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The Last of Us Demo Coming First to God of War: Ascension Owners

Eric Monacelli's Avatar + Posted by Eric Monacelli on Jan 24, 2013 // Community Strategist, Naughty Dog

The Last of Us for PS3 (Joel)

In just a few short months, The Last of Us will launch and put the fate of Joel and Ellie into your hands, as they embark on a brutal journey across a post-pandemic United States.

May 7th, 2013 might seem like a long way away, so to help assuage the excruciating wait we’re announcing today that players who pick up God of War: Ascension will be able to get their hands on a demo of The Last of Us when it becomes available at a later date.

The Last of Us for PS3

We teamed up with the development crew at Santa Monica Studio to include access to a chapter of The Last of Us in every copy of God of War: Ascension, so you won’t have to wait too long to get your hands on two of the biggest games of the year. Just load the God of War: Ascension disc into your PS3 and find The Last of Us listing on the main menu. There, you’ll find details on how you can obtain The Last of Us demo for free as soon as it becomes available.

We hope you’re as excited about this news as we are, and we know what’s likely on your mind now — what will you be able to play? We’ll have more news about what’s in store for you after God of War: Ascension launches in March. We hope your wait just got a little easier!

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+ GhostMachine1 on January 24th, 2013 at 2:14 pm said:

This is going to definitely going to increase Ascension sales! Anyway, thanks so much for answering questions. You seem cool, even though you’re a Mets fan. :P


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+ unbornsoldier on January 24th, 2013 at 2:23 pm said:

God of war and the last of us are already day 1 for me,thanks naughty dog,Sony for this nice unexpected surprise,this makes it not day 1 but day ASAP lol can’t wait to play both,respect!!


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+ SpooNManX on January 24th, 2013 at 3:11 pm said:

This is why P L U S members get so angry!!!

Why would you require us to buy something in order to try a demo?
Isn’t the whole point of a playable demo to NOT spend money in order to see weather you want to buy it or not?

This sort of thing really should be made available to Plus as it says in the description “Early access to betas and demos”…


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+ SpooNManX on January 24th, 2013 at 3:16 pm said:

“+ Arne Meyer on January 24th, 2013 at 12:22 pm said:

We can’t speak for God of War: Ascension – but we are looking into making TLOU a PSN download. Stay tuned.”

I don’t even want to know how large that game is going to be.. I’m guessing over 20GB.. maybe 40GB.

Now if Sony would start giving us a list of approved 2.5″ hard drives we wouldn’t have to worry about them
A. Not fitting or

B. overheating or

C. Causing slowdown, audio problems, de-synced FMV in games due to the hard drive “not being full compatible with our system” -PlayStation Support

I’ve tried 2 brand new hard drives in my PS3 before giving up and buying a new 320GB system.
I guess this is ultimately what Sony wants though, which is why they aren’t providing a safe list of fully compatible hard drives for upgrading.


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+ LABARONX on January 24th, 2013 at 3:45 pm said:

@102 but you all will likely still get 1st access to the eventual multiplatform beta….

everyone else….. why would sony market a new ip on a game thats T- rated and likely only going to sell 1-2 million…. instead of it’s m rated game gow game still guaranteed to do 3-5 million to promote interest????


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+ ClearClover on January 24th, 2013 at 4:09 pm said:

This is the perfect combo!

You guys at Naughty Dog and Sony Santa Monica are probably my two favorite first party developers. I’m very glad you’re working together to bring us deals like this.

I was getting GoW: Ascension anyway like I’ve done with every GoW game before it, but this just sweetens the deal even more, I am also waiting impatiently for TLOU to be released, currently my most anticipated game, it’s been a while since I’ve been this impatient for a game.

Thanks ND, you are sick!


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+ angelspawn77 on January 24th, 2013 at 4:17 pm said:

Awesome! Had GOW pre-ordered for a long time now, so this is just the cherry on top. Can’t wait to try it out!


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+ destruction1983 on January 24th, 2013 at 5:09 pm said:

i pre order god of war ascension and totally going to buy and thanks for the awesome


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+ destruction1983 on January 24th, 2013 at 5:11 pm said:

i pre order god of war ascension and totally going to buy god of war and thanks for the awesome demo u made our day =D


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+ drGiggless on January 24th, 2013 at 5:42 pm said:

lame


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+ remanutd5 on January 24th, 2013 at 6:05 pm said:

at 95 very good point but my comment stands i dont understand why are they putting this demo in a God of War game when in my opinion God of War is the bigger game here and doesnt need any demo lol, The Last of Us is one of the most anticipated titles this year, God of War too so why not putting the demo on a smaller game, a game that really needs a push, God of War is not that game lol.


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+ Kchow23 on January 24th, 2013 at 6:46 pm said:

@Eric One elegant solution that I’ve seen not too often if putting a sticker on the wrapper instead of incorporating it into the box art. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations integrated it into the box art for preorder DLC and now my copy has a lame Best Buy logo on it T_T


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+ FirstAngle on January 24th, 2013 at 7:20 pm said:

God of War: Ascension + The Last of US Demo.. what a COMBO!

My PS3 is READY.. (finishing GOW Collection vol. 2 before Ascension arrives)

2013 is starting great!


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+ LABARONX on January 24th, 2013 at 8:29 pm said:

110 whose gonna spend 40 dollars on sly 4 just to play a demo…..

the 5-10 minute demo is not to help sell a game but serves as a bonus to the people who were going to buy god of war any way

what person in their right mind is going to spend 40 dollars on a ps3 game they had no intention of buying for a 10 minute demo thats going to be available free on psn a few weeks later


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+ xShanghaiGAMERx on January 24th, 2013 at 8:45 pm said:

Will this bonus be for all versions of GOWA (North America, Japanese, Hong Kong) or just the North American version?


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+ Mikey1123 on January 24th, 2013 at 8:50 pm said:

Naughty Gods!!!


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+ OujaStrike on January 24th, 2013 at 9:46 pm said:

will we have to buy God of War Ascension or will it be on psn a little later?


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+ D-Squad3 on January 24th, 2013 at 9:53 pm said:

2 juggernaut titles. Too bad The Last of Us demo isn’t day one. :(

But yeah like someone mentioned, don’t mess up the God of War: Ascension box art.


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+ dorkgeniuz21 on January 24th, 2013 at 10:12 pm said:

All I care about is that Sont’s studios support all future and past titles with Ps vita remote-play & cross-controller and I kid you not I will buy every single game that comes out…If game devs dont get that they will get more more this way than so be it but ive given you the secret right here…


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+ GHOZTPRIME on January 24th, 2013 at 11:26 pm said:

not buying GoW. I’ll just have to wait patiently for the demo :/


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+ kiwidawg on January 24th, 2013 at 11:47 pm said:

I was not planning on buying GOW as it does not look like my type of game. Now i am having second thoughts about Last of Us – is it more like GOW than i previously thought? Perhaps i need to investigate further…


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+ Zeniselv on January 25th, 2013 at 12:00 am said:

@110: The issue here is that ascencion sint generating much buzz, so they are trying to give it a push, specially with games like dmc and rising generating more buzz, and talking about buzz, the last of us its has the highest one for upcoming ps3 game in a lot of gaming sites.


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+ Elvick_ on January 25th, 2013 at 12:49 am said:

I hope you continue the trend you’ve done with original trophy sets. I love having my Uncharted platinums, despite not being too keen on competitive online.

I don’t mind adding more trophies later for specific online stuff through DLC. I think that works well, and I hope you continue to do things that way.


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+ Elvick_ on January 25th, 2013 at 12:50 am said:

@113: I know people that imported Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete to play the Final Fantasy XIII demo early.

So those people do exist.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on January 25th, 2013 at 5:31 am said:

People like #10 are pathetic, why are you even a gamer then if gameplay no matter how good is irrelevant to you because of trophies?


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+ mastorofpuppetz on January 25th, 2013 at 5:34 am said:

@10 how is a game half finished just because you dont have all the trophies? That’s one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. Enjoy games for what they are, if you this anal of trophies quit gaming it’s sad and pathetic. Missing out on a game like LOS because of such illogical and obsessive thinking is moronic.


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+ Ryu1311 on January 25th, 2013 at 6:41 am said:

I was hoping you could answer me this and it might have been answered but if it is (and im pretty sure it will be) a day 1 digital and I buy god of war as a day 1 digital would I still be able to get the demo.


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+ Soldos-V2 on January 25th, 2013 at 7:24 am said:

I pre-ordered both the Survival and Post-Pandemic Edition (which is already sold-out?!) as I’m a big fan of Naughty Dog and I want to properly celebrate the release of the TLOU. But I’m also looking forward to GOW Ascension. Now getting a demo with that game is awesome. Thanks for your efforts Sony and ND!


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on January 25th, 2013 at 12:26 pm said:

Hope the trophies for this are hidden and delayed a la Heavy Rain


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+ stripesmarine on January 25th, 2013 at 2:08 pm said:

(Naughty Dog + The Last Of Us) x (Sony Santa Monica + God Of War: Ascension) = (:D)

The Two Most Epic Release Titles Of 2013 !!!


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+ manzoor47 on January 25th, 2013 at 3:58 pm said:

I am already getting God Of War 3. Anyway, its sounds kinda lame to just include details of how to obtain The Last of Us demo. I mean why not include the demo in God of War 3???

Most people thinking they will be getting a demo. NO! just details on how to obtain the demo.


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+ SANDMAN181314 on January 25th, 2013 at 7:45 pm said:

cant wait to it comes out god of war i cant wait and hell yea i so happy they gonna have the demo of the last of us i cant wait to play that game too its gonna be badass =)


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+ DelicaGunz on January 25th, 2013 at 9:54 pm said:

GoW:A and The Last of Us are both pre ordered. I know those are going to be great titles. Just take my money please!!!


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+ DelicaGunz on January 25th, 2013 at 9:55 pm said:

@129 totally agree


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+ DelicaGunz on January 25th, 2013 at 10:00 pm said:

@14 of course it is


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+ DelicaGunz on January 25th, 2013 at 10:01 pm said:

@10 MP trophies doesn’t determine whether I buy a product or not. You just want an easy Platinum game to stat pad your profile. Get a life.


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+ kiwiatlarge on January 26th, 2013 at 1:23 am said:

God damn there are some negative people in this world… It never ceases to amaze me how a positive thing, like putting a demo of a potential AA+ title in with the retail version of a likely A+ title can be a bad thing..

The same people who whinge about an expensive collector edition are the same sort of people who complain about a free demo… If you don’t want to buy a CE, don’t buy it… If you don’t want to buy GOW:A for access to a TLOU demo don’t buy it.

As for MP trophies. The smart bet would suggest the MP trophies will be similar to U2 and U3.. ND have always been pretty good in allowing non-MP players an obtainable Platinum… Insomniac with the exception of Resistance 2 are the same.. Even then, if a Platinum decides a purchase for you, then you are losing the essence of what gaming should be. I’ll never Plat GTAIV or RDR, but I did get 100% in their offline modes, and loved every minute of it… Just as bad are the people who get 100% and the Plat, but then the developer patches in some DLC trophies, and the gamer feels forced to buy the DLC just to get their precious % back up to 100. They are just trophies!


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+ DelicaGunz on January 26th, 2013 at 2:05 am said:

@136 very well said


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+ hjason1 on January 27th, 2013 at 4:18 am said:

Well, i really wanna play this demo…
But i’m not a fan of gow…
Just like movies with demos games with demos have demos that are way different from their niche……


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+ LumiaGamer on January 27th, 2013 at 10:21 am said:

@78

I think your game region and PSN account region are different. While PS3 can play games from any region as it is region-free, DLC is region locked. For an example, you can play a region 1 game with a region 3 account but the region 1 DLC will not work on the region 3 account. And it wont work if you buy a region 3 DLC for your region 1 game. Believe me, thats how i lost my money.


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+ destruction1983 on January 27th, 2013 at 12:47 pm said:

soo when i buy god of war ascension it will come with a code to play the demo thank you =D


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+ o-Lucrecia-o on January 28th, 2013 at 6:34 am said:

In response to your reply to RidleysBox regarding multiplayer trophies, he’s obviously talking about the constant swarm of DLC trophies that get added to each game. I haven’t even played the game and I know how notoriously annoying those are. I still haven’t bothered going back to try the Uncharted series simply because those multiplayer DLC trophies seem like a pain in the ass.

“Win a Plunder game without letting the opposing team score (5-0)”. These kind of trophies are the worst. You should never have to rely on random factors like how good your teammates play or how badly your opponents play for a trophy. Trophies should only challenge your own abilities.

I’m still going to get The Last of Us since it appeals to me much more than Uncharted, but trophies like these are enough to sway me negatively when I’m on the edge about picking up a game I’m not sure about.


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+ RING_SB on January 28th, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

Why!!!?????
I do really like the games of Naughty Dog,but when I heard the news what I feel only disappointed!!
By the way , I do not like GOW anyway.but I’m a huge Uncharted fan.
So can’t I play the demo if I haven’t buy the GOW:A ?????
Please anwser me , please!!!


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+ RING_SB on January 28th, 2013 at 9:22 am said:

I won’t buy GOW:A ,that’s not my like
But CAN I PLAY THE DEMO AS AN UNCHARTED OWNER ?!!!????


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+ DelicaGunz on January 28th, 2013 at 10:04 pm said:

Why do trophies determine if a game is bought or not. I’m a trophy hunter but if a game is worth playing like Resistance: Fall of Man, Fear, etc than why not play it to enjoy the game? If you only play games to stat pad your trophies then there is something really wrong with you.

Besides playing a game that determine how well your teammates play is a challenge to some people. You have to learn to find teammates, make friends, strategize and plan into achieving these more difficult trophies.

PayDay: The Heist has some extremely tough trophies to achieve but there are fun when everything goes well and play as a team. Easy Street is a killer and its taking sometime to achieve but its possible.


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+ o-Lucrecia-o on January 29th, 2013 at 8:04 am said:

@DelicaGunz

Who said anything about playing a game for trophies? No one. I’m still getting The Last of Us even though I know they’ll add in ridiculous MP trophies. Padding trophies? No one said anything remotely close to that.

When you’re only somewhat interested in a game though, irritating trophies are definitely a turn off. I’m going to go for 100%. I always have, even before trophies came around. I like to complete every challenge in games like Ninja Gaiden. With trophies you simply get a record of it on your profile.

You don’t like doing that? Too bad. A lot of us do. If we have fun getting the most out of the game in that way, then that IS the right way to play the game.


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+ o-Lucrecia-o on January 29th, 2013 at 8:27 am said:

I agree that it’s stupid to play a game just for easy trophies, but I couldn’t really care less about it. Someone wants to play Hannah Montana for the trophies? Let them do what they want, it doesn’t affect me in the slightest. The fact that people even buy crap like that just shows how trophies can affect game sales.

Yes, sometimes online trophies are fun, and you can meet people you wouldn’t have otherwise. Trophies that rely on chance or an unbalanced match in your favor are not fun though. They’re certainly not a challenge simply because they’re annoying.

The online trophy for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is probably the hardest one out there. It doesn’t rely on getting an unbalanced match-up though, or getting a rare opportunity for a stupidly specific kill. You just have to play well with your partner.


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+ REAPERof-PLAGUES on February 10th, 2013 at 7:20 pm said:

im trying to save my money for The Last Of US will the demo be out later or can you only get it with god of war


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+ HbM-JaSoN11 on February 14th, 2013 at 2:31 pm said:

MADE MY YEAR!


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+ HbM-JaSoN11 on February 14th, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

IM NOT GETTING THE LAST OF US!


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