Yes, one of many biggest video games of the earlier console era is getting a sequel. Fans hoped that Naughty Dog would possibly discover a strategy to return to the world of The Last of Us, however the nature of the unique recreation’s ending left some to take a position that the builders had stated all there was to say in regards to the journey of Ellie and Joel.
It’s not totally clear precisely what the story shall be this time round, however the ominous and fearful tone of Ellie’s looming threats recommend that this shall be a narrative of revenge. The recipient of stated revenge appears to be pretty apparent primarily based on context clues within the trailer, however within the curiosity of not utterly outlining the ending of the unique recreation, we is not going to speculate on their identification right here.
Speculation is all we now have because it considerations the discharge date for The Last of Us Part II, nevertheless. It seems that the sport continues to be very a lot in improvement, which implies you should not hope to see it earlier than late subsequent 12 months on the earliest. Neil Druckman, the title’s artistic director, took to the PlayStation Blog to make clear that the eventual launch of the sport could possibly be “a ways off,” and to guarantee followers that Naughty Dog is simply making a sequel to this recreation as a result of they really feel they’ve a brand new story that’s value telling.
Well, we’re bought. Here’s the whole lot we find out about The Last of Us Part II:
The Last of Us Part 2 Release Date
The Last of Us 2 would not have a launch date as of but. We count on Sony to disclose that info at E3 2018.
The Last of Us Part 2 Trailer
At the Sony E3 2018 convention, we have been handled to an excellent and extremely cinematic – additionally presumably very scripted – gameplay sequence from The Last of Us Part 2. Check it out now.
Here’s one other trailer:
Next, feast your eyes on the reveal trailer for The Last of Us Part II:
The Last of Us Part 2 Story
At PSX 2016, Naughty Dog director and author Neil Druckmann shared the primary bits of Last of Us Part 2 story particulars, together with what the main focus shall be within the sequel. Druckmann revealed that Ellie is the star of this installment and that the sport takes place a number of years after the unique. Ellie is 19-years-old in The Last of Us Part 2.
Druckmann talked a bit in regards to the tone and course of the sequel’s story, saying that whereas the unique was a narrative about love, “[Part 2] is about hate.” He additionally confirmed that this recreation will solely proceed the story of Ellie and Joel as a substitute of leaping to different characters.
It seems to be like The Last of Us Part 2 can have a few connections with Westworld. It’s been revealed that Halley Gross, a author on the present, shall be co-writing the sport’s story with Neil Druckmann, who wrote the primary recreation.
Additionally, Westword actress Shannon Woodward can have a task within the recreation. No particulars on her character have been revealed. Her casting was revealed in a tweet:
It’s additionally been revealed that Bruce Straley, who directed the primary recreation, is not going to return for the sequel. Instead, Druckmann shall be directing the sport.
The Last of Us Part 2 Music
Writer/director Neil Druckmann confirmed that Gustavo Santaolalla, the composer of The Last of Us‘ fantastic rating, may also create the music for the sequel.
The Last of Us Part 2 Poster
In celebration of Outbreak Day – the day in The Last of Us when the world fell aside – Naughty Dog has launched some promotional supplies and free objects associated to the sport. You can learn a full breakdown of the announcement (which incorporates info concerning a brand new The Last of Us t-shirt and PS4 theme) through this PlayStation weblog publish.
However, there’s one Outbreak Day launch we do have to focus on. The positive of us at Mondo have teamed up with Naughty Dog and artist Kevin Tong to launch a brand new poster that appears to be associated to The Last of Us Part 2. It’s a reasonably gorgeous design that serves as a callback to the earlier Mondo The Last of Us poster and an efficient teaser.
You should buy the poster from Mondo’s web site beginning at this time.
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