The Last of Us Enemies Detailed, Stages of Infection Explained

The game has a lot of variety.

Posted By | On 17th, Feb. 2013 Under Article, News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

The Last of Us is an ambitious game from Naughty Dog, and we have some new details on the infection the enemies will show in the game.

Naughty Dog has revealed that you may not meet a standard type of infection in the game but as you keep on playing, you will encounter enemies who have different stages of infection with fungus growth on face and a lot more.

“Well, the Runners are Stage One, and the Clickers are Stage Three, so there’s at least one more hanging out in there,” Jacob Minkoff, Lead Creative Designer on the game, told CheatCC.

He also revealed some new information on the human enemies in the game.

“It’s an interesting element of contrast. When you have this pressure of this difficult world and these incredibly dangerous enemies, the infected who have destroyed civilization, how do people choose to survive in this world? What sort of civilizations do they try to build? Is it everyone grab something for themselves, survival of the fittest, like you saw in [the Pittsburg section of gameplay that was shown off at E3 last year]? Or is it people trying to rebuild society, and get a hydroelectric dam working, and get electricity again? You’ll see… this kind of rainbow of different ways humanity tries to survive in this world.”

He also revealed the amount of variety people can encounter in the game.

“The game has a lot of content. There’s a lot of variety in this game. We’re not ready to talk about other infected types, but you can rest assured that you will be going through many environments, meeting many different allies, and seeing all sorts of different enemies—not only different types of infected, but different enemy factions on the human side. Different people who have chosen to survive in this world in different ways.

“So far you’ve only seen the Hunters. You’ve still got the military, who run the quarantine zone. And, of course, they’re opposed by the faction of the Fireflies, the militia that we’re trying to smuggle Ellie to. And those aren’t the only factions; there are other factions.”

The game was delayed recently and releases on June 14th. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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