Artsy-Fartsy: The Last of Us concept art

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The_Last_of_us_ellie_joelIf you caught this week’s podcast you would have noticed we are pretty excited about Naughty Dog’s infectious new post apocalyptic thriller The Last of Us. To take the sting out of its delay from May 7th to June 14th let’s take a look at where it garnered some of its inspiration.

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It’s the ‘End of the World’ sale. Everything must go!

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I’m just not sure if it’s worth $600 a week, honey

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The future’s not so bright

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Rise and shine Rip Van Winkle

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Shopping at the Mall these days is a breeze

Props on the art design go to John Sweeny. This is some haunting and eerie work. The team over at Naughty Dog looks like it’s crafting a really atmospheric, dark and chilling experience.

What do you guys think? Has the developer nailed the art direction? Do these pieces fill you with a feeling of impending doom around every corner? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.

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Joshua Philpott

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