Last night on Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards, Naughty Dog announced the release of its new survival horror franchise called The Last of Us.  The game is set in what remains of the United States after most of the population has been decimated by a modern plague. The story follows two survivors, Joel and Ellie, as they fight to survive in a post apocalyptic world. 

We are excited to finally unveil The Last of Us, a project the team has been working hard on for some time.  Naughty Dog’s mission is to change the way people experience video games.  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.”  -Evan Wells Co-President, Naughty Dog

For me, gaming is all about the story.  Video games have the unique ability to draw you into a different world with the visuals of an exciting movie, provide the intricate story telling of a good novel, but all the while you are in charge of the action.  I can’t wait to see what The Last of Us has to offer.