The Last of Us has landed a second TV spot.
The Last of Us is one of the latest additions to the “zombie game” genre, featuring the undead-killing adventures of Joel and Ellie. The two are among the last uninfected people in the US, ringing a bit of Zombieland. The player controls Joel, while Ellie is an NPC who tags along, possibly as backup or simply support.
Slated for June 14 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last of Us is Naughty Dog’s take on zombie games, incorporating a new concept called “dynamic stealth” and enemies that may take cover when they see the player. Basically, the zombies may be a bit smarter than you’re used to in other games.
A second TV spot debuted last night for The Last of Us. It begins with the city ruins as the protagonists make their way along the wreckage. Ellie (voiced by Ashley Johnson) narrates, “The world’s been hard on us. Hard on him.”
We see Joel up close, a grizzled man with a full complement of facial hair. Then we see him with a hand axe facing what appears to be a log cabin, as Ellie continues, “Joel’s done some terrible things. Tells me that on this journey, you either hang on to your morals and die, or do whatever it takes to survive.”
We see Joel and Ellie hiding behind a door as another man with a shotgun checks the area out and then moves on. Then Joel attacks a man supposedly bitten but not yet showing signs of infection. Music kicks in as the words “From the creators of Uncharted” precede a montage of action scenes.
A freakish denizen of The Last of Us gets up close and personal with Joel, Ellie aims a bow and arrow in the woods, Joel drives a truck with Ellie as a passenger through a back alley, and we see a screen bragging about The Last of Us being “Best in Show,” according to game critics at E3 2012.
The rest of the TV spot is above.
What do you think of the TV spot for The Last of Us?