Award-winning Developer Naughty Dog Launches New IP The Last of Us™, Exclusively For PlayStation®3

     Award-winning Developer Naughty Dog Launches New IP The Last of Us™,
                        Exclusively For PlayStation®3

This year's most anticipated game blends elements of survival and action
within an intense character-driven narrative for an unforgettable and
genre-defining experience

PR Newswire

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 14, 2013

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Computer Entertainment
America LLC. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of The Last of
Us™, available exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment
system. Developed by Naughty Dog, revered for the critically-acclaimed
UNCHARTED™, Jak and Daxter™ and Crash Bandicoot™ series, The Last of Us
delivers an evocative journey of survival in a world radically transformed,
set twenty years after a virulent pandemic spread by the cordyceps virus has
ravaged the course of humanity. The Last of Us is a gritty, realistic
experience that explores the depths of humanity through main characters Joel
and Ellie. The two are brought together by chance and thrust into
life-changing circumstances. Their journey is rife with emotionally charged
moments as the narrative centers on themes of survival, loyalty, love and


The rich story follows Joel, a hardened survivor, who is tasked to carry out a
job smuggling Ellie, a young but highly capable girl. Joel must accompany
Ellie outside the military quarantine zone and deliver her to a group known as
the Fireflies. The Last of Us pushes the boundaries of play with unmatched
graphics set in the beautiful wastelands of post-pandemic United States and
gameplay mechanics that brings the visceral in-game struggle to life --
establishing a new genre and a new standard in cinematic gameplay. According
to ratings site, to dateThe Last of Us is the highest rated
game across all consoles spanning 2012 through 2013.

"Year after year, PS3 has delivered the best exclusive content gaming has to
offer and this year is no different," said Asad Qizilbash, Senior Director,
First Party Games Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. "The
Last of Us is a testament to Naughty Dog's visionary leadership and
extraordinary storytelling capabilities, as well as PlayStation's continued
commitment to curating unique gameplay experiences that redefine the core of
interactive entertainment."

In a world bound by scarcity and limited resources, strategy is an essential
component of surviving the harsh realities of the world against other ruthless
survivors and any infected humans that have been taken over by the cordyceps
virus. The introduction of weapon crafting, scavenging, listen mode and
stealth are combined to showcase the moment-to-moment gameplay. Survival
hinges on combat scenarios that are unpredictable and challenges players to
approach gameplay with completely new conventions – underscoring the brutal
realities of the human condition and the sacrifices it takes to survive.

Extending the single player campaign, The Last of Us offers an unconventional
and deep multiplayer campaign, which holds true to the central theme of
survival and protecting one's own. Within the multiplayer mode called
"Factions", is a Meta game that fully embodies the single player premise,
where players choose to ally with either the Hunters or the Fireflies to grow
and support their own Clans as a means of survival. Teammates must band
together to endure in the two game modes – Survivors (Elimination) and Supply
Run (Four-versus-Four) which can both be played across seven different maps.

The Last of Us is now available exclusively for PS3 system on Blu-ray disc and
is also available digitally on day one. Gamers can start playing the game
before it has completely downloaded and installed. Depending on your internet
connection speed and other factors, most players can likely expect to start
playing two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through the install. The
installer application will let you know when you're ready to start playing.
The standard release retails for $59.99, the Survival Edition for $79.99, and
the Post-Pandemic Edition for $159.99. The game's soundtrack, composed by
Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award winning film composer Gustavo
Santoalalla, also is now available on Sony Masterworks. Santoalalla blends
the alt-Tango sounds of his band Bajofondo and his folksy, Argentinian roots
to create the hauntingly beautiful music that brings to life the depth of
emotion in The Last of Us.

The Last of Us will also feature a $19.99 Season Pass that will give players
access to single-player DLC as well as two other DLC packs in the form of
additional multiplayer maps and other expansions. In addition, the in-depth
documentary, "Grounded," which takes a look at the making of The Last of Us
comes available via the Season Pass.

The Last of Us has been rated "M" for Mature with Blood and Gore, Intense
Violence, Sexual Themes, and Strong Language by the ESRB. For more
information about the ESRB, visit For more information
about The Last of Us, visit the PlayStation blog or the official game site

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United States, followed by the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system
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PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, which established
PlayStation® as a core home entertainment brand, PSNSM, an online gaming
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