The Last of Us First Game-play Detail

3 February, 2012 - 1:57 pm by

US magazine Game Informer¬†has published the first game-play details of PlayStation 3’s exclusive The Last of Us.¬†Joel and Ellie will fight for survival in Naughty Dog’s new post-apocalyptic world.

The game is at least partially set in the US city of Pittsburgh, as the screenshot that reveals.

The Last of Us features gun and melee combat. Weapons often break, so you need to scavenge for new items, as the downtrodden pair were seen doing in the game’s debut trailer.

Naughty Dog said that while players won’t control Ellie, a dead ringer for Juno and Inception star Ellen Page, The Last of Us is “not one long escort mission”. She keeps up with the player, Game Informer reports, but doesn’t get in the way. Her AI is “one of the team’s primary areas of focus”.

The Last of Us follows the story of a man and a young woman who struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by horrible beasties and the force of nature.

The Last of Us is due out at the end of 2012 or early 2013 on PlayStation 3 only.