A brand new trailer for one of the most anticipated upcoming video games, The Last of Us Part II, was released today as part of a PlayStation State of Play event.
But perhaps even more exciting than getting a new trailer, is that the long, long-awaited release date has also been revealed. It’s been over six years now since the all-time great first game came into our lives, devastated us, thrilled us, changed us. It’s been nearly three years since the sequel was first confirmed. Two years have now passed since we got our second peek at the game. And it’s been over a year since we saw the first gameplay, which was our last look at the game.
Click on over to the other side for the new trailer and release date.
The game’s director at developer Naughty Dog, Neil Druckmann, offered these words along with the release date:
Thank you for being patient with us. Very patient. Even though we’ve been eager to share more about The Last of Us Part II and tell you its release date, we wanted to wait until we were close to wrapping up production and we were confident in the date itself. We have a bunch of new stuff to share with you today… starting with the fact that on February 21, 2020 the Last of Us Part II can finally be in your hands.
We began working on this game over five years ago. It’s hard to describe the immense pressure of following up the first game. We know how much you love this world and its characters — especially Ellie and Joel. Believe me, we’re fans as well. We love them. Which is why we spent years crafting a game that we feel will do them justice, telling a nuanced story that deals with the core question: how far would you go to exact justice against the people that hurt the ones you love? It’s a highly emotional story with complex themes that befit the world of The Last of Us. What we realized pretty early on is that we were putting together Naughty Dog’s most ambitious and longest game in our 35 year history. To tell this kind of story the game needed to be massive. Without spoiling too much, at the top of this post you can watch the brand-new trailer that we debuted earlier today on State of Play, which just scratches the surface of what the game has in store.
You are now months away from playing The Last of Us Part II. Your love for our games inspires and fuels us as we work hard and deliver an experience worthy of our fans. We are extremely proud of the game we’re crafting and cannot wait to share it with y’all.
Until then, endure and survive!
Druckmann also shared details on some of the different editions of the game that will be available. You can head over to the PlayStation Blog for that info along with images of what comes with those additions.
Watch the all-new trailer for the The Last of Us Part II, launching on PlayStation 4 on February, 21, 2020.
Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.
When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.