As enjoyable as it was watching the announcement trailer for Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, I couldn’t help but want more – or at least to know more. After all, the trailer didn’t exactly give us much to go by.
Thankfully, Sony dropped a few new details to shed some light on just what it was that we saw. According to a press release sent out over the weekend, The Last of Us is, as suspected, set during a post-apocalyptic scenario of sorts where the population becomes infected by a plague of some unknown origin.
The story sees Joel, “a ruthless survivor”, and Ellie, “a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years”, working together to survive the not-so-friendly, plague-ridden landscape that nature has begun to reclaim after the disaster. Think I Am Legend, basically.
“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.”
Still no word on just when Naughty Dog’s new IP is due out, so you’ll just have to stick to Uncharted 3 for your Naughty Dog fix for now. I could think of worse things to be stuck with.