Naughty Dog's next project will be The Last of Us. At the Spike Video Game Awards tonight, a trailer for the game revealed the first details of the studio's next project.
The trailer showed an old man and a young girl struggling with humanoid monsters in a ruined home. The girl's voice-over explains that they have a routine of going from place to place, staving off the monsters in an attempt to survive. They bust out a door and the camera reveals they are in the middle of a downtown area in total disrepair and overgrown with vegetation.
The clip did not show a platform or release date for the project, but it had been previously teased as a PlayStation 3-exclusive title. A teaser site for the game features two video clips. The first shows real-life news footage of civil unrest and rioting, with a voice-over hinting at a US-centric point of view. The second clip, shorter than the first, simply shows footage of an insect in its natural habitat and does not feature any voice-over.
[UPDATE] Following the game's announcement, Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann tweeted that he has already sunk two years into developing the title. Sony has yet to offer a date for when the PS3 exclusive will arrive on store shelves.