We already knew that Last of Us was going to deal with some gritty subject matter and we get a little taste of it in the new “Bill’s Safe House Trailer” that was unveiled at Comic-Con today. While there’s no gameplay, it does give some insight into the kind of situations we’ll face once we get our hands on the game next year. Here’s a bit of commentary from the Official Playstation Blog:
The masked man is a new character named Bill. Bill knows Joel somehow and he owes Joel a favor. What for? Well, we’re not talking about that yet but you’ll definitely be hearing more about Bill and what makes him tick in the months rolling up to launch. For starters, we also revealed that Bill is voiced by accomplished Hollywood actor W. Earl Brown, who has appeared in numerous movies including Vanilla Sky, Scream, There’s Something About Mary and the upcoming movie The Lone Ranger. He also played Dan Dority in the acclaimed HBO series, Deadwood. There will be much more information to come.