E3 2012: Naughty Dog’s ‘The Last of Us’ wows audience with gameplay footage.

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Acclaimed development studio Naughty Dog, best known as the creators of the Uncharted franchise, are wandering into new territory with their next title, The Last of Us. A dark, violent tale of survival, the game takes place in the ruins of North America after a plague decimates a huge fraction of the population. Survivors kill each other for food and weapons, and the player is tasked with guiding Joel and his teenage companion, Ellie, across the remnants of the country.

The tense action sequences of The Last of Us are nothing like the sprawling, Hollywood-esque adventures that Naughty Dog has become known for, and it’s refreshing to see the developer branching out and taking risks. Check out the live gameplay demonstration from Sony’s E3 press conference.

The Last of Us will be released sometime in 2013, exclusively on the PS3.

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