Though the announcement of PlayStation 4 launch titles is just around the corner, PlayStation 3 owners still have a lot to look forward to this year. Namely, huge titles such as God of War: Ascension and The Last of Us.
Sony knows, however, that not every fan of God of War is also a fan of Naughty Dog‘s (the developer of The Last of Us) Uncharted series. So, much like how the demo for Ascension was bundled into the Blu-Ray copies of the Total Recall remake, Naughty Dog today announced that copies of Ascension will come with access to a demo of The Last of Us.
Luckily for gamers, it doesn’t appear that Ascension will be the stinker that Total Recall was. Their peek at The Last of Us will come with a fully playable prequel to God of War.
The demo won’t be on-disc, though, and it also won’t be downloadable immediately when Ascension launches on March 12. Instead, gamers will find a The Last of Us listing on the main menu. Following it will lead to instructions on how to access the demo when it finally arrives.
For God of War fans who haven’t heard of The Last of Us, the game will follow the characters Joel and Ellie as they brave the ruins of civilization following some sort of pandemic. The game wowed crowds at last year’s Sony E3 presentation with its portrayal of brutal and realistic violence.