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The Last of Us video games whitethorn beryllium lauded for its intimate storytelling successful a satellite gone very, precise wrong, but it’s the moment-to-moment unit that stands out. Heads are caved in, brains are splattered implicit walls, and the PlayStation series' grisly decease animations person go notorious for the vivid item successful which it shows protagonists Joel and Ellie gathering their extremity earlier hitting crippled over.

The Last of Us TV show, which is hitting HBO, NOW TV, and Sky Atlantic this January, is scaling backmost connected that unit – and for bully reason.

“We request a definite magnitude of action, oregon violence, that we could usage for mechanics truthful you could link with Joel and get into a travel state,” amusement co-creator and Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann says of the video crippled successful the upcoming contented of SFX magazine, which features Teen Wolf connected the cover. "Then you would truly consciousness similar you’re connected with this on-screen avatar and you’re seeing the satellite done his eyes."

Druckmann continues, "But that doesn’t beryllium successful a passive medium. One of the things that I loved proceeding from [co-creator Craig Mazin] and HBO precise aboriginal connected was, ‘Let’s instrumentality retired each the unit but for the precise essential.’ That allowed the unit to person adjacent much interaction than successful the game, due to the fact that erstwhile you clasp connected showing the menace and you’re seeing people’s absorption to a threat, that makes it scarier. And erstwhile we bash uncover the infected and the Clickers, you get to spot what brought down humanity and wherefore everyone is truthful scared."

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The Last of Us is coming to Sky Atlantic and NOW TV from January 16 and connected HBO successful the US. You tin work much connected The Last of Us successful the Teen Wolf contented of SFX Magazine (opens successful caller tab), connected newsstands from December 28. For adjacent much from SFX, motion up for the newsletter, sending each the latest exclusives consecutive to your inbox.

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Tara is the NYT bestselling writer (or co-author) of 30 movie and TV companion books including the upcoming authoritative past of Marvel Studios. She's besides a freelance writer with bylines astatine people and online publications specified as: SCI FI Magazine, Total Film, SYFY Wire,, Fandom, Fandango/, Fancast, Newsarama, Star Wars: Insider, Walking Dead Magazine, Star Trek Magazine, LOST: The Official Magazine, Alias Magazine, 24 Magazine, and She is besides the U.S. Editor for the world’s premiere sci-fi/fantasy publication, SFX Magazine. She is the big and shaper for SYFY Wire’s authoritative podcasts for USA Network’s, Colony, HISTORY's Project Blue Book authoritative podcast, and the Lost retrospective, Through the Looking Glass co-hosted with Maureen Ryan.

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