Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has announced the North American release of The Last of Us, available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system.
Developed by Naughty Dog, The Last of Us delivers an evocative journey of survival in a world radically transformed, set twenty years after a virulent pandemic spread by the cordyceps virus has ravaged the course of humanity.
According to Sony, The Last of Us is a gritty, realistic experience that explores the depths of humanity through main characters Joel and Ellie.
The two are brought together by chance and thrust into life-changing circumstances. Their journey is rife with emotionally charged moments as the narrative centers on themes of survival, loyalty, love and redemption.
The Last of Us is now available exclusively for PS3 system on Blu-ray disc and is also available digitally. Gamers can start playing the game before it has completely downloaded and installed.
Depending on your internet connection speed and other factors, most players can likely expect to start playing two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through the install. The installer application will let you know when you’re ready to start playing.
The standard release retails for $59.99, the Survival Edition for $79.99, and the Post-Pandemic Edition for $159.99. The game’s soundtrack, composed by Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Awardwinning film composer Gustavo Santoalalla, also is now available on Sony Masterworks.
The Last of Us has been rated “M” for Mature with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, and Strong Language by the ESRB.