The Last of Us Delayed to June 14th

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Feb 14, 2013 09:29 AM EST

Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckman announced that The Last of Us has been delayed, via a post on the PlayStation Blog

The delay, pushing the game's release from May 7th to June 14th, comes after both Best Buy and Walmart changed their release dates for the game and informing pre-order customers the change, who immeadiately crossed their fingers hoping developer Naughty Dog would prove retailers wrong.

Druckman says the delay was the result of the team's desire to polish up the game before finally releasing it. As Druckman puts is, the team "came to the tough decision that the game deserved a few extra weeks to ensure every detail of The Last of Us was up to Naughty Dog's internal high standards."  Druckman added that "while nobody likes delays," but assured fans they they "will be rewarded" with a better game.

Developed by Uncharted's Naughty Dog, The Last of Us takes 14 year old Ellie and "ruthless" survivor Joel through a post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh (and a few other spots) that's been overtaken by nature with scant bits of civilization left. What's the source of humanity's downfall? Fungus, and it's no Princess Toadstool.

A PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last of Us will be available June 14th, 2013.

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