It has been a while since we last saw any new The Last of Us eye candy, but just as many hoped – we had a brand new peek at the game during the 2012 VGAs over the weekend in Los Angeles. A brand new trailer has been revealed by Naughty Dog showing a combination of both gameplay and cutscenes, but more importantly for fans – a confirmation at last on a solid release date for the game. If you tuned into the event live on Spike, you probably would have already seen amazing reveals for the Phantom Pain which could turn out to be Metal Gear Solid 5, and also Dark Souls 2 which was arguably the most impressive game reveal for the whole event. The Last of Us is still a major attraction though and Naughty Dog decided to unveil to the world that the game will be coming out on May 7, 2013.
The game is expected to be one of the final highlights on the PlayStation 3 along with GTA V before the PS4 arrives, although having said that there is now Dark Souls 2 apparently on the way to the PS3 as well, thus proving that the console is far from dead just yet.
As far as we’re aware, this is the first time that we’ve seen horse riding in the game as well, so that is an interesting feature that fans can expect to see when the game is out. We also see the emergence of a potential relationship between main character Joel and a woman named Tess.
Ellie features heavily throughout just like the previous reveals for the game, while there is also a glimpse of civilization as well in a busy town area which doesn’t appear to have been infected yet. Going back to GTA V though, is there possibly a danger of The Last of Us playing second fiddle to Rockstar’s game, since we know it will release during Spring 2013?
GTA V is arguably the most anticipated game ever across all platforms and PS3 users may not have time to consider The Last of Us if Rockstar decides to launch their game at the end of April. GTA is one of those types of games where users can play for hours on end, so is May 7 really the perfect time for The Last of Us to come out?
Of course, those gamers with a lot of time on their hands will simply pick up both games, but we have a feeling that most of you will only opt for one considering that the release windows between both massive games are now incredibly tight. If you have a PS3 and have been looking forward to The Last of Us since its initial reveal, let us know if you are now facing a dilemma over which game takes preference with GTA V in the mix.
The Last of Us is clearly going to be Naughty Dog’s final game on current-gen consoles, but will you delay playing it so you can concentrate on GTA V first?