Naughty Dog shocks the World as they announce the brand new title The Last of Us is coming exclusively to PlayStation 3!
The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven story. Abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. A population decimated by a modern plague that turns them into zombies. Survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on.
The main characters shown in the CGI trailer are: Joel, a brutal survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together if they hope to survive their journey across the US.
Check out the new direction for the Uncharted series’ Developer in the Spike Video Game Awards 2011 Debut Trailer! It’s being said that the trailer is in-engine. Here’s The Last of Us trailer:
As much as I love me some Uncharted, after Uncharted 1, 2 & 3 I’m kinda glad they are working on something new. Hopefully this is a Fall 2012 release, but considering they usually have a two-year development cycle I’m not too sure about that.
What do you think of how it looks so far?
PR quotes about The Last of Us:
“We are excited to finally unveil The Last of Us, a project the team has been working hard on for some time,” said Evan Wells, Co-President of Naughty Dog. “Naughty Dog’s mission is to change the way people experience videogames. We are confident The Last of Us will take a leap forward in cinematic gaming and storytelling, providing gamers with an experience unlike anything else in the industry.”
The Last of Us is developed by some of the industry most talented game designers including Bruce Straley, game director, and Neil Druckmann, creative director. Naughty Dog advanced to the forefront of the videogame industry in 1996 with the successful introduction of Crash Bandicoot on the original PlayStation. The developer extended the franchise with Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped and Crash Team Racing, selling 22 million copies worldwide and led to Naughty Dog being the most successful video game developer in the United States for that console generation. The team then created the Jak and Daxter franchise including Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy®, Jak II™, Jak 3™ and Jak X: Combat Racing™. All four of titles are PlayStation®2 “Greatest Hits”. In 2007 the team released UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune® and followed with UNCHARTED2: Among Thieves™ and the recent November launch of UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception™. Having currently sold over 13 million units worldwide, the UNCHARTED franchise represents some of the most impressive graphics, sound and processing capabilities found on PS3.