Naughty Dog has confirmed that The Last
of Us will absolutely, positively, pinky-swearingly be ready for
retail in 2013. Studio developers Bruce Straley and Neil Druckman
confirmed the release window last night on Late Night with Jimmy
Fallon as part of the show's “Video Game Week” promotion.
The announcement was accompanied with
The Last of Us's “Ambush” demo, previously seen running at E3
2012. See it for the third (fourth or fifth) time:
The Last of Us was first glimpsed
during the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards, and has since been outed as
a post-apocalyptic, action-adventure survival game starring Joel, a
do-whatever-it-takes survivor; and Ellie, his 14-year-old ward. Read
our impressions of Naughty Dog's Uncharted-meets-Fallout title in The Last of Us preview - survival gets real.