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Gamescom 2012: The Last of Us trailer

In arguably one of the most gripping trailers to come out of Gamescom this week, Naughty Dog re-introduces us to Joel and Ellie: a duo trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Now if the phrase “post-apocalyptic” makes you think “ahh, its been done before,” don’t be fooled. Sure, it’s a popular setting for games, but The Last of Us looks like a fresh new take on survival in a world that’s come to an end.

Rather than just blasting your way through hordes of irradiated monsters, you’ll have to improvise, be resourceful, and oftentimes fight without a gun. Judging from the trailer, it looks like there’ll be plenty of hand-to-hand combat in the game, and you’ll also be able to use stuff like pipes and sticks to bash bad guys you encounter. Details on the game’s plot have yet to surface, but be sure to check out our post on the exclusive preview we got at E3