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The Last of Us demo comes with God of War: Ascension

Sony has announced plans to include a The Last of Us demo with copies of God of War: Ascension.

Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli said the demo will provide early access to one chapter of the studio’s highly anticipated action game.

He also labelled the taster “an exclusive demo”, suggesting that it won’t go on general release. This raises the question of whether Sony could also launch an alternative demo, perhaps even some form of The Last of Us multiplayer taster, having confirmed only last month that the title will feature an online component.

Loading God of War: Ascension will bring up a The Last of Us listing on the main menu offering details on how to access the demo “as soon as it becomes available”, meaning it won’t necessarily be ready in time for the God of War: Ascension release date of March 12 in the US and March 15 in the UK. The Last of US release date has been nailed down as May 7.

In related news, a God of War: Ascension demo offering a slice of the single-player campaign will be released in late February.

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5 comments

  • JimmyCooldaddy - January 24, 2013 11:02 p.m.

    awesome! GOW is some of the best gaming ever, and anything naughty dog is top tier! best pairing ever!
  • Dadyo238 - January 24, 2013 6:49 p.m.

    Played the beta for Ascension, and almost immediately I decided I would buy it. And now I get a free section of my most anticipated game right now with it? Awesome.
  • StrayGator - January 24, 2013 12:50 p.m.

    I consistently confuse between TLoU and The Last Guardian. This headline made me jump from my chair.
  • BladedFalcon - January 24, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    Goes to show that not even Sony feels confident enough about how GoW: Ascension will do on it's own. usually, you only pair a demo of a high profile game unto a lesser popular game or untested IP. Had this been GoW3, pretty sure Sony would have never considered pairing it with any demo. Then again, can't say i blame them, everyone, from gamers to the gams jarnalism community seem to be pretty ambivalent about this one, including myself. I loved the previous GoW games, but at this point, what I0ve seen from this one just feels like more of the same.
  • ultimatepunchrod - January 24, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    Cool. I'm already planning on GOWA, so this is a nice bonus.

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