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VGAs to introduce new PS3 exclusive, The Last of Us

Sunday, 4th December 2011 22:22 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A mysterious set of teasers have appeared for a new PlayStation 3 exclusive to be unveiled at the VGAs this week.

Called The Last of Us, the game is represented so far by two teaser trailers, the first of which is embedded below. A series of clips from real-world disasters are accompanied by a mature-sounding male narration mourning a simpler life.

The second teaser, accessible from the game’s website, shows an ant. IGN sourced the footage to an episode of BBC Planet Earth about a fungus called cordyceps which kills ants by eating their brains from the inside.

The VGAs take place on December 10. The awards will showcase EA BioWare’s latest game, the new Alan Wake and Metal Gear Solid: Rising.

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25 Comments

  1. Zgamer7

    Ok. Now for some gameplay..

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lahanas

    Ι dont think the game is called “The last of us”, it’s just a teaser tagline.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Worth pointing out that the YouTube channel was made in 2006, so people are saying the game may have been in the making ever since then. In fact going off Geoff Kieghly’s Tweets the “unbelievable” part might be that the game has been a secret for so long:

    “Would you believe there really are secrets still left in the game industry?”

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    PS3 exclusive or not, they failed to excite people.

    This is not a teaser, it’s a shitty montage with the Bastion narrator. It’s at the same level as Crysis 2 teaser, but Crysis as a franchise was popular at that time.

    + site was not working when they revealed that trailer and there is another video with Ants.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XuKjBIBBAL8 – original video with ants.

    so it’s probably a generic zombie game with PS Move… Lol

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    @4 Agree that was so stupid for Crysis 2 also.Which means this could be anything.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Fin

    Planet Earth is really excellent, y’all should pick up the BluRays if you’ve not seen it.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. sg1974

    Well, knowing Sony, this could be one of those strange PSN games that end up winning the approval of some critics but being played by almost no-one.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    Btw this maybe a rumor but i think Diablo III will be revealed at VGA for consoles with CGI trailer.

    “Diablo III’s full opening cinematic will make its world premiere at the @SPIKE_TV Video Game Awards!”

    from twitter.
    https://twitter.com/#!/Diablo

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @4 “PS3 exclusive or not, they failed to excite people.”

    I’m certainly excited to find out more about this. Sounds very interesting indeed.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. strikkebil

    im also excited to see what this is.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. LOLshock94

    Sounds more of a last man on earth game then a zombie game so hopefully a true survival game, just like how i am alive should have been like.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. OrbitMonkey

    “Failed to excite people…” lol, I bet the people unexcited are the very same people who moan like bitches that theirs no new ip’s anymore ;-)

    Keep hating haters, your the reason the interweb can be so full of shit :-P

    #12 3 years ago
  13. triggerhappy

    Put me down as VERY interested.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. The_Red

    I also think the Last of Us could be just the tagline. Of course it’s VGA and the whole thing could be a dumb overhyped surprise or a small downloadable game with the same name.

    Of course there is still a small chance that this is something truly big (Half Life 3 going PS3-PC only would destroy the waorld but it won’t happen). Coming from the same VGA and Kieghly who think everything is a megaton, I’m not so hopeful.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. mojo

    awesome teaser.
    excited to see more of this.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Shonak

    @4: Thanks. I knew that I heard this voice before. Now I wanna play Bastion again.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Len

    Supposedly this but revamped (so survival horror):

    http://sillegamer.com/2011/09/15/scea-developing-unannounced-ps3-horror-ip-psm3-nov-2011-rumor/

    We’ll see soon enough…

    #17 3 years ago
  18. IL DUCE

    Maybe its Cage’s next game…only reason I kept my PS3 after buying it this past Feb is b/c Heavy Rain was an amazing game…and plus I bought a bunch of blurays so might as well keep it to watch them

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Gekidami

    The site has changed background image to what looks like an in-game shot:
    http://www.lastofus.com/images/TLOU_GROWTH2.jpg

    You can see 2d alphas on the right there so that is apparently from in-game. The date on the site is today so we might see another teaser at some point.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. WFMMK

    @20 If you see the US Official PS Blog they also have some leaves…

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    ^ Ah yes, indeed they do. Could be related.

    Actually both pics are called “Growth 2″ so it seems like they are indeed related:
    http://blog.us.playstation.com/files/2011/12/Growth-2.jpg
    That pic might also be in-game too, though its less obvious.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. WFMMK

    @21 Very interesting, looking forward to this announcement. Seems like Sony think it’s a big deal so that makes me want to find out even more. Usually Sony just announce something predictable but this, this is different.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    All of these leaves reminds me of this:
    http://www.iwaggle3d.com/2011/09/plastic-confirms-datura-as-name-of.html

    Could be the same game.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. WFMMK

    Yeah looks very similar. I almost forgot about this video.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Uncontested

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLGxubfC1Ik

    cinematic posted yesterday sometime… better video as it gives a feel about the game unlike the original video

    #25 3 years ago

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