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The Last of Us E3 Assets
According to Game Informer (Issue 227, 2012 March) It has been 20 years since a fungi has been on the loose, killing people and re-animating their corpses. Nature has been reclaiming its land from abandoned cities. The military has the United States under martial law and is keeping everyone in a quarantine zone to stay away from the infection. The quarantine zone has many checkpoints and gives constant body scans for any signs of fungi, and any of those who do will be executed immediately.
Joel is a black market dealer within the quarantine zone that sells weapons and drugs. An unknown event occurs where Joel promises a friend that he will take care of Ellie as they escape with their lives from the quarantine zone. The two are traveling throughout the United States and are being chased by the military.
On the road, there are many scavengers, hunters or harmful people that are trying to look for provisions, and they see Joel and Ellie as an opportunity. The two are constantly trying to fight their way through these people to stay alive and away from the infected and the military.
That’s as much of the story that we know of for now. Check out the screens and demo from E3 below, and be sure to whipe up your drool after.
For more information on “The Last of Us” check out IGNs wiki which has a ton of information.