The Last of Us takes place in Pittsburgh, new screens show

The setting for The Last of Us has been confirmed by a new set of screenshots, one of which shows an iconic Pittsburgh bridge. Other details include combat and weapon degradation.

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The apocalyptic The Last of Us takes place at least partially in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A set of new screenshots and a few scant details shed a little more light on the game, which until now has been fairly mysterious.

Game Informer reports that the setting is confirmed by one shot with a yellow bridge in the background, and Pittsburgh loves yellow bridges. Given that the game is post-apocalyptic and inspired by The Road, it wouldn't surprise us to visit other locales.

The combat includes gunplay and melee attacks, not unlike a certain other Naughty Dog title. Weapons will also degrade with use, so you'll need to scavenge for new ones. Finally, Naughty Dog promises that Ellie won't need to be looked after. She's an AI character and you won't ever control her, but the developer is making a conscious effort to keep The Last of Us from becoming an escort mission.

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    February 3, 2012 6:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, The Last of Us takes place in Pittsburg, new screens show.

    The setting for The Last of Us has been confirmed by a new set of screenshots, one of which shows an iconic Pittsburgh bridge. Other details include combat and weapon degradation.

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      February 3, 2012 6:06 AM

      So you're saying this will happen at ragecon?

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      February 3, 2012 7:29 AM

      There's an "H" at the end of Pittsburgh. ;)

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      February 3, 2012 8:53 AM

      That would be cool if they travel to Philadelphia. I know that city well - it would be neat to see it in a game. Philly is like 300 miles away, though, so I doubt it.

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      February 3, 2012 11:57 AM

      Haha Sweet now i Have to get this game I live like 45mins from Pitt I go there all the time haha Always fun when I recognize RL locations in a game.

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        February 3, 2012 11:58 AM

        BTW The tall building in the backgroun with the yellow Bridge is Mellon Bank Building I think I recognize it anyways so Thats def Pitt

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      February 3, 2012 10:47 PM

      Looks great, but PS3 only... fail.

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      February 3, 2012 10:50 PM

      I love Pittsburgh, I know that city like the back of my hand, so this will be both surreal and awesome for me. Can't wait!

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      February 3, 2012 10:52 PM

      A post-apocalyptic game set in in Pittsburgh? How would you tell the difference between non-post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh?

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      February 4, 2012 3:33 AM

      Yay Pittsburgh! If I had a PS3 I'd pick this up just because.

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      February 4, 2012 4:02 PM

      Fort Pitt Bridge, Heinz, Steel building as I call it, and the BNY building if I remember correctly?

      In other news I'm grabbing this! Love games that take place in my home town!

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