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Naughty Dog Details The Last of Us Demonstration, Releases New Screens

March 2, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

Itching to know more about Naughty Dog’s upcoming post-apocalyptic action title The Last of Us? Well you’ve come to the right place, as the developer has just released a handful of brand-new screenshots alongside a detailed description of the demo that was shown to Game Informer a few weeks back.

The full rundown on the entire demonstration can be found on the PS Blog, but I’ll highlight some of the major points (note: there are a few SPOILERS ahead, so proceed with caution). The demo itself is about fifteen minutes in length and starts off with main characters Joel and Ellie running into a bit of trouble on the road as other survivors side swipe them, sending their truck barreling off of the road.

The gameplay then picks up as the two get their footing in a convenience store that becomes quickly overrun with other survivors ready to attack. Joel and Ellie then work together as a team to take out the waves of adversaries demonstrating:

A very tense, deliberate overview of the unique AI for The Last of Us, how the balance of power between weapons creates an atmosphere of extreme tension in combat, exploring the environment and scavenging, and the relationship between Joel and Ellie.

The demo concludes with several minutes of exploration that take them outside to the vibrantly green overgrown world as well as an abandoned warehouse. Check out the screenshots below, all of which were taken from in-game footage of the demo.

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