31w ago - Social Media Manager Sid Shuman is here with a fresh video today showcasing The Last of Us on PlayStation 3 which introduces the infected below.
To quote: I'm ready for The Last of Us. This morally grey gem from the brilliant minds at Naughty Dog combines exploration, scavenging, and brutal hide-and-seek combat against hordes of deadly Infected that prowl the remains of a ravaged United States. June 14th can't come soon enough!
Not long ago, we asked The Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley to give us an intimate tour of the game's sights and sounds.
Among many other topics, our new interview details the disturbing origins of the game's Infected, an idea which sprouted from nature documentaries.
Our discussion also plunges deeper into the turbulent but vital relationship between Joel and Ellie, as unlikely a pair of game protagonists as you're likely to find.
Please watch, and then leave your thoughts in the comments below!
32w ago - Sony European Product Manager Elliott Linger shared some new video trailers today spotlighting The Last of Us Special Editions below.
To quote: In only a few weeks you will be able to get your hands on Naughty Dog's hotly anticipated new title The Last of Us!
Set 20 years after a pandemic has radically changed civilization as we know it, The Last of Us follows Joel, a hardened survivor who is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across what remains of the United States.
Across PAL regions, we have two very special editions that you can pre-order now and enjoy as soon as the game hits the shelves on 14th June - the mirror Joel and Ellie editions, based on the game's protagonists.
Check out trailers detailing the contents of each special edition below:
Retailing at €79.99, these limited editions can be pre-ordered now by clicking on the relevant locale link below:
35w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli posted up a follow-up video today spotlighting The Last of Us development series dubbed Episode 2: Wasteland Beautiful below.
To quote: In our first video in The Last of Us Development series we took a look at the Infected. We explored their unpredictable nature, what the Cordyceps fungus has done to these humans, and how we as developers worked some plausible science about infection into the game.
Area 5 returned to the studio to discover how we created the game world. The second video in the series looks at what went into the concept and design of the world and its environments in The Last of Us.
The key word for the development of every aspect in The Last of Us is contrast. There's a counterpoint to nearly every detail in the game and we strive to show as much beauty as the ugly, brutal realities of the world allow. We think you'll find our wasteland beautiful once you get into the game world in just a couple months.
Check it out:
Our next video in the series will explore the crafting and scavenging gameplay mechanics. An in-depth documentary on the game disc will contain an expanded look at all the content in these videos. The Last...
35w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer has announced today that The Last of Us: American Dreams comic book issue #1 is out now.
Below are the details, to quote: We're proud to share the news that the first issue of The Last of Us: American Dreams - a comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics and jointly written by Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann and the talented Faith Erin Hicks - is in stores now.
The series art is also by Faith, with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, lettering by Clem Robins, and the stunning covers by Julián Totino Tedesco.
Trust us when we say that American Dreams doesn't spoil any of the story found in The Last of Us game, and instead gives you a great introduction to Ellie and her life as told through events inside the quarantine zone taking place prior to the game.
I have to say, even though I've been able to watch the American Dreams series take shape over the past several months as we worked on it with Dark Horse Comics, it was still no less awesome to finally see it in front of me and read Issue #1 as an actual, real comic book.
Brendan Wright, Editor of The Last of Us: American Dreams, has a great blog post over on the Dark Horse Web site that introduces...
36w ago - Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann has unveiled a new Red Band video trailer for The Last of Us on PlayStation 3 today!
Below are the details and video footage, to quote: We kicked off the television campaign for The Last of Us on Sunday, with our first official TV spot on the season finale of AMC's The Walking Dead.
We'd like to share with you the red band story trailer that TV spot called out. Take a look at some new gameplay from The Last of Us:
This gameplay represents a slice of the journey Joel and Ellie will be taking across the United States. They'll travel westward, traversing different climates, environments, and seasons. The moral dilemmas and decisions they're forced to make will test the limits of their conscience and humanity.
Who is a friend and who is a foe? The Last of Us explores many questions that deal with themes of loyalty, love, and redemption. We're excited to hear what you have to say about the game and its narrative.