News culture The Last of Us: HBO Series Reveals New Pictures, Biological Infection Spotlight
The epidemic is a topic at the center of the universe of The Last of Us: in fact, it’s the hard core of it. New photos taken on a plate allow a first rendition of the famous mushrooms introduced in video games …
Little reminder of the facts. The world of The Last of Us, utterly dystopian, takes place in a universe devastated by a terrible epidemic of a fungus called Cordyceps. If you haven’t played video games before, this one may not ring and yet it actually exists and is even fascinating: As a terrifying parasite, it can actually attack insects, devour them from the inside, and even manage to take control of its host, which is completely insane.
A true horror movie pitch that Naughty Dog cheerfully used, envisioning a version of the mushroom that would have adapted to humans rather than just being extremely contagious. This is the basis of The Last of Us: the Cordyceps, that ultimate biological evil that has decimated the population and entrenched the factions to the limits of their humanity … well beyond.
First appearance by Cordyceps in the series The Last of Us
Now that you know what Cordyceps is, we can move on: new photos taken at one of the locations of The Last of Us finally reveal what the mushroom looks like on the HBO series. From what we can see, the build up of infectious material seems very faithful to what we can tell apart on PlayStation, spreading to the walls and taking on a bloody, vegetable … and deeply repugnant rendering.
From now on we are waiting for a visual about the infected who made so many players tremble through the two opus of the video game saga. Again, with multiple types of enemies and specific characteristics, the task can be complicated, especially when it comes to sounds. A flap can be seen from afar (and luckily).
The Last of Us series doesn’t have a specific release date or trailer yet, but we will keep our fingers crossed for specific news soon.
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By Max_Cagnard, Journalist igamesnews.com