The Last of Us announced for PlayStation 3
posted on 12.10.11 at 08:19 PM EST by (@salromano)
Naughty Dog's latest PlayStation 3 game.

Sony’s new PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us was formally announced at tonight’s Video Game wards, and Uncharted developers Naughty Dog are at its helm.

The game is a post-apocalyptic deal. The trailer shows a father and daughter in a hospital, struggling to stay alive in a world overtaken by zombie creatures. The girl, as it seems, doesn’t know of a world without these creatures. Running outside, a city overgrown in grass is seen, as the logo eventually kicks in.

Watch the trailer below.

  • rockman29

    Naughty Dog did the action-movie game the best, and now they gonna make the most wild zombie game too…. lol.

    Edit: wowowowowowowowow that was awesome!

    I was asking for a game JUST like The Living Dead AMC series, and holy snap this is it!

  • Sal Romano

    Naughty Dog = excited.

  • Chaos Raiden

    Oh man, this is so awesome. I really want this game badly now. I am glad to see Naughty Dog to develop a new IP. :D

  • GAMEMASTER

    Ok..so who wants to get teabagged?..O_O

  • Kougeru

    Honestly got a bit disappointed. Outside of Uncharted I don’t like any of their games. I also find Uncharted vastly overrated. Nice story but very…over the top. Not my style for sure. The guns are also apparently not rifled as the bullets go in complete BS trajectories. The climbing and movement is great though. Just like last year, this show is a joke and seems to be kind of a sell out thing. Will I am, LL Cool J and such…. Most annoying is they put Zelda in the same catageory as Uncharted 3…and in the same categeory as Batman. I see SOME similarities between Zelda and batman (puzzles, gadgets, ect) but they’re all 3 pretty different games for different types of people. dumb to group them together. Awards for this are a joke but the trailers are great. I just wish this was a gameplay trailer instead of CGI. I thought we were past CGI trailers a few years back >.<

    • Noctionus

      @Kougeru: You don’t like Jak & Crash series?. C’mon, pal!.

      • Kougeru

        @Noctionus: Just not my style.I’ll respect that the franchise is probably good to the people who like that type of game. I’m interested in Last of Us but I’m just disappointed that this trailer , while in-game…it’s still per-rendered. still a cut scene.

    • http://www.gamesreflexoes.blogspot.com mateuspradosousa

      @Kougeru: It is NOT a CGI, its IN GAME video…Geoff and ND staff said this many times…maybe Gematsu can assure this for us

    • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

      @Kougeru: The bullets go in bullshit trajectories? Umm…yeah sure. I seen it no different than any other game. I agree that its odd to but a platformer, action/rpg, and a action/adventure game together.

      Again with Uncharted, it wasn’t in game CGI as mentioned. The cinematics in Uncharted 3 are in-game. Its too bad that Naughty Dog games are not your “style” but regardless of that, they are still good games. About the VGAs, you can’t take them serious. It would be nice if Spike tv did but you take what you can get and I am happy at least someone is recognizing that gamers deserve an award show. I can do without a lot of the stupid celebrities appearances.

  • Sal Romano

    Just noticed — the girl looks like Juno.

    • Chaos Raiden

      @Sal Romano:

      You mean, the character Juno from the movie called Juno, or someone else?

      • Sal Romano

        @Chaos Raiden: Yeah, that’s the one.

        • anime10121

          @Sal Romano: Sounds like her too! Oh and this trailer looks AWESOME and I’m not normally into these types of games! I dont know what it is about Naughty Dog (it may be their awesome presentation/stories), they keep giving me games I didnt even know I wanted! :)

    • GAMEMASTER

      @Sal Romano: Lol, I was thinking the samething! She also played a role in inception? Yea..that’s def. her.

      • anime10121

        @GAMEMASTER: Oh and the character also has the same first name; Actor= Ellen Page, character in game= Ellie :)

    • http://www.gamesreflexoes.blogspot.com mateuspradosousa

      @Sal Romano: Yes, maybe she is the actress behind the girl

  • KingdomPersona

    I… don’t know what to say Not at the game It look awesome at one comment I read now It made me drop my IQ WAY DOWN that how dumb it is.

    • Kougeru

      @KingdomPersona: Just because I have different tastes in games makes my comment dumb? Or are you referring where I mentioned how different those games were and that they shouldn’t have been in the same category? I’ll respect your opinions but calling mine dumb is just hilarious. Also, to clarify my complaint about the CGI of this trailer, i made a mistake. it’s not cgi..but it’s still pre-rendered.because Geoff said we were going to meet the characters and the world in the game engine. It is in game engine, but it’s not real-time. pre-rendered

      • KingdomPersona

        @Kougeru: Clam Down I NEVER say your name so I was’t talking to you and No this Trailer IS’T CGI it’s in game.

        • Kougeru

          @KingdomPersona: My bad if it wasnt meant at me. It just seemed like it since you commented on my other one. I also corrected myself by saying it’s pre-rendered and not CGI. Not real-time.

          • thunderbear

            @Kougeru: It _is_ real-time. I personally know artists at Naughty Dog and what you saw is running completely in real-time on the PS3 hardware. So Geoff didn’t lie or say anything wrong. What you are probably thinking of is “gameplay”. We didn’t get to see any game-play, but the game plays out in exactly the same environments as you saw in the in-game cut-scene.

  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    Holy crap that looks insane

  • Sal Romano

    Evan Wells on Twitter: “Btw, The Last of Us trailer was entirely captured from a Playstation 3.”

    http://twitter.com/#!/evan_wells/status/145674485721341952

    • Kougeru

      @Sal Romano: captured from a PS3 and being real-time are still different things. It’s still pre-rendered. Can’t wait to see some real gameplay though. I’m sure it will look at least close to that. I’m very excited to see what they do that’s different from other zombie games.

      • Sal Romano

        @Kougeru: I recall Geoff mentioning it was captured entirely in-game.

        • Kougeru

          @Sal Romano: He said in the game engine. But not real time. Not a big deal. It will look great no doubt. These awards are kinda funny. Uncharted 3, their big game this year looks AMAZING, but it winning best graphics over BF3 (PC) was funny. Main reason viewer-voted awards are not so great.

          Also, how do I disable email notifications? I’m not clicking the boxes but I still get emailed.

      • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

        @Kougeru: Its not pre rendered.That would mean it was captured ahead of time

  • FaithlessMr

    First off, let me get this out of the way: I LOVE Naughty Dog, they’re one of the top developers out there and I’m always excited about their projects.

    BUT

    I can’t say I’m happy they went with the Zombie Apocalypse scenario here. It seems like it is being overused, and I would like to see ND going for something different. But then again, I’m excited :)

    Still, I was expecting something different.

    • rockman29

      @FaithlessMr: Come on dude, look how much different this game’s direction is compared to other zombie apocalypse games. That’s pretty significant.

      If it were simply looking to be like any other zombie game, I’d be angry, but their apparent direction makes me confident.

      I mean come on… zombies… actual survival horror… isn’t this the game we DO want to see with zombies? Other zombie games that don’t try as much are just notwithstanding.

      Just look at Dead Island. That game’s trailer was a complete faux pas and unrepresentative of the game. Naughty Dog on the other hand is the developer that is looking like they intend to push some sort of boundary here.

      This is what I want at least. I think you’ll agree!

      • FaithlessMr

        @rockman29: Yeah, I want to agree with you. I love Naughty Dog, I really do, but it has been a while since we’ve seen a nice Zombie game, and well, it would be great to see one that actually manages to be good even if the initial premise is something we’ve been seeing quite a lot this gen.

  • Noctionus

    It’s not zombie IT’S FUNGUS ZOMBIE gaiz!… =p

    2Failthlesh: It’s not the same team who develop Uncharted series, just another team of Naughty Dog that secretely develop the project since 2006.

    • potionsmaster

      @Noctionus:

      Noctionus, is that you man?

    • FaithlessMr

      @Noctionus:
      Yeah, like I said, I have faith in Naughty Dog or whoever works under their belt :P

  • L_kira

    What genre is this exactly? Survival Horror? Or Action-Adventure platformer?

    • http://www.espadakiller.wordpress.com EspadaKiller

      @L_kira: I guess maybe a mix of both, with the main genre Survival Horror.

      And i must say this trailer look awesome! I like it!

    • http://www.gamesreflexoes.blogspot.com mateuspradosousa

      @L_kira: Both. Just read the Press Release…

  • Devoted

    I’d say that if anyone can make a compelling, character-driven, Walking Dead/I am Legend scenario on a videogame… It’s ND.

    Curious to see what they’ll do with this. Also, the last creature’s head seemed diferent… ant-ish, almost.

    Maybe those theories that speculated that the “infection” is a ant-related fungus aren’t that wrong…

  • Zero

    I’m excited.

    I’m happy it turned out to be a new I.P. like I predicted, and even more happy that its from Naughty Dog.

  • http://www.youtube.com/tezchi TezChi

    My favourite of the new VGA trailers. Original, fresh, looks to have a darker edge than previous games by the developer, and their pedigree is sure to make the game award worthy. Really excited!

  • thunderbear

    Just because it’s post-apocalyptic and there’s gene mutation doesn’t mean they are zombies. I don’t remember zombies running that fast…

  • Charlie

    Ellen Page anyone?

    • Sal Romano

      @Charlie: Scroll up, haha.

      • Charlie

        @Sal Romano: I thought I was the only one that noticed ;)

  • BizarreJelly

    Looks absolutely amazing! Love Naughty Dog, glad to seem them venturing into something other than Uncharted.

    And yeah, she is Ellen Page in pixel form.

  • Azure’Sora

    This looks reallly coool, it had a great impact on me like the trailer of dead island did .