The Last of Us prequel comic announced
posted on 10.12.12 at 08:13 PM EST by (@salromano)
Learn Ellie's backstory in spring 2013.

Naughty Dog will tell the backstory of The Last of Us‘ Ellie through a series of four mini-series comic books dubbed The Last of Us: American Dreams, the developer announced at Comic-Con in New York today.

Written by Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann and published by Dark Horse, the series will show how Ellie first meets Joel.

““At first I was very reluctant to do anything like this, just because we’re still developing the game. There’s a lot to be done in the game and it requires so much energy that I didn’t want to be distracted by something else,” Druckmann told IGN.

“At the same time, I didn’t want to just hand off these characters and find a writer, find an artist and do this thing and just say it’s not canon. If we were going to do this, we wanted to do it right.””

The Last of Us: American Dreams will launch in spring 2013. Asked how that relates to the timing of the game’s release, Druckmann said: “They’re both coming out in the same year. That’s all I can say at this time.”

Druckmann also confirmed the release of a separate, Dark Horse-published deluxe hardcover artbook, in conjuction with the release of the game, “exploring the characters, the infected humans, and the intricately realized world of the game.”

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Awesome, definitely buying this. 

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Awesome, definitely buying this. 

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Awesome, definitely buying this. 

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Awesome, definitely buying this. 

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    So long as they still cover most of this in the game, then I’m ok with it.

  • EspadaKiller

    Interesting, definitely getting this. 

  • Budgiecat

    Joel: “Hey I got candy in this van, hop in”

  • PrinceHeir

    good to see people from the game itself is writing this :D

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    I enjoyed the Fourth Labyrinth despite it being penned by an independent writer. Naturally I have high hopes for this.