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The Last Of Us Story And Talent Info Emerges

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Posted December 12, 2011 - By Adam Rosenberg


The Last Of Us: First Details Announced

One of Saturday's bigger well-kept secrets was The Last of Us, a PlayStation 3 exclusive from Naughty Dog that Sony spent most of the week leading up to the VGAs teasing us about. Rampant speculation about a post-apocalypse ushered along by mind-controlling fungus appeared to be confirmed by what we saw in the cinematic trailer that played during the awards show.

Now a press release fills out a few more details about the game, which follows a pair of survivors -- Joel and Ellie -- as they "journey across what remains of the United States" in a world "decimated by a modern plague." The game is described as a blend of survival and action, all of it built around Naughty Dog's trademark focus on character development and narrative.

In a further update, Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann took to Twitter to drop another tidbit of info that didn't make it into the press release. The voices of Joel and Ellie that you heard in the trailer and will hear in the game were provided by Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, respectively.

Johnson hasn't done a ton of work on the video game side of things, but as Gwen in the Ben 10: Ultimate Alien TV series she's lent her voice to those games as well. Baker's voice is one you've heard frequently, most recently in Batman: Arkham City as Two-Face and in Catherine as Vincent Brooks. He's also the voice of protagonist Booker DeWitt in Irrational Games' BioShock Infinite.

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