Happy Outbreak Day! Last of Us sale and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann talks ideas for Last of Us 2

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In the lore of Naughty Dog’s hit survival horror game, and our pick for 2013’s Game of the Year,  The Last of Us; the day the Cordyceps Brain Infection reached critical mass and started the events of the game was September 26th 2013. So while we’re a bit early to the punch, Happy Outbreak Day!

And because of that we have a couple of Last of Us related news. First of which is Sony’s giant sale on the franchise which starts today, September 23, until October 7th. The sale will feature the PS4 Remastered Version for €19.99/AU$29.95/£15.99 (pricing everywhere else was not confirmed, we will update this post when we know more,) and additional content marked down 40-50% off.

On top of this, items based on The Last of Us in the Naughty Dog shop are also on sale, and an awesome new dynamic theme featuring music from Gustavo Santaolalla and some cool fungal artwork will be available for $0.99 until the sale is over. If you’re a figurine collector and you need an extra dose of creepy to your collection, then you’ll want to check out this awesome Clicker statue available from IP Factory/Gaming Heads available for pre-order now.

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Outbreak day and this sale comes just a week after the internet blew up with the idea of The Last of Us 2 being announced, thanks slip during an Uncharted 4 broadcast which the words “The First Last of Us” was mentioned. In the latest issue of the Official Playstation Magazine, The Last of Us director, Neil Druckmann; set some things straight about the possibility of a sequel.

“The answer is – and this is totally honest, and I’ve said this in the past – that when Bruce (Straley) and I moved over to Uncharted 4, we were brainstorming ideas for The Last Of Us 2 with new characters; ideas for TLOU 2 with Joel and Ellie; ideas for a sci-fi game; ideas for a fantasy game, and building prototypes for each one of those ideas. And just as we were getting close to settling or narrowing that list down, we were asked to work on Uncharted 4.” Stated Neil in the interview. He also mentioned how a small team was working on the various prototypes before switching to Uncharted 4. “You know, there’s a part of me that’s really looking forward to going back to those things, but I have no cycles left in my mind even to be thinking about that right now!”

You’ll be able to see more of the interview in OPM’s massive September issue which covers more info about Uncharted 4 and Playstation’s 20th anniversary, which releases on September 25th.