The first trailer for Naughty Dog's The Last Of Us certainly made a splash. Despite featuring mindless, though speedy, zombie-like aggressors, its fresh take on the survival horror genre was warmly welcomed. We know a late-2012/early-2013 release is planned, but EB Games has gone a step further, supplying us with a more solid date.
The game's product page on the retailer's website states December 13, 2012, though the source of this date is unknown. Thin air, tea leaves, an Ouija board and a hat containing the remnants of a calendar are all possibilities. Or, someone's been in touch with Sony and managed to wring a tentative set of numbers from a product manager.
Regardless, it makes sense for December over January, to cash in on the Christmas crowd. I can only see it slipping to January (or later) if Naughty Dog needs additional polish time, or the likes of Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard or EA release a bigger money-stealing surprise around the same time.
The Last Of Us - PlayStation 3 - EB Games [EB Games, thanks Paul]