Remember our very first glimpse of Dead Island? The trailer was just so gritty, dark and dramatic; it provided an emotional impact that seemed to promise a whole new level in video games. Unfortunately what we got was another generic first-person shooter filled with zombie clichés and technical glitches. So it’s with much trepidation that i present the debut trailer for The Last of Us.
The Last of Us is genre-defining experience blending survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague. Cities are abandoned and being reclaimed by nature. Remaining survivors are killing each other for food, weapons and whatever they can find. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a young teenage girl who’s braver and wiser beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.
The PS3 exclusive is being developed by Naughty Dog, and is supposedly based on the the idea that the deadly cordyceps fungus could infect humans. Lead designer Neil Druckmann insists that the trailer is “very representative” of the game itself, but we’re going to stay skeptical until we see some more footage. Until then feel free to visit the official website to learn more!