Remember those cryptic screenshots we reported on last week from PlayStation's "exclusive we wouldn't believe?" Well, as predicted, the devs behind The Last Of Us, a new survival horror title coming to PS3, have spilled a couple more beans with a new two-minute trailer at 2011's Video Game Awards.
The trailer shows a post-outbreak United States almost completely reclaimed by nature; plantlife poking up through the concrete and cars rusted out by the roadside. Through the desolation, a sour-faced Max Payne lookalike and flick-knife-toting teenage girl are surviving day to day, looting abandoned buildings and hiding from fast-moving infected humans. There's no explanation for how things went quite so pear-shaped in the trailer, but a previous teaser showed footage of ants with infectious, mind-controlling growths sprouting out of their heads, a delightful, real-world condition caused by the fungus Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis. Google it.
But we've been hurt before by trailers that have oversold zombie games to us. Who doesn't remember that spine-tinglingly good pre-rendered teaser for the decidedly average Dead Island, with the happy holiday couple getting chewed to bits while their daughter gets lobbed out the window? Show us a gameplay trailer, developers, and then we'll talk.