It’s been nearly six months since we announced The Last of Us and development has been a beehive of activity. If you picked up the March 2012 issue of Game Informer or have seen any of the online coverage you might have read about Joel and Ellie’s time spent in an abandoned city they have driven to. We are excited to share a very fresh, very provocative video with you today. This video should answer some of the questions you had after reading the stories about what went down inside those city walls. You’ll get a glimpse into the lethality of the world Joel and Ellie are surviving in and what being a survivor in that world truly means. ...glimpse into the lethality of the world Joel and Ellie are surviving in
Joel and Ellie won’t have an easy road ahead on their journey across the U.S. Their path will intersect with other remaining survivors, some of which won’t be so friendly. In this scene Joel and Ellie continue the journey west in a salvaged pickup truck. The somber tune of Hank Williams, Sr. echoes the desolation of the world of The Last of Us. As they drive towards the next destination on their route, really just another place to find resources that will help them survive, they run into some hunters. What happens next is something you have to witness to understand. Check it out:
What you watched here is only a peek into how alone and forsaken the world has become. Our world is a brutal, lethal place in The Last of Us. Be ready for things to get much worse.
If you missed any of Game Informer’s coverage of The Last of Us be sure to dive into it as we have so much more to show you. You won’t want to miss any of the backstory. Most recently, Bruce Straley, Game Director, and Neil Druckmann, Creative Director, spoke with IGN and answered some questions about the game. Be sure to read it as we can’t wait to share this genre defining game with you. The hounds have started to bay. Get prepared for E3 and the news storm over coming months!