Naughty Dog's highly-anticipated survival game The Last of Us has already set a date for May 7. Despite that, and with no official word from Naughty Dog or Sony, a set of retailers all seem to agree that the game is now set for June 18 instead.
Best Buy and Walmart now show the game's release date as June 18. GameStop still lists the Pandemic Edition for its regular date, but shows the Standard and Survival Editions for June 18, which could be chalked up to simply not updating each of the pages yet. This goes hand-in-hand with a tweet (via VG247) from a Best Buy customer who claimed to have received notice that his pre-order was delayed. VG Revolution has a scan of the delay e-mail, for any skeptics.
This would be a heck of a lot of smoke for no fire, but it's strictly a rumor until we hear official word. Shacknews has contacted Sony, and will update as more information becomes available.
Steve Watts posted a new article, Retail sites suggest The Last of Us delayed to June 18.
The Last of Us appears to be delayed, judging by several retail sites that have all changed the game's date to June 18.
June 18 is my birthday.
The Last of Us being delayed til then would NOT be a good birthday present ;)