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When Joel Met Ellie: The Last of Us Retrospective

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Jul 28, 2014 // SCEE Blog Manager

So, we’re just a day away from the PS4 launch of The Last of Us Remastered, the ultimate edition of Naughty Dog’s phenomenal post-apocalyptic survival epic. We talked you through Factions multiplayer and the game’s brand new Photo Mode last week, but today we’ve got something a little different for you.

Earlier this month we caught up with Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson (who played Joel and Ellie, respectively) here in London, and pointed a camera at them as they reminisced about the three-year-long process of making The Last of Us. It was a real pleasure to hear these two fantastic actors share anecdotes and insight — check out the video above for singing, swearing and feels aplenty…

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25 Comments

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+ TidusBlitz on July 28th, 2014 at 3:04 pm said:

I love these videos. You can really tell the bond they have is genuine and it comes through in the game. Can’t wait to replay the game on PS4


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+ Ind3structoman on July 28th, 2014 at 3:20 pm said:

Agreed! These two are so talented. I wish the musical ending was added as an extra in the PS4 version!


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+ SeanStrange on July 28th, 2014 at 3:20 pm said:

Tuesday can’t come sooner!


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+ snakeeyes211 on July 28th, 2014 at 3:27 pm said:

Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson are an amazing duo


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+ Curtisio on July 28th, 2014 at 3:32 pm said:

When can we start downloading the pre-ordered digital version?


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+ hectbaf on July 28th, 2014 at 3:35 pm said:

The preload is not available for this title there is a list on the blog of the games that support it..


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+ DWilson8504 on July 28th, 2014 at 3:36 pm said:

This was excellent and I must say I’m not huge on music in video games, but damn…that music! It’s just perfect. I cannot wait to play through this again on the PS4 starting tomorrow night! Oh yeah! Thank you Sony and Naughty Dog for delivering this masterpiece!


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+ Drew_Croft on July 28th, 2014 at 3:38 pm said:

Preload is ONLY available for EU. We got the shaft again. Shocker.


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+ Art_of_Ronin on July 28th, 2014 at 4:24 pm said:

Have never played the original on the PS3 (I know I know, shocking. xD) and can’t wait to check out this remastered gem on the PS4 tomorrow!


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+ HippeusOmega on July 28th, 2014 at 4:50 pm said:

Without Baker and Johnson I don’t think the game would’ve been as great as it was. Those two just had such chemistry when voice acting their roles in the game. Can’t wait to play this tomorrow. May play Left Behind dlc first as I didn’t do that add-on on the ps3.


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+ PooPface560 on July 28th, 2014 at 5:55 pm said:

These voices brought life to Ellie and Joel. Very awesome work! Can’t wait to play it again. Get some rest fellas..Cause come midnight, it’s game time. Thanks for amazing game.


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+ PanTheMan16 on July 28th, 2014 at 6:24 pm said:

Such a talented duo. And Ashley Johnson is breathtakingly gorgeous.


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+ GABEv01 on July 28th, 2014 at 6:52 pm said:

Ashley said she played through it twice… Pffffffft!!! I think I’ve played through it way over 30 times. Not even metioning all the Factions MP hours. Hehe!! #FanBoyism


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+ LuckyVenom77 on July 28th, 2014 at 7:01 pm said:

Too awesome too even forfive that three are six maybe nine too choose from zero is not one option four this

Coded message ;)


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+ oo7PorscheMGS on July 28th, 2014 at 7:15 pm said:

Love the Last of Us (2nd fav. game of all time after the MGS series). Just want to say (in case some SONY guy will listen), that it is a slap in the face to your dedicated fans who bought the PS3 version to not even offer even a TINY discount on the the PS4 version of The Last of Us. Not about the money, it’s about the principle. You know fans will buy the game twice, why not show those dedicated fans some love though? Bad business / PR, that’s all – when you could get the opposite (positive) PR instead.


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+ MarinoBrea on July 28th, 2014 at 7:41 pm said:

:/

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+ LuckyVenom77 on July 28th, 2014 at 8:09 pm said:

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+ armourlight on July 28th, 2014 at 8:18 pm said:

Get married already…seriously they’re meant for each other ^___^.


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+ Drew_Croft on July 28th, 2014 at 8:55 pm said:

Leak PS+ August: PS4 Octodad, The Swapper, PS3 Saints Row 4, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, PSV 1001 Spikes, Atelier Rorona Plus


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+ PathogenicKiller on July 28th, 2014 at 9:27 pm said:

Hello. I’m just curious to know when my digital copy of The Last of Us will download. Imean it’s the 29th. It’s 12:30am est. Where is the download


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+ a7medii-bh on July 28th, 2014 at 10:02 pm said:

the games is awesome and the video as well ! keep doing this stuff guys i like it. :D


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+ Zorrillo_ninja on July 28th, 2014 at 10:17 pm said:

ok, ok ok, all right!!


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+ Seiven on July 29th, 2014 at 8:46 am said:

@#14 if you go to Gamestop they are offering 50% off trading in the old version…I paid off mine yesterday for $25 bucks…so worth the upgrade.


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+ MattHirt on July 29th, 2014 at 10:34 am said:

Please release a physical copy for ORESHIKA: TAINTED BLOODLINES!

And also make a Special Physical Edition for Soul Sacrifice Delta and release it for the holidays!

I can’t and won’t so please, don’t try to convince me to pick them digitally!


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+ ajwilson55 on July 29th, 2014 at 1:56 pm said:

What a great video. Nice to see these two have such great chemistry on and off screen.


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