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Set five years after the events of the original game, the sequel sees players take control of Ellie, who was a secondary playable character in The Last of Us.
Following a period of relative stability in the 19-year-old’s life, during which she’s forged meaningful new relationships, her world is shaken by a violent act that sparks a brutal revenge mission.
“As Ellie pursues vengeance after a traumatic event, she must confront the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions,” according to the official blurb.
Following two delays, The Last of Us Part 2 release date is set for June 19.
In related news, Naughty Dog vice president and game director Neil Druckmann has apologised for failing to credit Lotte Kestner, the cover artist who inspired Ellie’s rendition of New Order’s True Faith in a Last of Us Part 2 TV commercial.
“Due to an oversight on our end, she wasn’t credited as intended,” he said. “Our deep apologies — we are rectifying this ASAP. We hope that @lottekestner receives the recognition she deserves.”
Druckmann recently commented further on the pre-release leaks which revealed significant Last of Us Part 2 details in late April, insisting they only tell part of the story. “The ending is not out there” and there’s plenty of false information being spread about the game online, he said.
According to a recent GQ feature, The Last of Us Part 2 clocks in at 25-30 hours long. Druckmann told the publication that his next title could be The Last of Us Part 3 or a new intellectual property.