The Last of Us multiplayer previews, screenshots
posted on 06.03.13 at 10:32 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Factions: survival-based multiplayer across 12 maps.

Sony and Naughty Dog have unveiled The Last of Us‘ online multiplayer mode through new media previews and screenshots.

Multiplayer is called “Factions,” and allows players to customize their character with various hats, masks, helmets, and gestures, design their emblem, and set their loadouts and bolt-on skills. Those are skills like “Covert Training 2,” which lets you crouch-walk without showing up on an opponent’s Listen Mode tracking, or one that lets you craft items in half the time it would normally take.

The goal of multiplayer is to survive 12 weeks, with each match representing a day. You’ll play as one of two clans across two game types and seven maps.

The first game type is called “Supply Raid,” and sees players scavenging for supplies with a 20-life limit. Anything you craft or buy, however, is carried over if you die. The second game type, “Survivors,” consists of seven rounds with one life per round. Both game modes allow up to eight players, with four on each team.

For more details, check out these previews: NowGamer, OPM, PlayStation LifeStyle, PushSquare, ShackNews, TheSixthAxis, or Vandal (Spanish).

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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  • SuperLuigi

    This looks amazing! Way better than what I thought it was gonna be.

  • SystemLimbic

    Naughty dog never disappoint me

  • Fabian Ortiz

    Thank you Naughty Dog.

    Can’t wait to start my Multiplayer Lets Play!

  • KnifeAndFork

    Can you play as Ellie in MP

  • 3DBudgie

    No zeds in the screenshots. If it’s just 4vs4 humans then this is going to be rather boring. Hopefully it’s 4vs4vsZombies.

  • TetsuyaHikari

    This sounds brutal, haha. Definitely more unforgiving than a lot of action games with multiplayer in them anyway. Then again… Maybe I’m behind the times since it has been a while. I look forward to the customization options though~!

    • PrinceHeir

      if it’s like UC3 it would be awesome(at a price)

      but yeah they definitely need to make a fully customize character in line with the Soul Calibur/Virtua Fighter/Tekken series.

      more customization is always good!!

      helps differentiate yourself from the rest of the team.

      as for the screen, looks amazing and fun as hell!

      finally a game that let’s us use a flamethrower.

      haven’t seen that awhile since TF2 days.

      though i’ll be getting the game on december once they roll this out.

      plus backlog and anime and manga so yeah :

      • Budgiecat

        Are you getting Gundam Breaker and JoJo

        • PrinceHeir

          only JoJo

          not sure about Gundam Breaker :

          i prefer Armored Core, Virtual-On,Border Break, and Zone of the Enders Style of play

          it does look cool though

  • Budgiecat

    Why are they trying to kill each other the should be worrying about looking for food, avoiding those mushroom zombie and also taking baths they probably stink to high heaven..

    • LordKaiser

      That’s because it’s realistic. That’s how people are…. sadly.

  • Micheal Scott

    Man i most of been a sleep for two day this is the new i’ve been wait for
    yes no just a shoot them uper XD