Learn about the Uncharted 3 dev’s next PlayStation 3-exclusive title, and perhaps 2012’s most awaited one, The Last of Us.
Last night’s resurfacing of Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance at Spike’s 2011 Video Game Awards wasn’t the only colossal piece of news there — besides me finding out how long you can tie a string of obscenities together on cable TV; we also got the amazing debut of The Last of Us, a brand new tale from the creators of the Uncharted series coming exclusively to the PlayStation 3 in 2012.
It’s developer Naughty Dog’s next game away from the world of Nathan Drake & friends, an action-survival one to boot, which enters the destructive realm of a post-apocalyptic United States. Word on the street is that a devastating fungal infection (see kids, practicing good hygiene matters) has left the nation in ruins — it’s also left it with a large infected population that has the constant urge to kill.
Also, they look like spoiled broccoli.
There are survivors though in The Last of Us, obviously as the name implies, and you’ll play as two of them. Joel, a grizzly middle-aged drifter, and Ellie, a teenage girl bravely living on her own. Two strangers that meet each other through game-plot circumstances and embark together on a dangerous journey through a shattered, disease infected-filled America.
Certainly sounds like the worst sit-com ever. But seeing as it’s not, and my loving faith in Naughty Dog to deliver another thrilling experience, that oh by the way, looks technically marvelous as Uncharted 3 did — then count me absolutely in.
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