The Last of Us VGAs story trailer

Naughty Dog’s latest game The Last of Us had a big showing at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards over the weekend, with the premiere of a brand new trailer showcasing unseen characters and footage.

Unlike typical survival games, Naughty Dog has focused on flexing out the character devolpment through interactions and relationships. Driven by their award-winning storytelling, performance capture suite and high production values, the The Last of Us has become one of 2013’s most anticipated games.

The story follows Joel, a ruthless survivor who is hired to smuggle a 14-year-old girl called Ellie out of a quarantine zone. This will take them across the United States where they will encounter danger at every turn. Players will take part in an epic story of survival where the depths of humanity is explored and pushed to breaking point.

Earlier today Naughty Dog confirmed that the game will feature a multiplayer component, and unveiled the official boxart. Check out the trailer below. The Last of Us us due out on May 7, 2013.