The latest developer diary for upcoming PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us highlights the significance of crafting and scavenging during a bleak apocalypse.
In this third episode of the diary series, the team behind the anticipated title discuss the development of a streamlined menu and crafting UI, in addition to the creation of difficult in-game choices for the player to face.
The Last of Us, a PlayStation 3 exclusive will hit retail stores on June 14 across the globe. Check out our recent hands-on preview of the upcoming title right here.
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A new trailer out from Sony explains the enemies and the ruined environments encountered in Naughty Dog's upcoming The Last of Us.
The idea for the Infected enemies came from watching a documentary on Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, a fungus which implants itself in the brain of ants and alters their behavior. What would happen, wondered the Naughty Dog team, if Ophiocordyceps went cross-species and began to infect humans? The resultant zombie-like foes are humans that are slowly and agonizingly mutating. Some Infected can still see and hunt by sight, but at a certain stage of the mutation they become "Clickers," who navigate and hunt by echolocation and sound.
The military has carved out little enclaves of relative safety from the Infected, but these havens are oppressive military...
Sony has released a pair of trailers for Naughty Dog's upcoming post-apocalyptic survival title The Last of Us showing off the game's special editions.
Both special editions essentially contain the same things: A mini artbook, the game's soundtrack, a single-edition comic book, a character poster, a PlayStation 3 wireless controller skin, and a Sackboy costume for LittleBigPlanet. The editions also contain digital content like a custom wallpaper for the PS3 XMB dashboard and the Survival Pack DLC. The only difference between the Joel and Ellie editions seems to be which character is featured on the posters, packaging, and Sackboy skin.
The two trailers are largely the same, as well. You can watch the Joel edition trailer embedded below.
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Naughty Dog developers discuss the creation process of The Last of Us' in-game environment in the second installment of the game's developer diaries, titled "Wasteland Beautiful."
"The Last of Us is a story of contrast. It has some pretty dark themes but they are juxtaposed against an aesthetic that we find very beautiful," said Neil Druckmann, creative director.
Phillip Kovats, audio lead, said: "The world, we decided, is its own character. What happens in the twenty years after the fall of man when no one is taking care of it, you think..."
"There is something really pretty about nature reclaiming its domain once we are gone," finished Druckmann.
The video gives players a glimpse of the team's collaboration process when creating The Last of Us' world. The team would often have...
The latest trailer for The Last of Us, which debuted during last night's Walking Dead season finale, sets the stage for Joel and Ellie's escape from a zombie-surrounded quarantine zone.
The trailer posted above is the extended, red band version of the 30-second spot that aired last night on AMC, and dives a little bit deeper into the setup for the game's plot. Joel, a black market heavy, is assigned the job of smuggling something out of the city. To do so, he and Ellie will have to face off against scavengers, militiamen and the game's own horrifying take on the the walking dead: fungal-infected humans.
Check out the trailer, which features some NSFW language, above.
Naughty Dog developers discuss in detail the inspiration and characteristics of The Last of Us' Infected in the first installment of the game's developer diaries, titled "Hush."
Neil Druckman creative director said that inspiration for the Infected came from a BBC Planet Earth documentary that featured Cordyceps fungus.
"As soon as we saw it we were intrigued by the idea of what if it jumped to humans? What interesting ways would it take over a human," he says.
Phillip Kovats audio lead pointed out: "A very big directive from the very beginning was they're not zombies."
Extended cuts of The Last of Us Development video series will be available on the game disc.
The Last of Us set for a June 14 release on PlayStation 3.
Production company Manifest Film created a teaser for its unofficial web series inspired by the apocalyptic world of Naughty Dog's upcoming game, The Last of Us.
What Remains takes place 10 years after the outbreak that doomed humanity and 10 years before the events of The Last of Us. The series is not a spinoff or background story for the game, but features three unique characters who form unlikely friendships and struggle to survive.
Speaking with Polygon via email, writer and director Anthony Pietromonaco explained that the film was a good opportunity to get involved with the video game community.
"It was a character central story that was executable within our means, and with the amount of anticipation surrounding the game title we knew we would be able to find an audience,"...