Sony held their PlayStation Experience event today, where plenty of trailers and gameplay previews for new and upcoming titles were shared.
But there had been whispers that a sequel to a little game called The Last of Us might be making an appearance. To close out the show, these whispers became a reality with a phenomenal cinematic reveal trailer for The Last of Us Part II. And yes, it includes some familiar faces.
You can check it out below!
Creative Director Neil Druckmann had a few words to say about the big announcement over at the PlayStation Blog as well:
Let’s cut to the chase: the sequel to The Last of Us is happening, and it’s called The Last of Us Part II.
I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to finally be able to say that Ellie and Joel are back for another intense, harrowing, and emotional adventure. Like many of you, we have a deep love for the world of The Last of Us and its characters, and while a sequel may have seemed like a foregone conclusion, that wasn’t the case. We knew that it needed to be a story worth telling and, perhaps more importantly, a story worthy of Joel and Ellie. After spending years on different ideas (and almost giving up), we finally uncovered a story that felt special—a story that evolved into an epic journey.
It’s still early days for the project—the game’s release is a ways off—but we couldn’t wait any longer to give you a glimpse of what’s to come. We’re going to let the trailer (coming soon to this post) speak for itself, but expect more information about The Last of Us Part II in the coming months.
In the meantime, if you’re at PlayStation Experience today or watching the livestream from home, don’t miss our panel at 2:00pm PT where I’ll be joined by Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker to talk about the reveal. Keep an eye on Naughty Dog’s channels to see more of what we’re up to this weekend.