Naughty Dog has just unveiled what’s probably going to be the last trailer for The Last of Us Part 2. In case you missed it, check it out below!
This is the first time we’re seeing so much of Joel, and it looks as though we could be getting some flashback scenes to bridge the gap between the first game and the second. The trailer shows a Joel much younger than the one shown in previous trailers, and Ellie is spotted in her attire from the first game.
The Last of Us Part 2 is set five years after the first game, and focuses on the revenge mission of now-19-year-old, Ellie Williams (yes, that is her canon surname).
The new trailer also delves a little more deeply into the revenge Ellie seeks. At this moment, it’s speculated that her mission revolves around her lover, Dina, who likely faces some sort of demise at the hands of the gangs who now inhabit the post-apocalyptic world.
This trailer also focuses a lot of more on the people in the game as opposed to the big threat of the first title – the zombie-like creatures who are infected with the Cordyceps virus.
The first game, which originally launched for PlayStaton 3 back in 2013, was definitely a human story at heart despite its horror elements. It seems as though Part 2 is looking to expand on that.
That being said, this is looking like Naughty Dog’s most gruesome and visceral story to date. The game trailer shows off a lot of violence and gore, mostly targeted at gang members and people, as opposed to the spooky-spooks and infected.
In case you missed it, the game’s official description reads as follows: “Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.
“When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.”
The Last of Us Part 2 releases exclusively on PlayStation 4, June 19, 2020.
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