Yesterday we reported on the exciting news that The Last of Us would indeed be making its way onto the PS4 thanks to a slip up from Sony on the Playstation store. Following the early news, both Naughty Dog and Sony confirmed the port's existence, and they have today released an all-new trailer to build up the excitement.
After taking in a horde of awards last year for arguably one of the last generation's finest games, Naughty Dog's The Last of Us was expect to make its way to PS4 and continue its success into the next generation. Today, that probability has now became a reality thanks to a recent posting on the Playstation store.
Following its highly successful release on Playstation 3, Naughty Dog's The Last of Us has been one of the mostly hotly-tipped games to make its way to PS4. Since December 2013, rumours have been rampant concerning the game's possible introduction to the next-gen fold, and today, it looks like we finally have some clarity on the situation.
After enjoying a highly successful Summer, The Last of Us has somewhat dipped out of focus; much to the dismay of Season Pass owners.
Last month, developers Naughty Dog announced their DLC plans for the game, and today's news brings the first instalment into fruition.
After a lengthy time spent in the shadows, Game Of The Year candidate The Last of Us has finally reemerged in the world of news.
The Last of Us creators Naughty Dog took to the Playstation Blog today to reveal their DLC plans for the game, as well as including further details on other upcoming goodies.
The Last of Us is an amazing game in just about every way imaginable, but chances are you didn't realize that Naughty Dog included quite a few hilarious easter eggs in the games singleplayer story.
Take a look at some of our favorites below:
#3. Nathan Drake and Jak & Dakter Dolls
Paying homage to Naughty Dogs earlier franchies, the astute player can find dolls shaped after Jak & Dakter and Nathan Drake.
If you've spent some time playing The Last of Us on a more challenging difficulty (and have encountered your first mob of clickers), you’re probably pretty damn frustrated right now.
Now, that's understandable, but before you drop the difficulty down to easy or rage quit altogether, here are some good, general tips & tricks to help you out in The Last of Us.
#1. You're Not Playing Call of Duty
The first - and most important - tip is to remember that you are not playing a normal shooter. The Last of Us is better than any of the other crap we are used to and it requires a smarter style of gameplay.
Move cautiously and decisively. Pick your targets carefully and analyze your surroundings before rushing headlong into whatever the hell you’re up against. Nine times out of ten, simply moving a little more slowly will get you out of a tight corner.
Before we even begin to get started here, let's get the ol' disclaimer out of the way.
This post will contain major story spoilers to the singleplayer mode in The Last of Us. If you haven't played this mode yet or do not want the story spoiled, do not read past the break or you will be very sad.
The Last of Us is easily the best game released in 2013, both from a singleplayer and multiplayer perspective. At its heart, however, The Last of Us is a story-driven video game that delivers its story unlike any other game released in the last few years.
From the opening moments to the tail end of the story, The Last of Us grabs you and never lets you go.
At long last, The Last of Us will finally be in our hands tomorrow - June 14th, 2013 - and FPS General has everything you need to get prepared.
Our survival guide includes in-depth analysis of Joel's abilities, weapons and the enemies he will face as well as some all-around tips and tricks to help you survive the harsh environments that Naughty Dog has created.
The whole section can be viewed right here, but some standouts include:
- Complete Weapons List
- Enemy Information, including Stages of Infection
- Intro to Crafting
- Getting the Most out of Listen Mode
Good luck and enjoy The Last of Us!
We've been spending some time playing The Last of Us recently and as much as we'd like to tell you all about the game right this instant, it isn't worth breaking the embargo over and having Naughty Dog field agents swarming over the office faster than a Clicker can turn you into dinner.
What we can tell you, however, is that The Last of Us multiplayer is a very unique experience, and pretty different than anything else out there right now. This should be expected, it's Naughty Dog after all, but here's the rundown:
Note: this post will contain mild spoilers from The Last of Us, you are forewarned.
The Last of Us MP is called Factions, and requires you to choose an allegiance.
You have two choices in this; Fireflies and Hunters.
Two game modes will be available from the outset; Supply Raid and Survivors.
In Supply Raid, you and your team vie for the supplies strewn about the map. These supplies are vital for crafting weapons and making your team stronger. Your team has a shared pool of lives and the match continues until one side's lives are gone.
Survivors is a but more unforgiving, as every player has one life per round. The match ends when one player is left standing.
Earlier this morning, CCP officially took DUST 514 out of beta and released the game into the wild. The PlayStation 3 exclusive shooter has spent a lot of time in beta testing, so why take the game out of beta now?
Has anything really changed from beta to release? Let's take a look.
Last week, DUST 514 received the Uprising update which was the final step before today's launch. Gameplay updates included:
- New Overview Map and Spawn Screen UI.
- Players are invisible / cloaked upon spawn for a few seconds.
- New Kill Screen that shows who killed you and his/her statistics.
- Major improvement to the login flow. Time to merc quarter reduced from 4:30 seconds to 1:30 seconds on average.
- New character creation screen.
- Increased EVE Online integration.
- New dropsuit roles and race/role-specific bonuses added:
- Minmatar: Scout, Assault, Logistics
- Amarr: Assault, Logistics, Sentinel
- Gallente: Scout, Assault, Logistics
- Caldari: Logistics, Assault, Scout
Brand new vehicles, including:
- Enforcer HAV
- Scout LAV
- Assault Dropship
The mechanics and accompanying skills have all been tweaked as well.
At the end of the day, the just has spoken and the verdict is clear; DUST 514 has truly arrived at a point where CCP can proudly call this a release client. The game feels completely different from our time spent in beta testing and that is exactly how it should be.
If you played the game in beta, we strongly encourage you to go back and give it another spin because this is not the same game that you played even a month ago. CCP has introduced a wealth of changes to bring this game from its lengthy spell in beta testing to proper release and it's worth a second look.
With CCP's Fanfest 2013 this year came many announcements for players worldwide, including a launch date for DUST 514. Indeed, fans were delighted to hear this weekend that the groundbreaking, free-to-play first-person-shooter launches May 14th on PlayStation 3, and players can join the war for galactic supremacy with the ease of a free download from the PSN.“Reaching this point has required many years, hundreds of CCP employees, and the engagement of millions of players who contributed fantastic feedback during the beta process,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. “Now we start the real journey, which, decades from now, we will look back on with astonishment at all we accomplished. The EVE Universe will outlive us all.”
DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large scale warfare and rich character advancement to the PS3 in a system-exclusive free-to-play persistent shooter set in, and integrated with, the massive universe of EVE Online. Wage war in the next generation of first person shooters, where your next victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire of thousands of online gamers.
Stay tuned to our DUST 514 center for future DUST 514 discussion. We're busy rounding up all you want to know about this year's Fanfest, so be sure to visit http://www.curse.com/tag/eve-fanfest-2013 to stay on top of coverage.
Earlier today, the screenshot above - click to expand - surfaced online. The image is taken from a section of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog's upcoming third-person adventure game due out in June of this year.
As you may notice, on the billboard that The Last of Us protagonist Joel is standing next to, it reads:
ALL RESIDENTS OF AMHERST COUNTY AND ALL OUTLYING AREAS ARE REQUIRED TO EVACUATE BY:
The thing that is catching the attention of folks in the PlayStation community is the incredibly specific date of October 17th, 2013. Is this just an arbitrary date that Naughty Dog chose to include? Not bloody likely in our opinion.
Here are two things that we think Naughty Dog may be teasing with this date.
Check out the latest developer diary from the folks at Naughty Dog as they take another in-depth look at their upcoming third-person survival game The Last of Us. This was one of our most anticipated games of 2013, and nothing has changed - we're just as excited to finally get a look at the game as we were at the start of the year.
Take a look at the video and visit our Last of Us hub for more information on the game.
Pre-ordered God of War: Ascension yet? We’re pleased to announce #TheLastofUs demo, accessible early via GOW will be available May 31, 2013.— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) March 8, 2013
Quick note this morning that Naughty Dog has announced that players who purchase God of War: Ascension will receive exclusive early access to the demo for The Last of Us. This demo will be available on May 31st.
We're unsure at this time when the demo will be available for people who do not pick up God of War but the game itself is scheduled to launch on June 14th, so presumably the demo will launch shortly after the May 31st exclusivity date for God of War purchasers.
There's a bit of confusion currently as other information had given early April as a release date for the demo, so stick with us while we follow the story as it develop. Doubtless the May 31st date is set in stone as the official Naughty Dog Twitter account has announced it themselves, as you can see above.
Amid rumors and speculation that Naughty Dog would be pushing back The Last of Us, the team has taken to the PlayStation Blog to confirm that they would, indeed, be pushing The Last of Us back to June.
Said Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann:
The Last of Us is an ambitious project. In many ways it may be Naughty Dog’s most ambitious project to date – brand new universe and cast of characters, brand new tech, brand new genre, not to mention it’s easily the longest campaign Naughty Dog has ever made.
As we entered the final phase of development for The Last of Us, we came to realize just how massive Joel and Ellie’s journey is. But instead of cutting corners or compromising our vision, we came to the tough decision that the game deserved a few extra weeks to ensure every detail of The Last of Us was up to Naughty Dog’s internal high standards.
The extra wait will be very short and your patience will be rewarded. Update your calendars. You won’t even have to change seasons. The Last of Us will be available June 14th, 2013.
As far as we're concerned, Naughty Dog can take all the time they need. The Last of Us looks amazing and we'll be there on opening night, giving them our money.
Source: PS Blog
Over on GameTrailers, Geoff Keighley had the chance to get some time playing the full demo of The Last of Us - the same demo that will be available later this year, we believe - and they've put together a 10 minute gameplay video for our enjoyment.
In the video, which you can find below, Keighley is joined by Naughty Dog's Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann to discuss the game and show off some brand new gameplay from the demo. As they discuss in the video, The Last of Us has a very different feel from Naughty Dog's previous third-person series Uncharted. We haven't had a chance to play the demo, unfortunately, but you can see in the gameplay trailers that the game is much more tactical when compared to Uncharted. Players have to choose if they want to try and go quietly and pick off their enemies one by one or maybe make a bit of noise and gun them down in a hail of bullets. In Uncharted, Nathan Drake was more than a little reckless and while that made for some of our absolute favorite third-person shooters, it will be nice to see the pace slow down a bit.
Naughty Dog has said that they will be releasing a demo for The Last of Us but they're keeping quiet on a specific release date for that. As this was one of our most-anticipated shooters of 2013, you can imagine that we're excited to get our hands on the game.
Check out the new gameplay video below and visit http://thelastofus.com/ for more information on the game.
Naughty Dog has revealed that folks who pick up a copy of God of War: Ascension on March 12th will receive access to a chapter from The Last of Us. This will be the earliest that anyone can get access to the upcoming demo of The Last of Us.
How it works is simple. When you pick up a copy of God of War: Ascension in March, there will be a menu option for 'The Last of Us'. Just go into that menu and they'll spell out exactly how you can get early access to the demo as soon as it becomes available later this year. The Last of Us doesn't ship until May of this year, and there's no word yet as to when the demo will be playable. We're also not sure what the demo will entail, outside of the fact that it will contain access to a chapter from the game. Needless to say, more information will be forthcoming!
Naughty Dog has released some information on the special editions of The Last of Us, available this May 7th, 2013. To start with, the standard edition of the game will be available for $59.99, but that's no fun. We want in-game bonuses, Naughty Dog, we want collectible statues and trinkets for our desks!
Enter the Collector's Editions:
The first collector's edition available is the Survival Edition and comes bundled with in-game DLC and The Art of The Last of Us, published by Dark Horse. The full contents include:
- Full size hardcover artbook by Dark Horse - Over 170 pages
- Steelbook edition of the game
- The Last of Us - American Dreams #1 Comic (Variant Cover)
- Sights and Sounds DLC pack (Voucher Download)
- Official Game Soundtrack
- PS3 Dynamic Theme
- PSN Avatars: Winter Joel and Ellie
- Naughty Dog Sticker sheet
The Survival Edition is going to be available for $79.99. The Art of The Last of Us will be available separately from Dark Horse (price at $39.99) and can be found at your local comic books store or major retailers like Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.
Keep reading for information on the Post-Pandemic Collector's Edition of The Last of Us!
This post originally published on DUST514.org on Monday, January 14th.
The Dust 514 open beta begins on 22nd January 2013, CCP Games has announced. Everyone to download Dust 514 first-person shooter and play for free on their PS3 from that day. The news comes a few days after CCP merged Dust 514 Eve Online.
"The launch of the Dust 514 Open Beta is another step towards our long-term vision for CCP and Eve," said CCP boss Hilmar Veigar Pétursson. "But this is just the beginning. As we have done with Eve Online, in the coming weeks, and for years to come, we will continually improve upon and add to the Dust 514 experience, as well as add deeper integration between the two games and their communities."
Meanwhile, CCP confirmed that those in the closed beta will face no further character resets, so all play from now on counts. Those not in the closed beta can get a head start before the open beta begins through the Dust 514 Mercenary Park, which you can buy now from the PlayStation Store.
In addition, anyone who plays a match before 22nd January gets a 100,000 Skill Point bonus to use in the open beta.
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