The cover of The Last of Us could have been very different, sadly

The Last of Us is one of the most important games of recent years, although curiosities and details continue to emerge about the first chapter of the Naughty series Dog: now, in fact, it is the turn of a peculiarity linked to the official cover of the game .

The adventure of Ellie and Joel (which you can find on Amazon at a very attractive price) could have had a very different cover from what was seen in the final version.

While some have dabbled in customizing The Last of Us ‘s gorgeous game menus, other fans have discovered this detail that many may have missed.

As reported via Reddit , the developers would have “refused” to move Ellie to the back cover of The Last of Us .

VG247 (via Destructoid ) spoke some time ago with Ashley Johnson (Ellie) and creative director Neil Druckmann , asking them why they are there so few female characters portrayed in the the box art of video games .

«I have a feeling they don’t put women on the covers because they’re afraid they won’t sell » , Johnson explained.

“I don’t want to be sexist in any way, but I have a feeling, in general, that you think games won’t sell as well with a woman on the cover as they do with a badass dude on the front.”

And again, Druckmann then added: “I think it’s a wrong idea to think that if you put a girl or a woman on the cover, the game will sell less. I have participated in discussions where we were specifically asked to put Ellie on the back cover, but everyone at Naughty Dog flatly refused “.

Just below, the “first” version of the American cover of the game with Joel in the foreground, flanked by the European final which instead shows the couple of protagonists .

Fortunately, it was decided to give space not only to the male protagonist of the game, but also and above all to the girl who over time would become the symbolic character of the franchise .

Staying on the subject, have you also read that – according to some rumors – the release of The Last of Us Part III may not be so far away?

But that’s not all: someone recently recreated “that” scene from The Last of Us Part II in such a realistic way that even Neil Druckmann was surprised.

Finally, the PlayStation software house is working on a possible remake of the first episode, which would accompany the release of the TV series produced by HBO.

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