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We have been waiting for more than six years, but we could finally be rejoining Joel and Ellie in a post-apocalyptic adventure with The Last of Us Part 2.
Sony didn’t show up to E3 2019, but that hasn’t stopped gamers speculating on a release date of the sequel to one of the best-selling video games of all time.
The first game was a massive critical success and has gone on to inspire a bunch of other single-player adventures across all genres.
So what about this new game? Read on to find out everything we know about The Last of Us Part 2.
The Last of Us Part 2 release date: when is it coming out?
We are still all sat here waiting on the edge of our seats for an official release date, but we unfortunately don’t know anything concrete just yet.
Many are hoping for early 2020, but to be honest it could be anyone’s guess.
This game has been a long time in development, so the optimistic among you might be wishing for a 2019 release date.
In an interview with Vorterix, Gustavo Santaolalla, the game’s composer, said we will be seeing The Last of Us Part 2 this year, but Sony hasn’t confirmed this yet.
There were unconfirmed rumours that we will be seeing the game in February 2020, when Ashley Johnson (who plays Ellie) seemed to accidentally leak a release in that month.
This would match up with our thinking though, considering that we now know that Sony’s other massive single-player game, Death Stranding, got a November release date.
The Last of Us Part 2 trailer: how does it look?
The last time we heard from Sony and Naughty Dog, we got a brutally violent trailer that showed off some stealth, some kills, and some heart-wrenchingly intimate moments as Ellie explores her teenage emotions.
This trailer from E3 2018 stitches together a cutscene of Ellie having a party and experimenting with romantic feelings, with tight gameplay that has her savagely cutting down men while trying to remain undetected.
Ellie has grown up since the first game, and has developed her skills to become much more deadly, despite her size. She quickly takes down enemies, loots their bodies for resources, and crafts new weapons to keep herself alive and it looks thrilling.
We get some more ultra-violent action in the other trailers Sony has released since 2018, but we mostly get that this game is going to be much darker, and more haunting, as the themes turn towards human conflicts, both on a grand and interpersonal scale.