Naughty Dog Reveals The Last of Us at 2011 VGAs

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Naughty Dog Reveals The Last of Us at 2011 VGAs

The Last of Us for PS3

Videos have been flying around all week about a new PS3 exclusive called The Last of Us. It was revealed at this year’s VGAs and we’re very excited to confirm that The Last of Us is developed by Naughty Dog Inc, the creators behind the UNCHARTED, Jak and Daxter, and Crash Bandicoot series. Neil Druckmann, Creative director and Bruce Straley, Game Director chime in below to divulge what The Last of Us is all about.

The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven tale about a modern plague decimating mankind. Nature encroaches upon civilization, forcing remaining survivors to kill for food, weapons and whatever they can find. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.

Naughty Dog Reveals The Last of Us at 2011 VGAs

We hope this teaser trailer has whet your appetite. We’re excited we can finally begin to peel back the curtain on The Last of Us and discuss how we’ve been working as a two team studio. For further information about The Last of Us, the PlayStation.Blog will be the first place to hear about this exciting new title from some of the industry’s most talented game designers.

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  • Awesome!!! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  • off topic bring back the Crash Bandicoot series or redo them in hd but on topic Joel looks like a older ver of drake

  • Naughty Dog developing this was a big time surprise. Regardless, cannot wait to play it.

  • easily game of the year whenever it releases. the game looks a generation ahead of anything on other consoles like x360/wii

  • Never would’ve guessed ND was behind this!

    A couple urgent questions I think everyone’s dying to have asked:

    -Is Amy Hennig writing?

    -Was that Ellen Page in your trailer?

    Thanks, can’t wait to become The Last of Us!

  • This will be the greatest game of all time. Until ND makes another game, of course.

  • Looked nice on the VGAs

  • In the words of every cheesy disaster move: My God…

  • ace.
    looks amazing. and so happy to see a new IP.

    this is why i love PS3.

  • CANT WAIT FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The most exciting thing so far is that the man and the girl aren’t related. It shows the emotional bond they’ve created without the blood relation. Great work guys!

  • Trailer looked awesome! Can’t wait for more details!
    Naughty Dog never lets us down!

  • Consider it bought. As soon as Naughty Dog logo came up, I already had bought it.

  • What year is it coming out in?

  • Looks pretty cool.

  • Naughty Dog you are amazing. I can not wait to buy this game.

  • Looks awesome, but please, no third person. I don’t want uncharted w/ zombies.

  • When will it be released?


  • From that trailer it got that res4 vibe which is a plus too me. Last
    of us looks cool.

  • This looks amazing i cant wait i cant believe naughty dogs making this there an amazing company my second favorite (behind Insomniac of course) cant wait,

    another great PS3 exclusive

  • My jaw dropped as soon as I saw Naughty Dog making this game. Really cool trailer. Can’t wait to hear more.

    Also very cool to see Naughty Dog having two teams now. Can’t get enough games from you guys. Oh and please answer comment #5 by Surfaced. That really is the two most important questions.

  • I’m sorry, but i have no interest in yet ANOTHER survival horror game. If Naughty Dog is going to be busy with uncharted 4, helping with Uncharted vita, and now the last of us, who’s going to develop Jak 4? And don’t say it’s a rumor; literally every other collection has been followed by a ps3 or psp continuation of the series.

  • WOW, Naughty Dog stays busy. Other developers should be ashamed of themselves. ND manages to pump out 3 back to back stunning and enjoyable games and is already in the thick of it with a new IP while other developers cant even deliver on promises and workable features or gameplay.

    I can’t wait to hear more from Naughty Dog about The Last of Us.

    I really want to hear more about the story behind this game.

  • @17
    Why not third person ?

    UNCHARTED has better descriptors. It’s a shooter and a platformer. Those are the main mechanics.

    The Last of Us will be a surival/action game.

    See the difference? Besides, if it were first person, some less-informed people would struggle to see how it’s different from Dead Island.

  • Wow didnt see that coming.I cant wait :D but may i ask with 2 teams are u going to be able to make u games at once or just work on one and then show off the other one?

  • Great trailer, glad it is a plague and not zombies. I wonder what mechanics it will have? Platformer? Shooter? I await info.

  • Interesting concept, I hope Naughty Dog go back to the open world roots they established with Jak 3 (phenomenal game). I loved Uncharted 3 but some of the game-play mechanics that required trial and error were tedious and hurt the game. I would love to see them take some inspiration from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. for this game.

  • @23

    Jak wouldn’t be done by Uncharted for a while. The genre is out of popularity; Sony won’t let one of their AAA studios take it on as a main project.

    Remember R&C All 4 One? Insomniac’s east coast studio did that; the main Californian team was put on Resistance 3, a first-person shooter.

  • Does this mean there wont be another Uncharted game? If that’s the case, I’m gonna go cut myself :(

  • I literally got chills when I saw the Naughty Dog logo at the beginning of the trailer at the VGA’s. Great job Naughty Dog!

  • Looks like an I Am Legend game, but I can’t wait. I’m interested in the story of what happened in Naughty Dog’s game. The graphics are also absolutely gorgeous as always.

  • I know that I probably won’t get an answer for this, but is Ellie the main character? A lot of people (including myself) are hoping that she is.

  • Excited i am

  • release date please!!

  • so we can finally say that VALVE are dead
    that garbage looking game L4D 1 and 2 got 8/9 from many sites
    I am sure LOU will score 99 at meta

    @permafry ….we are very much interested to see a survival horror game since UC1 had awesome moments
    that gave the vibe of that genre. With LOU it is game over for CAPCOM/VALVE and numerous other developers
    who have gotten away with crap games like L4D/resident evil…games with no story/substance or anything. It is
    ND who will show the world that the genre can be revamped

  • Extremely excited cannot wait but pls tell us a release date!

  • Awesome trailer! Can’t wait.

  • Anyone else think that the girl looks exactly like Ellen Page?

  • Just take my money now, Naughty Dog!!!!

  • WOAH. PS4 games already here ladies and gents!

  • This was the only good thing at the VGA. Now I have to go and scrub myself for watching them. Congrats ND, game looks awesome.

  • @shin-Ra

    indeed LOL . PS3 games like UC3/KZ3/GOW3 looked like PS4 games compared to gear3/wii games .
    This one looks even a generation ahead of UC3

  • “so we can finally say that VALVE are dead”

    Valve is one of the best companies in business. I really wouldn’t compare the Left 4 Dead series with this, L4D was a 4 or 8 player co-op game (the best I have played). This looks like a single player take on the genre.

  • This game looks amazing! I just have one question though, since the trailer is running on the PS3 in real time, can we expect the gameplay to look like the graphics in game?

    P.S. Naughty Dog is the greatest!!!

  • Ellen Page in Video Game ? And that game made by Legendary Developer Naughty Dog ?


    Not: Tired of zombies in games but i am sure this will comes up so different MAN ND in it how can be bad ?


  • @landmine
    VALVE are dead just like JOHN CARMACK.
    ever played there garbage game L4D — a game which looks even worse than PS1 games???
    L4D had no co-op since a game with 2k poly charcters can have 200 people on screen too. No VALVE game has any story or anything
    LOU will outsell and outscore all VALVE games ever released

  • I am excited! You are one of the best studios in the world! Can’t wait to see more!

  • @Evan Wells
    Please tell us more about your second team/studio.
    Are they in the same building?
    How big is Naughty Dog now (how man men/women overall)
    How big is each team

    Please tell us more :)

  • It iz kinda like dat movie I am legend

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