E3 2012: Paint It Black – The Last Of Us Gameplay

Did you catch the PlayStation press conference livestream? Notice when it went all black? We wanted to set a proper mood, tone, and stage for our debut of The Last of Us gameplay. The venue, as well as the hard work of the press conference production crew, afforded us a fantastic setup. It was an amazing opportunity to showcase our blood, sweat, and pixels on the massive video screen in the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena this Monday night. We’re amped by the response we’ve received so far and looking forward to a very busy, very fun E3.

The Last Of Us

If you didn’t catch the livestream or would like to see unadulterated, pure images of the gameplay, watch this video. At this point in the story Joel and Ellie are attempting to get to the bridge and out of the city. They are tourists in an area that’s controlled by hunters. They are hunted and yet they too are hunters. Everyone is willing to do whatever it takes to survive. What you’ll see is something that we’re calling Balance of Power AI. Enemies will react realistically to whatever situation your combat style forces them into. Playing as Joel, Ellie’s help and whatever weapons you can scavenge are your best shot at progressing in this brutal, violent world. Check it out:

The Last of Us is a game like no other. We’ve just begun to show you what’s in store for Joel and Ellie as they travel across the post-pandemic United States. The drive to preserve humanity against the infection creates tension that pushes the limits of what constitutes being human. The story will explore the bond that forms between Joel and Ellie, and themes of loyalty, love, and redemption in ways never before experienced in entertainment. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that plunges and twists into the depths of what it means to be human and what it takes to survive. So buckle up and brace yourself. Our ride is just getting started.

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simply stunning, day 1

fOrlOnhOpe57 05 June, 2012 @ 06:26

Wow, that looks and plays totally amazing.


looks epic getting it definitely


Me thinks I be getting this, no I WILL be getting this

jonny_hart_digit 05 June, 2012 @ 06:58

Freaking yaaaaaaaaaaaaas!


this is the best game i think i’ve ever seen. and i’ve been in gaming since 1995.


Awesome, when is this due out?

Amazing footage, great movie like gameplay.
This will be an Epic game, looks a good step up from Drake!

TehPhilosopher 05 June, 2012 @ 08:47

That gameplay demo during E3 keynote was absolutely mind blowing. It seems you have managed to tell a story DURING gameplay, something which has largely eluded story-driven games. Too many times story (and plot) is driven only during cut scenes and such, ie. when people aren’t actually playing.


Does anyone know what Australia will get this month for PS Plus? In the conference they said 12 free games for North America. I would hope we get the same. But we have been screwed before

Stonesthrow 05 June, 2012 @ 09:00

I knew it. You guys are gonna make me fall in love with a genre I used to hate, just because you put that spin of Naughty Dog brilliance to it. This right here, is another system seller.

Stonesthrow 05 June, 2012 @ 09:03

@9 Good point, the interaction does seem much more dynamic than what we’re used to. Love the kind of animated melee too.

jasonjennings 05 June, 2012 @ 09:18

oh yes they do it again.

extermin8or_ 05 June, 2012 @ 09:42

wow :d but um release date? :p

dark_angel69 05 June, 2012 @ 10:48

So excited for this. A day 1 buy for me. :D Was the only game i was looking forward to seeing the most and very impressed with it


Well, now we know why naughty dog changed ellie look, quantic dream “stole” ellen paige for their new game :(



yes, it’s confirmed on Ross twitter


Even Hideo Kojima has said this game brought out his desire to create again.

The gameplay looked incredible, really cool.


@17 – ross’ official tweeter? what’s the url for that? it’s again not cool, that we’re left without any information about the upcoming update. north america as always before europe.


WolfiePL – dzięki. w sumie nie wynika z tego wpisu, żeby ten update był taki sam, chociaż mam nadzieje, że zgodnie z tym, jak wyglądało to w zeszłych miesiącach,oferta różnić się nie będzie. Infamous 2, Saints Row 2 i LBP2 same w sobie stanowią niesamowitą ofertę.


Truly amazing looking game. Last of Us and Watch Dogs have been the two showstoppers of E3 easily.


^ Tez mam nadzieje ze dostaniemy takie same gry, przynajmniej Infamous 2 i LBP2 bo Saint’s Row 2 mnie srednio interesuje :) Jak nie to bede bardzo zly i dam im popalic na blogu :P Poza tym w tym miesiacu maja sie pojawic ponoc rowniez Just Cause 2 i Virtua Fighter 5


@23 – podgrzewając atmosferę plotkami – Stranger’s Wrath HD, inFamous 2, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, LittleBigPlanet 2, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Renegade Ops, Chime Super Deluxe, Outland, Darksiders, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – ale to oferta w którą aż nie chce się wierzyć oO


ooo, swietna lista mam nadzieje ze okaze sie prawda :D


butterflies in my stomach!

CoolRichy008UK 05 June, 2012 @ 12:36


You have my Money ND!


I need this game now, I’ll do anything you want… I… I’ll make ya feeel good

Health Bar love!! <3

take my money now!


Open up pre-orders already!

Hell Yeah, another ps3 exclusive I can brag about to my step-dad, who unlucky for him got an xbox hehe

Good work naughty dog


Aint no E3 without Naughty Dog! You guyz smashed it out of the park. Well done and keep making amazing games!

Wow wow wow wow enough said

prycestation3 07 June, 2012 @ 23:08

was watching this when it was showing at E3 and thought this is too much like uncharted is Naughty Dog gonna make there games look the same now thought I was watching uncharted 4 looks good tho

Love this game, only thing that makes it not a day one buy is the multiplayer that will be slapped on (or co op or whatever).
I don’t want my adventures be shared, and I’m not going to pay for a product full price if there is a part that I won’t use. Games are expensive and I want my money worth.


What is the Release date for this game? I want this game NOW.

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