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Video: Naughty Dog Reveals The Last of Us for PS3 at 2011 VGAs


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137w ago - Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells has revealed The Last of Us, exclusively for PS3, at 2011 VGAs today with a PlayStation 3 video trailer below!

To quote: Videos have been flying around all week about a new PS3 exclusive called [Register or Login to view links].

It was [Register or Login to view links] at this year's VGAs and we're very excited to confirm that The Last of Us is developed by Naughty Dog Inc, the creators behind the UNCHARTED, Jak and Daxter, and Crash Bandicoot series.

Neil Druckmann, Creative director and Bruce Straley, Game Director chime in below to divulge what The Last of Us is all about.

The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven tale about a modern plague decimating mankind.

Nature encroaches upon civilization, forcing remaining survivors to kill for food, weapons and whatever they can find. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.





We hope this teaser trailer has whet your appetite. We're excited we can finally begin to peel back the curtain on The Last of Us and discuss how we've been working as a two team studio.

Below is the official Press Release:

Sony Computer Entertainment America ANNOUNCES THE LAST OF US, A NEW PLAYSTATION 3 EXCLUSIVE DEVELOPED BY NAUGHTY DOG

LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2011 - Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC announced today The Last of Us, a new franchise created exclusively for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. Developed by Naughty Dog, the creators of the highly acclaimed and best-selling UNCHARTED series, The Last of Us was unveiled in a world premiere trailer at the Spike TV 2011 Video Game Award Show.

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.

"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.







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#13 - HeyManHRU - 137w ago
When the girls says "This is out routine" at 1:01, it just reminded me of how Uncharted 3 felt like a routine of doing some puzzles, killing enemies and then watching a cut-scene. I do hope this game isn't like that.

CS67700's Avatar
#12 - CS67700 - 137w ago
Then whats the whole point of the message at the beginning of the video ?

"Oh look, we're streaming a pre rendered video on a PS3".

Logically, it would want to mean its real time if i'm not wrong. I don't see the point of saying its taken from an actual PS3 if its pre rendered, that would be retarded.

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#11 - Prince Valiant - 137w ago
I only like a handful of movies with this sort of plot, definitely not going to get this.

I only like a handful of movies with this sort of plot, definitely not going to get this.
It's probably not in-game footage. I know they used videos for a lot of the scenes in Uncharted 2.

CS67700's Avatar
#10 - CS67700 - 137w ago
Knowing ND this was probably a real time rendered cinematic from the game, using the real in-game models and the game engine.
By now we all know what ND is capable of, no doubt possible anymore.

This is the result Sony promised to its costumers 6 years ago...

Lets hope the PS4 doesn't have such a silly architecture making it impossible to develop on it.

inginear's Avatar
#9 - inginear - 137w ago
It is, in-game.

If you mean "gameplay" which is totally different, i agree.
by "in-game" i mean footage that is not pre-rendered. almost every video game trailer you see is pre-rendered and not in-game footage.

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