February 9, 2012

This is the world of the Last of Us

Aside from the huge success of the Uncharted series, the team at Naughty Dog has been hard at work for the past two years creating a completely new world for their upcoming PS3 exclusive, The Last of Us

During a recent interview with Game Informer, director Bruce Straley and creative director Neil Druckmann discuss the game’s two main characters Joel and Ellie, and the post-apocalyptic world that they must survive in. And from what is known so far, this will be a world that will truly distinguish itself among other post-apocalyptic offerings, full of wildlife among the desolate city streets. 

The game’s protagonist, Joel is living day by day as a black market contraband dealer, emotionally distraught by the events that caused his life to change so drastically. He receives a mission to smuggle 14-year old Ellie out of the quarantine zone she was born in and into the unknown to find a safe haven away from military control. Despite his own apprehension, Joel becomes obligated to keep Ellie safe as they explore the ruins of civilization together. Much of the story is still a mystery but this video divulges enough to make me want to know more.

Source: Game Informer