Not about the game itself — it looked pretty much like we'd expected it to — but the fact that Naughty Dog is at the helm. We'd never have suspected that in a million years.
But now that the cat's out of the bag, we've started to turn our attention to what The Last Of Us actually is. Yes, we know it's a video game, that much is obvious, but what kind of video game? Thankfully Naughty Dog's co-president Evan Wells has got our back.
"The Last Of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague," he explained on the PlayStation Blog. " Abandoned cities are being reclaimed by nature and the remaining survivors are killing each other for food, weapons and whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a brave, young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.
Naughty Dogs mission is to change the way people experience video games," Wells continued. "We are confident The Last Of Us will take a leap forward in cinematic gaming and storytelling, providing gamers with an experience unlike anything else in the industry.
As suckers for horror games, we're really excited to see a brand new, big budget title brought into the fray. But perhaps more exciting than the game itself, is the news that Naughty Dog has a second team and is being given the creative freedom to explore something new outside of Uncharted. Exciting times.
Just in case you missed it, you can watch The Last Of Us' debut trailer through here.