Naughty Dog summarizes The Last of Us demo, new screens

Friday, 2nd March 2012 13:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Naught Dog has posted extra details for The Last of Us along with a few new screenshots of the game over on the US PS Blog.

It’s basically a summary of the game’s demo shown to Game Informer, a lot of which was shown in the debut trailer, but it’s well worth the read.

According to the firm, the gameplay basically starts once Joel and Ellie’s truck crashes after trying to escape an attack by survivors, leading to an intense brawl between Joel and some hostiles.

Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer said the demo deliberately showed an “overview of the unique AI for The Last of Us,” so those viewing the debut video as well as the gameplay demo could note “how the balance of power between weapons creates an atmosphere of extreme tension in combat.” The same goes for exploring the environment and scavenging, as well as the relationship between Joel and Ellie – both in-combat and out of combat.

Meyer goes on to recount Joel’s gunfight, Ellie hitting a hostile with a brick, and the “several minutes of cat and mouse” where the duo work to “take out each of the survivors one-by-one until none remain.”

The rest of the demonstration touches upon the exploration of an abandoned building and the banter between Joel and Ellie.

You can read the full summarization through the link.

There’s also some concept art pulled from AGB posted in the gallery below.

The Last of Us is expected to launch either by the end of this year or early 2013 for PS3.



  1. Stephany Nunneley

    Loading the shots in now.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TD_Monstrous69

    If these are shots of actual gameplay, then wow…just…wow. I wouldn’t doubt Naughty Dog being capable of making something look and play as visually stunning as The Last of Us looks. But man, I hope I still feel the same way when I see actual gameplay. Here’s hoping one of Sony’s GDC showcases is some gameplay for The Last Of Us.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    With Naughty Dog you just know what you are getting. That’s what i like about certain developers, when you know it has been made by Rockstar, Bethesda , Naughty Dog, etc…you just know you are getting something fantastic.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    More concept art added.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Voight

    Amazing stuff.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Voight

    ND is Sony’s Pixar.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. xxJPRACERxx

    I hope they refine the control. I don’t like the floaty control of Uncharted.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Lounds

    I know a lot of those images are concept art, but I do not doubt ND’s ability to make them a reality.

    #8 3 years ago

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