The Last of Us consisted of the rough-around-the-edges Joel escorting the young Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States, battling not only zombie-like creatures but human enemies too. It was one of the most critically-acclaimed games released on the PlayStation 3, and won over 240 “Game of the Year” awards along with a host of others. In fact, it was so popular that it was remastered and re-released for the PlayStation 4.
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When is The Last of Us 2 coming out?
Developer Naughty Dog confirmed at PSX (and in this blog post) that the sequel is in production. It's obviously early days, but the rumours are that the game will launch in 2018.
It has been more than a year since rumours about the sequel were 'confirmed' by voice actor Nolan North. The rumour mill wound down as developer Naughty Dog was busy developing Uncharted 4. But back in the summer in a livestream where some of the crew discussed The Last of Us, animator Josh Scherr did an accidental-on-purpose Freudian slip by writing, "All the facial animation in the Uncharted series was led up by Eric, here . . . and [on] the first The Last of Us. Uh, did I say the first The Last of Us?"
You can pre-order the game from Amazon for £44.99. It's a PS4 exclusive, so you'll need to own one if you want to play the game.
What's the game about?
In the trailer at the top of this page very little is given away. An adult Ellie - dripping with blood and with a bruised and bloodied hand sits next to a corpse playing a soulful tune on the guitar, interspersing sections from Psalm 23 with her own lyrics, saying she can't be on the side of the right because she's wrong.
Joel appears and asks if she will go through with her plan and she responds with, "I'm gonna find and I'm gonna kill every last one of them."
The Last of Us 2: Videos
Here we'll collect all the Last of Us 2 trailers and videos.
Nolan North 'confirmed' The Last of Us 2 is currently in production at Metrocon 2015 (around the 1:06:25 mark):
We also got a look at The Last Of Us Part 2 at Paris Games Week 2017, though the graphic video gave away little and featured none of the main characters. Some suggest the woman hanged in the tree could be Ellie's mum. Be warned: it's difficult to watch.
In its description Naughty Dog simply said: "At its core, The Last of Us Part II is still very much about Ellie and Joel, but for this reveal, we wanted to showcase several new characters that are integral to their next journey. We’re sure you have many questions after watching this scene. We’re also pretty sure that we’re going to see all sorts of theories about whom these characters are, where and when this scene takes place, and how all of this fits into Ellie and Joel’s next story. For now we’re keeping mum, but we’re excited to see what y’all make of this piece of the puzzle."