_bmUploads_2013-05-14_2388_ellie looking left

Recently I was lucky enough to interview Ashley Johnson (who plays Ellie) and Neil Druckmann (who is the Creative Director) on The Last of Us. This is the exclusive interview with Ashley.

Abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. A population decimated by a modern plague. Survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on.

Joel, a brutal survivor, and Ellie, a young teenage girl who’s braver and wiser beyond her years, must work together if they hope to survive their journey across the US.

In the interview we talk about the role of Ellie, what’s its like to do mocap, how Ashley got the role, and I even ask her about Avengers 2! And much more besides.

So over to Ashley (and Neil Druckmann joins in too):

Here is a gameplay preview to keep you going:

And here was the video I took of The Last of US Q&A session at Gamescom last year with Ashley and Troy:

Let us know what you think of the game by leaving a comment below.

The Last of Us will be released on the PlayStation 3 from Sony on June 14th 2013 so not long to wait now!

Our exclusive interview with Ashley will be up very soon.