The Last Of Us is pretty bleak. Except for a few moments of comedic relief from Ellie, the spunky teen girl at the heart of its story, it’s constantly bearing down on players with either grave danger or depressing revelations. It’s nice to see that things weren’t so serious behind the scenes, though.
Today, Sony released a video that Naughty Dog, the game’s developer, shared at its recent Penny Arcade Expo panel. It shows a prank pulled on the game’s star, Troy Baker, that leads to a charming, silly alternate take on the game’s violent ending. Baker has become the video game acting world’s latest “it” guy—he also starred in BioShock Infinite and played The Joker in the next Batman game—but who knew he had these kind of chops? It still shows off a big chunk of the ending, so if you haven’t finished The Last Of Us and you’re sensitive about this sort of thing, you might want to skip it.