Turns out The Last of Us wasn’t the last of it
You read that right: The Last of Us two is at development, and on its own Way in the coming year. The launch date isn’t quite trapped though Gamescom 2019 could correct that for us — but there’s still plenty of rumors about whether it may property, covered in the article below.
As Endings go, The Last of Us was pretty conclusive. But as it turns out, that has not stopped The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog from cranking out a sequel in the form of The Last of Us 2 — or, The Last of Us Part II if we are utilizing its proper name.
Considering that the first game was hailed by critics and players alike As a masterpiece with excellent, emotional storytelling and engaging, thoughtful characters, we must admit that the decision to release a follow-up is not particularly shocking. We would probably have been surprised if there wasn’t one. And when The Last of Us 2 was announced, we would be lying if we said our hearts didn’t skip a beat.
The Way The Last Of Us raised the bar for video game narratives
The Last of Us 2 was first announced by Naughty Dog at PlayStation Experience in 2016 along with a teaser trailer and also the final significant news fall around the match came at E3 2018. As we are now well into 2019, we are now hoping to hear an official release date daily now.
Plus it really could be any day – after Sony decided to bow out of E3 2019 It’s become increasingly difficult to forecast when news round the sport could drop. Regardless, as this season goes on it is looking increasingly possible that we will have to wait until late 2019 or maybe even 2020 before we combine Ellie in her new adventure.[Update: Troy Baker has been talking about The Last of Us Part two in Manchester Comic Con. Read on to find out exactly what he needed to say. ] Cut to the chase
What is it? The sequel to the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic game The Last of Us
When can I play with it? It’ll be a while from now, overdue 2019 or ancient 2020
What do I play with it on? PlayStation 4
The Last of Us 2 trailers
The Latest trailer we have for The Last of Us 2 has been shown during E3 2018. This trailer eventually gives us a look at Ellie in an intimate scene before cutting away to a number of the barbarous but stealth-based combat we can expect to see in the match when it’s launched.
The gameplay sequencegives Us a look at Ellie fighting for her existence from the wild. Success in a The fight appears to require the ideal balance between stealth and all out assault as damage appears to have a more realistic impact. Ellie can proceed quietly between areas, taking weapons from crafting and bodies, before bursting out and taking down her enemies. It’s another creature in several ways to the original The Final of Us but it appears that something to look forward to, using much more advanced enemies to challenge us and more complex gameplay to delight us.
Watch the gameplay for yourself below.
The Last of Us Part 2 had another trailer drop during PSX 2017. Throughout a panel it had been verified that the game will be set from the city of Seattle and the darker topics we know are coming were touched . You can watch the panel for yourself below:
Another trailer for the game was shown at Sony’s press conference Through the 2017 Paris Games Week. This trailer is around 5 minutes long, focusing on battles between the individual factions in the sport. It shows part 2 is going to have a really dark story, possibly even darker than the original, along with the trailer is quite harrowing to see.
Visually impressive though it is, do note that it’s gory before you see it for yourself below.
The very first look at The Last of Us two came with its statement in PlayStation Experience in 2016. Despite the fact that the match was early in development, the trailer showed a full (non-gameplay) scene that contains both Ellie and Joel. You can see it below:
The Last of Us 2 launch date
The Last of Us two has been in the works for some time but we are still Waiting for a definite release date. Considering Naughty Dog has undergone the awful side of promising a solid release date and missing it before, it is difficult to blame them for not committing prior to being prepared.
In an interview with Vorterix, The game’s composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, said that the game is going to launch in 2019. Naturally, this has not been verified so we would take it with a pinch of salt.
Making that 2019 release date seem less probable are the recent rumors Suggesting we won’t see The Last of Us two on shelves until early 2020, especially after another big PlayStation exclusive, Death Stranding, only had a November 2019 release date confirmed. It would be incredible to have two releases out of PlayStation that are this big during the holiday season but it’s unlikely.
Adding Fuel into the 2020 flame is a Between the Sheets interview with Ellie celebrity Ashely Johnson. When asked when the match will be published, Johnson seems to start to state”February”, which will tie up with all the rumored release date after Death Stranding took the end of 2019 release slots.
Obviously, Johnson didn’t actually get to Finish what she was saying and a lot can change between today and February 2020. We won’t know for sure until Naughty Dog makes it more official. You can see the interview with Johnson under (with that release moment being about the one hour and seven minutes markers ).
What we know so far
More from Troy Baker
The teasing for The Last of Us 2 continues at Manchester Comic-Con. Troy Baker, voice of Joel, has once more been speaking about the match and now he is said:
“There Is nothing about this particular game, nor the reveals, that has not been 100% carefully crafted and methodically curated. All I can tell you is that as much as you are clamoring for it, you are not ready.”
If That is true then the careful curation possibly extends to Baker’s excellent hyping here. What that tells us is that we are not going to hear anything about the game’s launch date till Sony and Naughty Dog desire us to and it might be a little while longer before we do.
Troy Baker losing some light
Things Have been a little quiet around The Last of Us Part II recently so Troy Baker, the voice of Joel, has generated some excitement only by mentioning the game. During Manchester Comic-Con, Baker was asked what could be anticipated from the sequel and was not capable to give away much. What he did say, however, was, “It’s hands down the toughest game that Naughty Dog has ever done for sure. It is far larger than I believed was going to be possible.” That is a pretty major statement to make and one guaranteed to depart fans salivating.
When it came to the release Date, though, Baker wasn’t able to earn any announcements. Not because he did not want to (though obviously and understandably he did not ) but because he and his fellow cast members do not understand the release date just yet. “Last time we announced, we slid,” he said,”And they do not need to do that again
Rumors of a delay
There was much enthusiasm on May 29 as a result of PlayStation exclusive Death Stranding Finally getting its launch date confirmed as November 8 2019. This has, however, had a ripple effect which is concerning lovers of The Last of Us 2.
With Death Stranding now slotted in as PlayStation’s big exclusive launch for the holiday period of 2019, it’s been rumored (by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier amongst others) that The Last of Us 2, also initially said to be looking at a late 2019 launch, will now be pushed into ancient 2020.
This Has not been confirmed by Naughty Dog or PlayStation, so it remains nothing more than a rumor at the moment. It’s also worth pointing out the Last of Us two hasn’t had a set-in-stone release date anyway.
However, an early 2020 release date for The Last of Us 2 doesn’t Seem hopeless at this point as PlayStation with two such enormous releases near together in the end of 2019 would be a surprise indeed.
A recent interview With Ellie actress, Ashley Johnson, has also added into those ancient 2020 rumors when asked by the interviewer once the game will release, she seems to start to state February. Yet, nothing was supported by Naughty Dog only yet so everything stands as rumor only in the same instant.
Into the final phases
News around The Last of Us 2 has been hotting up recently as the game inches closer towards conclusion. Naughty Dog has confirmed The last scene for the game was shot and the game’s co-director, Anthony Newman, has tweeted a recruitment telephone since the studio begins to”shut out” the game’s development.
As promising as these statements are, they do not show anything about whether or not we can expect to see The Last of Us two this season or next. No matter evolution has reached a critical point and though Sony will not be attending E3 2019, that does not mean it can not make some statements around the time of this series. In reality, recent rumors have indicated that we’ll observe some kind of news around this time. Hopefully we’ll see a confirmed launch date in the forthcoming months.
Mocap is underway
Matters Have been silent on the official news for The Last of Us two but we’ve been glad to find a few studio insiders and actors from the game posting images on social media, which show that the game’s movement capture is well underway. Actors Ashley Johnson and Shannon Woodward have both posted images of themselves sporting mocap suits. They did not give much away but the simple fact that Naughty Dog is so way to the motion capture process suggests we could at least be closer to hearing about a potential release date.
Troy Baker is impressed
The Last of Us two is still in the works, but we finally know that one of its direct crystal actors, Troy Baker, has had a comprehensive appearance and he believes the game is’amazing’. It’s not clear if Baker just watched some gameplay had the chance to go hands-free but based on GameRant he said during MCM Comic Con at Birmingham”It’s an excellent story. It is a fantastic game. We just completed a playtest. It’s looking awesome. I can’t for this to be on shelves.” Though we can not be certain where exactly in the development process it’s (during PSX, it had been stated that Naughty Dog had reached around the 50 to 60% indicate ) this playtest is an encouraging sign.
With Neil Druckmann was promoted to Vice President of Naughty Dog, The Last of Us 2 currently has two supported directors. Druckmann will, of course, still be heavily engaged with the creation of the match but it’s now being led up by Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau, both of whom were direct designers on Uncharted 4.
Although It had been no slouch in the gameplay department, it was the story told by The Last of Us that stuck with us for months later. Naturally Naughty Dog needed to give us some sort of clue about where the sequel would go.
At The second we know The Last of Us two will take place in the city of Seattle, five years after the end of the original game, using a 19 year old Ellie carrying the starring playable role. Joel will still appear in the match but if the teaser trailer is anything to go by, he could be a far more passive existence.
This Time about, Ellie is very angry about. . .something. By what we saw in the teaser trailer she wants revenge, which for her appears to be a dish best served mortal.
She does, after all, assure to “kill every last one of these.” It is not clear who”them” is however, it might signal the Fireflies, the very first game’s well-meaning but richly gray antagonists, will make a return. Anger, hate and revenge are going to be crucial themes this time around so expect to have an emotionally heavy ride.
From the trailer for the game shown at Paris Games Week at 2017, we have Check out how dark the match is likely to be. The trailer focuses on the opposing relationships between human characters in the sport and features several critically cringe-inducing violence.
It does not tell Us much about any new characters of the way they’ll relate to one another but it will confirm that we are going into a dark match universe in The Last of Us part two.
In a recent panel at PSX both Druckmann and Gross said that although The game’s story will be dark and there will be a focus on the subject of hate,”there’s hope” and there’ll be”lighthearted moments”
We Can’t pretend we are not relieved to hear this following the game’s controversial Paris Games Week trailer which, Druckmann said, was meant to underline the game’s exploration of this pursuit of justice.
Ellie Is one of the most refreshing and real characters we’ve seen in gaming so that it’s fascinating that Naughty Dog are likely to shoot her story further and put her at center point.
The creative manager of the sport, Neil Druckmann has stated That the story will be about Ellie and Joel’s relationship and though the story would be complementary to the story of the first match, it would be much bigger.
When asked at a PSX panel whether or not Joel or Ellie may perish, Druckmann responded that “no one is safe” highlighting that the game’s story really could go anywhere.
Hopes are particularly high for This larger story as it has been shown that among the writers of Westworld, Halley Gross, will be co-writing the game’s story. Having someone who is written scripts for such an incredibly popular and successful show should be a boon for the game’s story.
E3 2018 brought us our first proper look at the gameplay in The Last of Us Part 2. Given Ellie is now the major character that is playable, it had been expected that things could be a bit different from the first game and the presentation at the series made this fairly apparent.
Ellie will possess some moves similar to Joel but there are some items She’ll be able to perform that are completely different. For something she can leap – the brand new jump button should make the entire world of The Last of Us Part 2 more complicated and more enjoyable to traverse. It also has the capacity to make combat more interesting. Speaking of combat, Ellie doesn’t really throw punches as her first form of assault, she has a stealthy knife. Melee combat generally appears to provide a little more than the original match, with evasions and an environment which can help in addition to hinder your fighting.
Not merely has Ellie grown as a Character, the enemies she faces have grown and they’re more realistic than ever before. The Infected at The Last of Us Part 2 are far smarter and more responsive than their predecessors, which makes them a harder foe to face. AI has improved, allowing enemies to speak with one another and also to search for Ellie when she is hiding. Expect some moments to originate from this.