Spike VGAs 2011 : The Last Of Us

The Last Of Us Logo

Picture the scene : a population infected by a plague, enraged mutants preying on the innocent and healthy, the last remaining survivors trying to do just that, survive. It sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard of before, right? Oh don’t give me that look, I know the premise of The Last Of Us sounds like a half-baked slice of oversaturated gaming pie but I’m willing to bet my life savings on it playing out like the exact opposite.

The Last Of Us (which is a PS3 exclusive) seems to be your atypical survival horror zombie slash ‘em up, you’re fighting the undead, you’re fighting rebels who are trying to jump you for a packet of rations and you’re fighting for your life, but what sets TLOU apart from the likes of the more arcadey Dead Rising and the eerie slasher-flick-esque Dead Space is that it’s developed by Naughty Dog. These guys aren’t just the Kings (and Queens) of quality video game development, they’re the whole entire monarchy.

Click ‘Read More’ for more info on the game as well as the first trailer.

Most seemed to have cottoned onto the fact that Naughty Dog can make a brilliant game out of an overdone idea as when the teaser trailer for the game aired at the Spike Video Game Awards last night, Naughty Dog and The Last Of Us trended on Twitter for a full 50 minutes in the US and is still trending in the UK now despite the awards being on over 10 hours ago, so it would be an understatement to say that we have more than a little faith in ND to pull this one off and according to Naughty Dog, the game will be “genre-defining”.

The Last Of Us Spike VGAs 2011 Teaser Trailer via thelastofus on YouTube

The game is set in the US of A and has Joel (voiced by Troy Baker, who is also the voice for the Bioshock Infinite lead, Booker DeWitt) and Ellie, a teenage girl who seems to be accompanying Joel in their cross-America journey. It’s not clear if the two are in fact related but it will be interesting to find out how they ended up in each other’s company when we hear more about the game.

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