Details on Naughty Dog’s story-driven zombie thriller have been hush hush, but the studio was kind enough to release this brief cut-scene from The Last of Us. “The Truck Ambush” is only a little more than a minute and a half, but reveals some interesting insights about the game. The going won’t be easy for survivors Joel and Ellie, as even fellow humans have malicious intent.
The trailer also showcases Ellie’s redesign; Ellie formerly shared a striking similarity to actress Ellen Page. In an interview with IGN, Creative Director Neil Druckmann explained that the change was made to better imitate actress Ashley Johnson, who was chosen to portray Ellie in both voice and motion capture.
“After delving further into the game’s narrative over the past few months, we decided to modify Ellie’s model to better reflect Ashley’s personality, and also resemble a slightly younger teen more fitting to the story,” said Druckmann.
You can check out the trailer below. No definite release date has been announced, although The Last of Us is expected in early 2013.