Title: The Last of Us
Developer: Naughty Dog
Platform: Playstation 3
Release Date: June 14th, 2013 (worldwide release)
The Last Of Us is a third-person survival action game by Naughty Dog, creators of Jak & Daxter and Uncharted. It takes place 20 years after a cordyceps-like fungus has jumped to the human population, causing a massive outbreak. Nature has taken back the cities and towns, with the population left living in quarantine zones under martial law. We play as Joel, who must accompany AI-controlled Ellie out of their quarantine zone and away from the military to a resistance group called the Fireflies.
Much like the comic and television show The Walking Dead, the outbreak merely provides a backdrop for a different story, a father-daughter story influenced by the relationship between Nathan Drake and his mentor Sully in Naughty Dog's Uncharted series.
The game is focused on single-player, but a yet-to-be-revealed multiplayer exists as well. The game also features NG+. A season pass for DLC is also being offered for $19.99. Purchasing the digital version will allow the player to start the game and play once it is 50% downloaded.
A four-issue comic from Dark Horse Comics is being released alongside the game, called The Last Of Us: American Dreams. The first issue sold out and has been re-printed for release May 29th, alongside the second issue.