SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Naughty Dog, creators of The Last of Us, announced today they are working on a video game adaption of the popular series of cutscenes from 2013.
“Fans really love the story, characters, and heart of The Last of Us. I think they’re going to love to control those characters even more,” said Joel’s voice actor, Troy Baker. “There are always challenges to taking something and adapting it into a different medium entirely, but I actually think The Last of Us would really well as a video game. It’s something we have never tried before, but it could really pay off.”
According to those familiar with the situation, the game will simply be called The Last of Us.
“We considered calling it The Last of Us: The Game for a long time, but we realized that it’s actually a lot more powerful to just let it have the same name as the cutscenes,” said Naughty Dog Vice President Neil Druckmann. “I don’t think there’s any chance people will confuse those. If you’re talking about playing characters instead of just watching cutscenes, it will be pretty clear you are talking about the new game and not the original The Last of Us.”
As of press time, Naughty Dog developers made no promises that you would be able to play as a giraffe.
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