Stunning I Am Legend-style 'The Last of Us' debut trailer dazzles at 2011 Video Game Awards 10 years ago

Stunning I Am Legend-style 'The Last of Us' debut trailer dazzles at 2011 Video Game Awards

Though The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim deservedly walked away with this year's Game of the Year gong at the 2011 Video Game Awards, it was a debut title that stole the show.

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On a night that featured debut trailers for a host of new titles, such as Gears of War developers Epic Games' zombie-themed Fornite, gamers everywhere appear to be talking of only one thing this morning following last night's awards: The Last of Us.

Coming from the same team as the stunning Sony exclusive series Uncharted, developers Naughty Dog brought the house down with a two-minute cut-scene that they claim was running on a Playstation 3 console.

The trailer itself showcases what appear to be zombies (yes, the zombie trend is unstoppable right now), a seemingly fortified safehouse and city overgrowth that recalls Will Smith's Manhattan from I Am Legend. As we're sure you'll agree, those are three pretty good ingredients for an effective video game trailer.

Although plot details are thin on the ground, the game's protaganists appear to be a grizzled male character (voiced by Uncharted hero Nathan Drake's voice actor Nolan North) and an Ellen Page dead ringer, who even appears to be named 'Ellie'.

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No further details of The Last of Us have been revealed but we'd stake a claim on the game being released in time for Christmas 2012. Enjoy the trailer above.