The folks over at Naughty Dog dropped a new trailer for the highly anticipated title The Last of Us. There has been a media blackout since its initial reveal at the Spike VGAs last year, until today.
The Last of Us is Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic zombie game that deals with the aftermath of a deadly fungus outbreak. The fungus apparently grows in the brain inside out until the infected end up with a broccoli for a head.
The developers have promised to deliver a somber and emotional story that centers on a bond between Joel and a young girl named Ellie as they try to survive in a world turned upside down.
The first trailer shown at the Spike VGAs revealed the zombie-like infected creatures. The latest trailer unveiled by IGN, shows off a truck ambush and deals more with the surviving humans.
As you can see in the trailer, the graphics are absolutely gorgeous as its all in-engine and looks to be the best looking game on the consoles. You will notice that only one of the attackers have a gun while the others resort to throwing bricks and sticks at the car. One thing ND has made clear is that this is a survival game where ammo is scarce.
The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven tale about a modern plague decimating mankind. Nature encroaches upon civilization, forcing remaining survivors to kill for food, weapons and whatever they can find. 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.
The story starts out in Pittsburg and expands to other locations as Joel and Ellie make it out of the rundown city. You can clearly see land markers in the trailer showing off the location of the game.
The developers were inspired by other zombie stories such as I am Legend and The Walking Dead graphic novels.