The Last of Us multiplayer shown off in new screens

Naughty Dog offers first look at upcoming PlayStation 3 action game's mysterious multiplayer mode.

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Today, just eleven days before The Last of Us hits store shelves, Naughty Dog shared the first images of the game's mysterious multiplayer component.

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Posted to Sony's Facebook page, the 10 images show characters not battling infected creatures, but rather each other.

Various weapons are shown, including a flamethrower, a pistol, automatic rifles, and melee objects like a baseball bat.

It appears special powers will be a part of The Last of Us' multiplayer mode, as in one image, a character's outline is displayed through a wall.

Sony said gamers should stay tuned for more details "soon."

Naughty Dog lead artist Nate Wells previously described The Last of Us' multiplayer mode as the "best ever conceived."

The Last of Us launches June 14 worldwide exclusively for PlayStation 3. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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EL_Bomberdor

Edge gave the game 10/10 can not wait to play it.

Empire Magazine 5/5

GameZone 10/10

OPM 10/10

Both OPM and GameZone indicated The Last of Us is best game of this generation -- or possibly ever.

Quote: "The Last of Us is not just the finest game that Naughty Dog has yet crafted and an easy contender for the best game of this console generation, it may also prove to be gaming’s Citizen Kane moment... a masterpiece that will be looked back upon favourably for decades".

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Brutal_Gamer97

I hope the multiplayer is balanced and fair like uncharted 2.. uncharted 3 was simply pay to win -_- and i hope they add some survival mode where you fend off enemy by waves and the enemies changes like human then after that wave the infected comes out

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JoshGill8

I would murder to get this in my hands right now. Don't know if I can wait 10 more days

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Skrillbak

Okay, this got me pretty freakin' excited:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Mlh0dR4XU

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bannermanner

Why are people complaining that the multiplayer exists? Is it because Uncharted's multiplayer took away from the quality of it's campaign?

Oh, wait. IT DIDN'T.

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godofwarbfcodfa

damn u shamless piss of shits judjing the game only by screenshots. i hate all those ignorant commenters hating go watch the gameplay vid and ull see this is one of the most uniqe mp ever concived. maybe the best one, certaintly can be from what the vid shows. no to mention NAUGHTY DOG ARE HONEST DEVELOPERS that would never add tacked on mp.

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Lockjaw2000

I knew it...I knew I could trust Naughty Dog with this multiplayer...I knew it...guys, go watch the official trailer. I'm even okay with the "situational awareness" thing where you can see players through walls. Especially if you can't move while "listening". This MP mode really is the best conceived in this day and age. I am LOVING the ideas behind this. ND, I want this game now...please...

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phroido

Just watched the official multiplayer vid from PS and the multpilayer looks like it's own story campaign. Very, very cool Naughty Dog.

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atopp399

I'm excited for this game but will spend 0:00 playing multiplayer.

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Downloadpilot

Well it certainly doesn't look like the "best ever" going from the screenshots alone. The graphics don't even looks as I know they really do for that matter. :\

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phroido

Watch the multiplayer gameplay on youtube. It does look unique in that there doesn't seem to be any spray-n-pray gun play. That is a welcome change to the old formula.

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KiriharaZro

Its confirmed, this game is Uncharted with infected enemies, lame.....

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urma0202

I swear if they include some dumb F'ing perk like "situational awareness" from UC2, I'm going to be so pissed off. And why not encourage high accuracy blindfire too while were at it.

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MonkerzX

I THOUGHT THEY WERENT INCLUDING MULTIPLAYER TO FOCUS ON SP. DAMMIT NAUGHTY DOG.

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warhawk-geeby

@MonkerzX Haha.. You been living under a rock? Multiplayer for this was announced aaaaaaages ago! Like the end of last year :P

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drodriguesaar

Happy to be a PS3 owner!

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brunod_f

I really hope they have a survival mode together with other players developed for multiplayer as well.

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charlesdao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ejL44YihoU8 Gameplay here, take a look, they can focus on Melee and Crafting system on the Multiplayer

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Downloadpilot

@charlesdao Video was taken down, bro.

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anaplussetup

Uncharted's multiplayer was phenomenal, so I'm excited. Please please PLEASE tell me this is focused more on melee.

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charlesdao

@anaplussetup it is, i have a gameplay video and i try to post here but Gamespot dont let me do... The guys have only 6 to 10 bullets, and the crafting system exists on the multiplayer

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charlesdao

GAMEPLAY VIDEO HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ejL44YihoU8 Ok it looks aaaalooottt like Uncharted 3, but they didnt show us anything about the Multiplayer yet, maybe there is a zombie mode, but if you see the gameplay there is a guy wwith a armor, the crafting system works on the MP and the Melee combat too, i guess we will have to wait!

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skop1234

Special powers ha ha.....it is the outline of your teammates.

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charlesdao

@skop1234 no my dear friend, teammates will be Yeallow, that thing is the ability that joel uses on the single player, listning...

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skop1234

@charlesdao @skop1234 So it has special powers or that is a screen from single player.

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charlesdao

@skop1234 @charlesdao i cant post the gameplay because gamespot dont let me do this... but is on the youtube....

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charlesdao

@skop1234 @charlesdao no my friend, thats not a power, if you character stay still and press R2 he will start listening the sounds, if the enemy is running you will be able to see him, everybody have this...

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EL_Bomberdor

A survival aspect to the multiplayer on a triple A game... I see this game being awesome.

TLOU + GTA5 = Best games of this gen.

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wrestlemaniaw

@EL_Bomberdor

people sure like to make every game best game.... talk about games that aren't out yet -_- ...

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ScreamDream

The Last Of Us added multiplayer so they can have a season pass to this game. Purchasing the season pass gives you cheats to the single player campaign. Stinks but this is why the multiplayer was added.

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godofwarbfcodfa

@ScreamDream u sir are an idiot inventing stuff and overreacting with ur ignoracny.

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EL_Bomberdor

@ScreamDream

Wow you know everything. Did ND tell you this bit of inside info?

ND announced a year ago they was working on a multiplayer. This means it is no tacked on mutli when a team this good has spent time on it.

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ScreamDream

@EL_Bomberdor It's been in the news. Available as individual packs or as a discounted season pass for US$19.99, day-one perks add increased in-game crafting speed, faster healing, a 9mm pistol reload speed upgrade, and a rifle clip capacity upgrade.

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warhawk-geeby

@ScreamDream @EL_Bomberdor I heard that there was story DLC? In-game cheats I couldn't give a flying turd about, but story DLC focusing on other characters; that'd be sick.

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Tychobrahi

So it's PVP instead of PVE. Smells like Tomb Raider to me...

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godofwarbfcodfa

@Tychobrahi smells like ignoracny to me

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Tychobrahi

@godofwarbfcodfa @Tychobrahi It's a useless feature to have in a story driven SP game. Wait n see...

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Skrillbak

You'd think that since the game is a little over a week from release they'd let us have more information about the greatest multiplayer ever conceived.

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godofwarbfcodfa

@Skrillbak they want to surprise u now dont u trust a great and honet developer like naughty that NEVER made a bad game seriously though NEVER

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bo156

i have to say it looks kinda good. i'll probably buy this game in a month or so. i believe that naughty dog can score a 9 in the rview in gamespot, which basiclly means almost perfect game here cause no game in the past year that i remember got more than that

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highlanderjimd

so much hype for this game from fanboys.

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godofwarbfcodfa

@highlanderjimd go back to ur same halo and Gears of war and btw i played halo and gears of war and noticed every year or so the same game comes out in a different package and name


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warhawk-geeby

@highlanderjimd Fanboys of what? Sony of Naughty Dog?

I'll happily class myself as a fan of both because Uncharted has been my favourite series this generation, and deservedly so. Denying that those guys have talent, and furthermore not being excited for future projects...? Dayyyyymn. You would actually have to be nuts.

The gameplay, graphics, characters, mechanics, and story in the Uncharted franchise is something which not many other developers have managed to achieve. The Last of Us looks ridiculously good.

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Uesugi-dono

Wow, sounds so... unique. Players fighting each other? Who could have conceived of that?

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RacingBlood94

It's called competition.. I'm sure there's co-op as well.

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Uesugi-dono

@RacingBlood94 - Equally unique; possibly the best ever conceived...

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RacingBlood94

Yeah that sounds like bs. Hoping for at least one kinda survival team mode, or just something different

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WheelerJared

This doesn't look that impressive. I'm kind of glad though. It just means they didn't focus too much on it.