THE LAST OF US PART II
The first LAST OF US is considered one of the masterpieces of the PS3 era and one of the greatest games of all time. So naturally there’s a fair bit of anxiety regarding its sequel, which has been in development for the better part of the decade. Developed by Naughty Dog, the company behind the masterful UNCHARTED series, LAST OF US PART II picks up years after the first one finished. Ellie is now a grown woman, still haunted by her journey with Joel; her surrogate father and potential villain. As tragedy strikes the small town she’s settled in, Ellie sets off on a quest for revenge deep into the dangerous wilds of the abandoned heartlands.
Based on the early trailers and gameplay footage, LAST OF US PART II looks to continue the Naughty Dog tradition of stellar writing and acting in video games. Returning actors Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker pick up their parts as Ellie and Joel and it will be a wild, heartbreaking ride to see where their story goes next.
Switching it up from the previous game, players now fully control Ellie instead of Joel, making it only the second time Naughty Dog has featured a female protagonist in their games. The previous one being the UNCHARTED spin-off LOST LEGACY. Once again players must use stealth to make their way through hostile landscapes, as the infected monsters plaguing the world can essentially kill you with a single hit.
The dystopian future is upon us June 19, exclusively on PS4.