Watch a condensed look at The Last of Us 2012 San Diego Comic Con panel. Creative Director, Neil Druckmann, and Game Director, Bruce Straley, discuss various game inspirations and dive deeper into the characters, the plausible science behind the game, and the character acting behind the scenes. Actor Troy Baker (Joel) and Actress Ashley Johnson (Ellie) comment on their performance capture experiences and actor W. Earl Brown (There’s Something About Mary, Deadwood) is introduced as Bill, a new character in the world of The Last of Us.
The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience blending survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague. Cities are abandoned and being reclaimed by nature. Remaining survivors are killing each other for food, weapons and whatever they can find. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a young teenage girl who’s braver and wiser beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.
Also, check out this “Bill’s Safe House” cinematic shown at the panel.