The Last Of Us
A media kit and microsite for Sony’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece
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A game this huge needed an ultra-premium limited edition media kit. Ours was sent to recipients in 33 countries, and localised into 7 languages.
Using the game’s post-apocalyptic visual imagery, we reflected a stained and virus-ridden wasteland with our stark design. The box introduced the games main characters and revealed elements of gameplay through delivered assets. Additionally, subtle survival-esque connotations including a book of matches containing download codes and a cassette tape USB housing the game’s soundtrack scored by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla.
An online psychometric test microsite was developed with a leading psychologist. It invites consumers and press to test how well they’d adapt to the volatile surroundings suffered by protagonists Joel and Ellie. The results could be downloaded as a personalised infographic or shared with friends.
The second best-selling videogame of 2013 globally, The Last of Us racked up over 200 “Game of the Year” awards. In the words of IGN, “It isn’t only PlayStation 3’s best exclusive, it’s an outright masterpiece”. The media kit received widespread praise, from both the client and across videogame forums.