Naughty Dog Community Strategist, Arne Meyer, has taken to the official US PlayStation Blog to post some brand new screenshots of their upcoming game The Last of Us.
In addition to the screens, Arne also discusses the 15 minute playable demo that they've put together for press and media who come to visit Naughty Dog HQ in Santa Monica, CA. The demo sounds like it gives a nice snapshot of some of the obstacles the player will encounter. Arne describes the demo, saying:
The gameplay demo starts with Joel and Ellie driving down a highway congested with abandoned vehicles, eventually encountering another survivor who looks hurt and is limping towards their pickup truck. Surprisingly, Joel hits the accelerator and just before he barrels into the survivor, he pulls out a gun and shoots at Joel – missing Joel and only breaking the windshield.
With this immediate threat behind them, Joel doesn’t have time to react as another survivor in the group rolls a bus downhill towards Joel and Ellie, broad siding them and sending the truck careening into a long-abandoned convenience store.
Joel and Ellie are immediately besieged by the group of survivors, leading to a brutal melee sequence with Joel before other survivors reveal that they have a gun and start shooting at Joel. This tips the balance of power until Joel can draw his own gun and then both sides are taking cover and moving around to try to get a good shot off.
When Joel’s pistol clicks, revealing he has no ammunition, the remaining survivor thinks he’s got the upper hand and moves much more aggressively since he still has a gun with ammo. Just when he thinks he’s got Joel, Ellie whips a brick at him, stunning him long enough for Joel to take him out via melee attacks.
Joel and Ellie, of course, refer to the main characters in the game; Joel, a drug or weapons smuggler and Ellie, the 14 year old girl that he promised to escort to safety.
The Last of Us is due to launch later this year, so be sure to stay tuned as Naughty Dog brings us more information and enjoy the rest of the screens below! Check out The Last of Us online at http://www.lastofus.com/.