- August 1, 2023
The Last of Us games are renowned for their stunning graphics and captivating narratives. Unfortunately, Nintendo’s aging Switch console cannot officially support such a blockbuster title. However, fear not! A new game called “The Last Hope – Dead Zone Survival” has arrived on the eShop, and boy does it remind us of our favorite potty-mouthed teen alongside her newfound surrogate father. Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic series.
Released on June 30, The Last Hope – Dead Zone Survival is a third-person action game set in a future ravaged by a deadly zombie outbreak. Players assume the role of Brian Lee, a man sent from an undisclosed government agency to investigate the cause of the outbreak. Along the way, Brian encounters a young girl who strongly resembles Ellie from The Last of Us, both in appearance and attire. However, their story and dynamics differ in unique ways.
Similarities to The Last of Us:
Beyond sharing similar names, characters, and zombie-infested worlds, The Last Hope’s developers at V.G. Games clearly drew inspiration from The Last of Us. A mere glimpse at the game’s official digital cover reveals the influence Naughty Dog’s series had on this Switch title.
Features and Atmosphere:
The Last Hope boasts an immersive atmosphere, thanks to its detailed visuals, eerie sound design, and gripping storyline. Experience intense gameplay while being drawn into this suspenseful world.
Availability and Pricing:
As of July 5, The Last Hope has yet to launch in North America. Currently, it is exclusively available on the UK Nintendo eShop. The game is priced at £0.99, down from its regular price of 9 pounds. At such an affordable price, it’s tempting to give it a try. Alternatively, you may opt to enjoy The Last of Us TV show for a similar post-apocalyptic experience.
For Switch owners seeking a budget-friendly alternative to The Last of Us, The Last Hope – Dead Zone Survival offers an intriguing option. Although it bears a resemblance to Naughty Dog’s masterpiece, it incorporates unique elements to provide its own distinct experience. Give it a go and embark on a thrilling journey through a zombie-infested world.
Check Out an Official Trailer for the game below (Credits: V.G. Games)