Update: Here's a snippet from the press release that just came our way:
"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 young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States."
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells added that 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." …wow.
Oh shut up .
We knew Sony was preparing to unveil a new PlayStation 3 exclusive at the Spike TV Video Game Awards and this past week, we learned it would probably be The Last Of Us .
All we had was a teaser trailer, a teaser site with an even more bizarre video, and some vague theories. Well, you probably wouldn't have guessed…hell, we never would've guessed it, either, but it's actually Naughty Dog's new project. The announcement trailer debuted at the VGAs and the opening message says the footage was taken from the PS3, so we have to assume it's exclusive.
The Uncharted developer is trying something new and we love it. While the concept may appear somewhat simple and even cliched on the surface, we are absolutely positive that Naughty Dog will once again produce a game that is a cut above. It's just what they do. And we think it's great that such a talented studio is taking a little break from Drake and Co.
Sure, it's amazing, but let these guys spread their wings and watch out.
Related Game(s): The Last Of Us