The Last of Us arriving May 7

Naughty Dog's action-shooter arriving in five months only on PlayStation 3.

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Tonight during the 2012 Video Game Awards show, a new trailer for Naughty Dog's The Last of Us revealed a May 7, 2013 release date for the PlayStation 3 exclusive The game was previously scheduled to launch sometime during next year.

The Last of Us was announced in December 2011 with no release window, but in February, a Game Informer report indicated the game would ship in either late 2012 or early 2013.

The Last of Us is Naughty Dog's first game outside of the Uncharted universe since 2005. It is a postapocalyptic survival game set in the United States that follows the efforts of main characters Joel and Ellie as they fight to survive.

Discussion

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Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

One last thing ... dude ... Eddie ... what the fuck ? This is so badly written ... you contradict yourselves, you doesn't even use "." at the end of you sentences and ... that news doesn't tell anything worth while.

 

No one dare to write real gaming news now ??? only badly written blog about nothing ???

WoZe
WoZe

Rarely will I buy a game full price, unless it's from ND. They make quality SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGNS. It's not all about multiplayer. They get that.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Soooooooo hyped for this game it is unreal.

 

Naughty Dog have by far been my favourite developers this generation, the Uncharted franchise has been gold.  The Last of Us looks even better.

 

Roll on May :)

xisco2020
xisco2020

that picture..... it looks like some bad guy in a photo frame is hitting the good guy "ouch!! ":p'

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

That's good that we have a 'date' , But still a ways a away... been looking forward to this game...

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

If it's not on PC, who cares! Now back to my modded Skyrim and GTA IV. Long live Star Citizen!

tgwolf
tgwolf

I hope this is the 'last of ' lame survival games.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

"Tonight during the 2012 Video Game Awards show, a new trailer for Naughty Dog's The Last of Us revealed a May 7, 2013 release date for the PlayStation 3 exclusive The game was previously scheduled to launch sometime during next year."

 

Eddie please learn to proofread and possibly make sure you know what you are saying.Also redundant isn't good.

 

"The game was previously scheduled to launch sometime next year" May 2013 sounds like next year to me, doesn't it? Could of worded that better.

 

Also you should probably make sure you even know how to use even a basic period.

 

I am sorry to be so harsh but when over half of gamespot's articles end up with crap like this , you can't help but wonder if they even bother proofreading.

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

Cant wait for this, just hope it has replay value...

KratosHump3R
KratosHump3R

please don't have multiplayer. that is all.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

''postapocalyptic survival game''  I hope this allows abit of freedom and exploration..

pokecharm
pokecharm

wonder when they'll announce any pre-order nonsense...

ZOD777
ZOD777

I am just speculating here, but I think this game is already done.  I have a feeling that they are hoping to dump some systems with this title before they release the PS4, and that is why the game is not going to release for another 6 months.  Lots of 360s sold just recently just for Halo4.  Maybe they are hoping for a similar push of stockpiled PS3s.  I am probably wrong, but like I said, I am just speculating.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Naughty Dog need to go back to cartoony platformers.  I mean, I liked Uncharted, but this is a dumb move.  We already have a million generic zombie games, we don't need another, thank you.

norman69
norman69

Oh good, something to look forward too. :D

 

I really can't wait for this game. It's Naughty Dog doing something completely new for them, and since they've put huge emphasis on character and story in the Uncharted series, I've got high hopes. 

Xtradivarious
Xtradivarious

2013 will be a great year indeed..

the last of us,bioshock infinite,dead space 3,castlevania LOS2,metal gear:ground zeroes,god of war ascension,beyond 2 souls,GTAV,crysis3,Watchdogs,Nino ku ni, metal gear rising,remember me, amnesia: a machine for pigs,metro:last light,

dark souls 2 maybe?

i hope next year they finally announce something about FFversus 13,the last guardian and persona 5....a man can dream, right?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I don't know why is everyone bashing Xbox 360, I own both Xbox 360 and PS3 and I love them to death [I own a 3DS XL] and Halo 4 will keep me busy until The Last of Us hits the store.

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

I fear this game will be Uncharted 17+ ... I hope I'm wrong but from what I saw during the trailer it looks like it ... I remember that I thought it was a new Uncharted until the battle started ... I'm looking foward a playable demo.

shanthjibu
shanthjibu

Naughty dog is the Bungie of Sony

Lockjaw2000
Lockjaw2000

 @WoZe Yet they pay attention to every detail, which is what I like about them.  If you WANT multiplayer, by God they'll give it to you.  If you want single player, by golly they'll give it to you harder...without the innuendo if you will.

Olizart
Olizart

Who doesn't like a good survival game........ Obviously tgwolf. I for one am hanging out for this game, whos with me. ;)

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

 @tgwolf I am hoping someday we see the last of "gamers" who think they know anything about games or are remotely any kind of gamer.

 

Btw that means you.

eddieham13
eddieham13

Go back to call of duty, you moron.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

 @WolfGrey I've been banging my head on that wall for months now, friend. It's no use. I think it's getting worse.

Lockjaw2000
Lockjaw2000

 @KratosHump3R I read somewhere that multiplayer was confirmed, but they didn't release details.  However, I must admit, multiplayer for this game could be pulled off really well and make it intense.  Think about it...squads of 5 or so, start with 6 shots in a pistol, scavenge the map for supplies and whatnot (spawns should be random) and see who survives.  That would be one kickass death match mode.  Dead Space 2 online was actually fantastic!  It was intense and exhilarating.  So think about the possibilities this game could do if it put us into survival situations with real people playing???

 

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

 @GamerOuTLaWz It's Naughty Dog, the maker of Uncharted. They'll be focusing on a great story with a linear path. The experience will be awesome and the sense of excitement will be there the whole playthrough, but you will not get a Fallout game. Why does a game have to be extremely sandboxed to be enjoyable?

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

 @pokecharm It's usually when they're sure they're not going to postpone the date again. So as long as we don't hear any pre-order nonsense it's possible the game might still get delayed.

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

 @ZOD777 They're mixing cinematic with do it your way gameplay that's a lot of work. I'd say it's hard enough just making enough possibilities for the game not to seem like ohh i've seen this too many times already. Though with just enough it doesn't get old. It didn't get old on Deus Ex when you K.O'd a unit or killed them from time to time with those cinematics. 

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

 @DrKill09 The game is based on the mutation of the 'Ophiocordyceps unilateralis' parasite (look it up).  It already exists in a multitude of creatures and probably wouldn't take much to be passed on to humans eventually.

 

It may look like mindless zombies, but truth it there's an element of 'what if' in it.  Essentially it's a parasite that controls the brain.  Scary stuff!

 

More braaaains to this game than you think!

felixvarela07
felixvarela07

 @DrKill09

 Hey take a look at the picture above were do you see a zombie,and were in the trailer was there a zombie, and since when do zombie's talk.You should watch other gameplay video's, thank you.

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

 @DrKill09 This one is a survivor type game.. and i've seen more enemies lurking around than the popcorn zombies. Even if there is a lot of zombie games out there they're not really survivor horror. This is a very overshadowed genre even though it's greatly appreciated.

Lockjaw2000
Lockjaw2000

 @Coco_pierrot That's what someone on gamespot said in an article about it.  It looks and feels like an Uncharted game, but all of the sudden it gets gritty and dark, which flirts with what the UC games wanted to do but they never really got there.  So the article states that this game isn't an Uncharted game in spirit...but it does look similar, but that's probably because of the cut scenes, and the 3rd person game play.  To me, it looks more like a "simulator" than an over the top action flick like Uncharted.

 

hangman000
hangman000

 @shanthjibu They're not giving the same thing all the time but yeah they only make games for Sony.

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

 @eddieham13

 It never crossed your mind that tgwolf see thi game is a survival ... an many game claiming to be survival where in fact action game with stupid monsters ??? So he think it will be another stupid action game with boring zombies ???

 

Ok it won,t be that but it is easy to make that conclusion when you didn't look more into it.

 

Also what is up with everyone insulting everyone because they have a different opinion ???

Lockjaw2000
Lockjaw2000

  @DrKill09 ND has specifically said this is NOT a zombie game.  So please...do research...

Lockjaw2000
Lockjaw2000

 @mr_azim  @WolfGrey  @Olizart Yep, just about to say the same thing.  There honestly hasn't been a really good survival game since older RE entries.  New Vegas tried, but it lacked that...I don't know spark to make me feel I was truly just getting by.  I'm really anticipating this title, and ND really needs to deliver this, because if they deliver...this title alone will probably take this generation by storm.  Or revive an old spark in the gaming industry to get us out of the crapper.

 

mr_azim
mr_azim

 @WolfGrey  @Olizart I agree..... there hasn't been a survival game since RE Outbreak.  Everything from RE4 and after became "action"

eddieham13
eddieham13

 @Coco_pierrot His choice of wording annoyed me, I probably wouldn't have replied at all if he had said something less taunting.

painpas
painpas

 @Lockjaw2000  @xsonicchaos  @Frunzo  @GamerOuTLaWz Wow guys... The whole Jak and Daxter series is open world and AWESOME SAUCE. ND build around and exploit the hardware that they are working on. THEY CAN MAKE open world games Jak2 and 3 are GTA platformers and Jak 1 is believe or not the greatest open world platformer of all time. 

Lockjaw2000
Lockjaw2000

 @xsonicchaos  @Frunzo  @GamerOuTLaWz Well see, the most open game I can think of that ND has done are the good ol' Crash Bandicoot stuff...where you go through portals to go to a level lol but this game won't need freedom of exploration as much as other games claim to need it because the experience will be worth it.  However, if they deliver on their promises there will be a sort of freedom of choice.  Whether or not to take on these bad guys, or sneak away.  This could lead to multiple possibilities.  Now you might have enough bullets to take on whatever the world throws at you next...but if you don't, what do you do?  The apparent choice of survival they're offering is more than a lot of sandbox games have to offer these days.  It'll be more intense this way, and that's what they're going for...intense survival.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@Frunzo@GamerOuTLaWz

Who wouldn't want a bit of freedom and exploration? But... these guys (Naughty Dog) don't do that kind of games. Uncharted haa awesome sceneries, but not an Assassin's Creed type of exploration. And it's always "land me a finger" with some fellows before they grab your whole hand. You give one freedom and exploration, they'll say "there's nothing to do in that huge world so why even bother?". You place lots of things to do, they'll want animals to skin and objects to manipulate. You give them all the things real life has in that game and they'll ask "why can't I fly off in the game and land a plane in my backyard in the real world?"

A bit of freedom and exploration...