awesome with a seriously subtle online mode. You never know if the other survivor is an NPC or a PC character. That would be gaming heaven.

  • The city at the end reminds me of the film I Am Legend Great looking game

  • Looks incredible. Yet again more PS3 exclusives that destroy everything else.

  • Naughty Dog only ever make 3 games in a series and then a go karting tie-in. Expect “Uncharted Team Racing” to be announced very soon.

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