Although country music legend Hank Williams is perhaps better known for more cheery songs, Naughty Dog appears to have adopted his hauntingly bleak ‘Alone and Forsaken’ as the theme for The Last of Us. Based on the above trailer shown at Gamescom 2012, the song’s a perfect fit for the grim post-apocalyptic hardships that Joel and Ellie have to face.
It’s safe to say The Last of Us won’t suffer such a fate at launch time, which simply can’t come soon enough.
Thierry Nguyen, over on Joystiq, has written this interesting article about Troy Baker, the up-and-coming name in the voice-acting industry. Hailed as the ‘new Nolan North’, Baker’s voice can be heard in games as diverse as Diablo 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Saints Row: The Third and Mass Effect 3; as well as the upcoming much-anticipated heavyweights BioShock: Infinite and The Last of Us. It’s a well-written look behind the scenes, and definitely worth a read.
Who said you can’t make a trailer for a post-apocalyptic game with an important message in the interests of public safety?
Jokes aside, this is looking very, very nice indeed. I can’t wait to see more of this game; hopefully, E3 will take care of that.