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The Last of Us release date announced, multiplayer confirmed

The Last of Us, the post-apocalyptic action adventure from Uncharted developer Naughty Dog, will be released next May exclusively for PlayStation 3. The news came during the Spike TV Video Game Awards.

The Last of Us follows two characters, Joel and Ellie, as they struggle to survive after the Earth is decimated by a plague. Joel is a middle-aged man with a troubled past, Ellie is a young girl he takes under his wing. Fresh footage from the game was also shown, showcasing more brutal combat, exploration and both Joel and Ellie on horseback. Will this be how players get around the ruined cities of the future?

It's also been revealed that the game will feature a multiplayer component, much like Naughty Dog's Uncharted series. Word of online play slipped out after US stores leaked their pre-order bonuses, including multiplayer character skins and bonus XP. Naughty Dog's community manager Arne Meyer confirmed the rumour on the official PlayStation blog. "Multiplayer, wha?" he posted. "We're not quite ready to talk about it yet, but stay tuned as we'll be revealing more details on multiplayer before The Last of Us is released."

The Last of Us has a US release date of May 7th 2013. Hopefully the UK will get it around the same time.

Published: 10/12/2012

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