The Last of Us will release on May 7, 2013, Naughty Dog has announced.

The release date for Naughty Dog's new IP was revealed during a trailer shown at last night's VGAs, in which we see more of the ghoulish infected Joel and Ellie will have to face on their journey, and a few teasing shots of other survivors you'll meet along the way.

Take a look at the video below to check it out.

Of course, it's worth pointing out that May 7 is a Tuesday, so unless Sony is planning on a global release, expect a UK launch to follow a few days later.

The release date pins the game for release just weeks ahead of next year's E3 Expo, where many expect Sony to lift the lid on its next-generation PlayStation.

Will The Last of Us be PlayStation 3's last hurrah? Or will GTA 5 follow soon after? Expect more info on both in the months to come.

Source: GameTrailers