The Last of Us Remastered Presentation Moves Sony Marketing Manager to Tears (Mild Spoilers)

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 18, 2014

The Last of Us can be a quite moving game, especially if the right scene matches up with your personal situation, and that’s what happened to Sony Asia Marketing and Product Planning Manager Naito Arata, as he explained today on Twitter.

Be wary of mild spoilers before reading further. The scene described above happens very early in the game, and was already kind of spoiled by the new trailers, but you’ve been warned.

So… I did a presentation today. About The Last of Us Remastered. Instead of powerpoint I decided to play a movie scene from the game. #tlou

I picked the intro movie where Sarah dies. Bad choice. My baby girl was born just yesterday. Watching the scene I fucking choked… #tlou

I choked in front of everyone. I had to do the rest of my presentation with shaking voice and watery eyes. That was embarrassing. #tlou

But more than anything, I’m thankful for the great work done by Naughty Dog! #tlou

Game Director Bruce Straley actually responded:

ARATASAAAAAAN!! Dude. Congratulations on your new baby! And sorry to make you cry!! Haha! : ))

And we definitely join Straley in his congratulations. Incidentally, our Editor in Chief Yaris had his own baby yesterday as well.

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Arata-san might actually manage to do us a favor: after reporting on the laser-etched PS4 bundles announced today in Japan, I told him that western fans would like to put their hands on those as well, and he responded that he’d prod Sony on that for us.

That PS4 engraving is only available at SONY store in Japan I heard…I’ll tell them maybe there is a good business chance there : )

Hopefully he’ll manage to persuade the hardware folks at Sony that there’s a market for those here in the west. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who would enjoy them.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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