The Last of Us “Bill’s Safe House Cinematic”


Today’s Comic-Con panel for Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, revealed very little about the game, although we were shown this new video, and introduced to a new character named Bill. Check it out and read the details below!

If you listen carefully at the onset of the video you’ll hear the noises and sounds of Infected as they hunt Joel and Ellie. They manage to escape into the house of some guy in a gas mask. Are they safe?
The masked man turns out to be a new character named Bill, who knows Joel somehow and, as you can see in the cinematic, owes him a favor. What for? Well, we’re not talking about that yet but you’ll definitely be hearing more about Bill and what makes him tick in the months rolling up to launch. For starters, we also revealed that Bill is voiced by accomplished Hollywood actor, W. Earl Brown, who has appeared in numerous movies including There’s Something About Mary, Scream, Vanilla Sky, and the upcoming movie, The Lone Ranger. He also played Dan Dority in the acclaimed HBO series, Deadwood.

The Last of Us is genre-defining experience blending survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague. Cities are abandoned and being reclaimed by nature. Remaining survivors are killing each other for food, weapons and whatever they can find. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a young teenage girl who’s braver and wiser beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.


Written by: Oly - Senior PR Manager


  1. #1 by Ajescent on July 14th, 2012 [ 3585 Points ]

    I think it’s time I imposed a media ban on this game, don’t want to spoil it.

  2. #2 by Eddie on July 14th, 2012 [ 44542 Points ]

    ..can…not…wait…

  3. #3 by Jay on July 14th, 2012 [ 83111 Points ]

    From the looks of it, all you need to survive a zombie outbreak is a beard. I am prepared.

  4. #4 by tedrabear on July 14th, 2012 [ 146 Points ]

    Close to truth Jay, as a matter of fact a beard is fundamental to surviving any apocalyptic event. The only acception to this rule is if you are Woody Harrelson.

  5. #5 by Clint on July 15th, 2012 [ 64797 Points ]

    One thing this trailer showed me was what some of the gameplay would be like. It seems Bill is sending you on a fetch quest to get parts. Which is totally fine when it’s a quest that makes sense to the story. It’s not like he’s sending you out to find something completely random so he can then give you the keys i.e. any fetch quest in Dead Island XD

    I’m really excited for this game, I can’t wait.

  6. #6 by wolfkin on July 15th, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    @jcmdaddy actually what it showed you was the quest structure. The gameplay itself is still mostly unknown. Though to be fair they DID actually show gameplay last time (was that at E3?)

    Again though this is a snippet of the movie. Sounds like it’s gonna be a good one. Break out the popcorn.

  7. #7 by Clint on July 15th, 2012 [ 64797 Points ]

    @Wolfkin that’s what I meant.

  8. #8 by hobbes on July 17th, 2012 [ 30466 Points ]

    game looks so good


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