If you have any sense of major milestones in pop culture over the past decade, you would be aware of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. The highly-anticipated sequel to the game, which comes seven years after its predecessor was originally released, has been unveiled today, to the delight of gamers everywhere.
If you were first in line for the gorgeous, post-apocalyptic masterpiece, you may have missed Tash Sultana’s special welcome of the series’ next instalment. The Aussie musician has partnered with PlayStation to mark the occasion with a special rendition of ‘Through The Valley’. The track represents an iconic moment for PlayStation fans, soundtracking The Last of Us Part II’s reveal trailer from 2016.
Director of Marketing at Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia, Patrick Laganda, commented on the success of the track, describing it as a #1 hit in several markets as a result of being featured in the teaser clip. He added that “recreating this with a phenomenal Aussie talent like Tash Sultana truly creates a special Australian moment to mark the launch of one of our biggest titles for PS4.” It looks to be one of the last major releases for this generation, with announcements about the PlayStation 5 coming thick and fast, cementing the longstanding expectation that the new console will be out later in 2020.
The artist herself, Tash Sultana, described being “completely honoured to be asked to do something like this.” “This is the first time I’ve done a collab like this. Usually it’s kinda just like writing sessions with other musos but this is for a game and it’s different as it’s not my usual style to venture into”.
“I can’t wait to see it in the game world.” The Last of Us Part II is out now and we’re playing it, so don’t talk to us.