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The Last of Us release date delayed

Pushed to June to ensure "Naughty Dog's internal high standards"

Naughty Dog's highly-anticipated PS3 exclusive The Last of Us has been delayed by a month, PlayStation has confirmed.

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The corporation told CVG that the game, originally scheduled for a worldwide release date of May 7, will now launch across retail from June 14.

"As a team we pride ourselves on setting a very high quality bar for every aspect of our games - gameplay, story, art, design, technology and more," said California based developer Naughty Dog.

"We want to make sure The Last of Us raises that bar even further - for ourselves, and most importantly, for our fans."

The delay was first tipped when major US retailers GameStop and Best Buy both changed listings for the PS3 exclusive to release on Tuesday June 18. One Best Buy pre-order customer also claimed to have received an email informing them of a delay to the game.

Earlier this month a fresh gameplay demo for press yielded new info on the studio's first post-Uncharted title, as well as new The Last of Us screenshots.

As previously reported, each copy of March release God of War: Ascension will include access to a The Last of Us demo, providing an early taster of one chapter from Naughty Dog's game.

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