We've noted before that 2012 isn't exactly jam packed with big PlayStation 3 exclusives. There are a few, but in comparison to recent years…

Then again, perhaps fresh evidence indicates a big December for the PlayStation brand. It's all rumor, of course, but according to TrendyGamers citing retailer Video Games Plus, both The Last Of Us and the recently announced PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale are slated to hit just before Christmas.

Naughty Dog's highly anticipated exclusive apparently has a date of December 4, while the PlayStation-branded brawler may land a week later on December 11. You'll also see that LittleBigPlanet Karting is slated for November 6, and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is set for February 12, 2013. We had heard the latter wouldn't make it this year, but anyway, it seems three exclusives – along with the Ratchet & Clank Collection – might arrive in November and December of this year…and one of 'em is The Last Of Us .

This could be downright huge for the PS3, if true. We're still going to need something official before we get all excited, though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

So sad to see Ni No Kuni pushed back so far but The Last of Us would make a fine Christmas present for yours truly. I'm interested in how well it will (or won't) sell as well as playing it for myself.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
8 years ago

Every time I read "The Last" I automatically think "Guardian". Oh sad sad reality.

playSTATION
playSTATION
8 years ago

what about sly 4?

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
8 years ago

No offical date, but I thought I read on the PS Blog it will make it out for "holiday 2012"

playSTATION
playSTATION
8 years ago

and just when is The Last Guardian coming out??

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

At this rate…?

I don't want to guess.

YashaZz
YashaZz
8 years ago

I'm real disappointed and sad at the same time. I feel something is wrong. The project had to be here by now, but no, no news like it never happened.

playaplus
playaplus
8 years ago

ps all stars!!!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

I can't decide if Max Payne looks worse in Max Payne 3 or The Last of Us.

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
8 years ago

i really hope last of us is a 2013 release I got too many games to get this year as it is lol

AshT
AshT
8 years ago

i had the exact same feeling when i read this, i mean this holiday season is packed with the likes of AC III, Bioshock Infinite and many more, how wud i find time to play 'em all

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
8 years ago

all i want is The Last Guardian, nothing more…

bebestorm
bebestorm
8 years ago

Im still on the fence about the Last of Us and Allstar is not appealing to me at all. The Perfect gift would be the Last Guardian and kicking off the new year Ni No Kuni!!

___________
___________
8 years ago

when was the last time big exclusives released in december?
let alone 2!?
i doubt the last of us will be a december title, a few retailers have it listed as september.
as for R&C collection either the US is getting it WAY later than everyone else, or thats crap.
id take the latter, this has the same likelihood of happening as aliens coming to earth and promoting us to lords of the galaxy!
R&C is due out here may 31st, and $ony better not delay it otherwise im flying to Japan and knocking demolishing their whole headquarters!
they can keep me away from many things, but no one, and i mean NO ONE can keep me away from my beloved lombax!

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
8 years ago

I really hope so…The Last Guardian making it out this year would be fantastic.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
8 years ago

I actually meant The Last of Us. The Last Guardian coming out AT ALL would be fantastic.

Twistedfloyd
Twistedfloyd
8 years ago

The Last Guardian. Release Date: December 15, 2017. I really don't see this game ever coming out anytime soon. I honestly would not be surprised if this was the release date. I hope it comes out, I want this game, especially after recently playing ICO for the first time, which was a freaking masterpiece.

I don't like the idea however of both of these games coming out back to back. Sony needs to space out their exclusive releases. That's why last year, games like inFamous 2 and R3 underperformed because it seemed like there was a new PS3 exclusive happening every other month.

TitchyPenguin
TitchyPenguin
8 years ago

I dunno this year has/will be almost as good. If compare the years…
2011
Killzone 3
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD
LittleBigPlanet 2
Infamous 2
Resistance 3
Uncharted 3

2012
Twisted Metal
Jak and Daxter HD trilogy
Starhawk
Ratchet and Clank HD trilogy
SorceryÂ
Little Big Planet Karting
Sly 4
God of War Ascension
The Last of Us
Then you can see little difference. Plus we've had/getting
PS Vita
Uncharted Golden Abyss
Modnation Racers Roadtrip
Wipeout 2048
Unit 13
Resistance Burning Skies
LittlebigPlanet
Assassins Creed Vita
Final Fantasy remake (can't remmeber which) etc. it seems to me a great year for Playstation Fans.


Last edited by TitchyPenguin on 5/4/2012 12:16:11 PM

TitchyPenguin
TitchyPenguin
8 years ago

Whys it sent my post 3 times when I tried to to edit it? Also I forgot Journey.

evilmunkie
evilmunkie
8 years ago

Last of Us coming out this year? If Naughty Dog thinks that they will have it more than ready by then I say go for it. I wouldn't mind at all if they spent some more time on it if they thought it was needed. The Uncharted games always makes me wish they were longer. Not calling the games short, but it always leaves me wanting more at the end. I wasn't disappointed by those games, more like I was thinking 'man, I don't want this game to end just yet' on my first runs of them. Uncharted 3 was great but I remember hearing somewhere that they wished they didn't put a release date on the E3 reveal. I also wouldn't mind they release next year so I can dedicate a little more time to a few more games I got my eye on getting. There is a saying that goes 'amazing things takes time' as long as PS3 exclusives outshines the competition I have no problem at all being patient.

Robochic
Robochic
8 years ago

I am going to preorder Last of us tomorrow i want this game sooooo bad, also Tomb Raider is another one that game looks great. Busy fall i think so.