The Last of Us development series kicks off with a closer look at the Infected

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As The Last of Us’ release date draws ever closer Naughty Dog has released the first video in a development series which promises to explore key aspects of the game. According to the PlayStation Blog extended cuts of these videos will also be included on the game disc.

Episode 1 takes a look at how the game’s enemies – the Infected – were partially inspired by the parasitic fungus ‘ophiocordyceps unilateralis’ which preys on ants in the natural world. It took a while for Naughty Dog’s artists to come up with a unique design for the terror-inducing ‘Clickers’ who roam the game’s atmospheric environments but eventually the desired result was achieved.

Take a look below:

The Last of Us will be available on June 14th worldwide exclusively for PS3. Head over here for El33tonlineā€™s previous coverage of this highly anticipated survival horror.

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