The Last of Us Part II
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|The Last of Us Part II|
|Sony Interactive Entertainment|
|The Last of Us|
|Action-Adventure, Survival Horror|
Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language and Use of Drugs
|Neil Druckmann, Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau|
|Emilia Schatz and Richard Chambier|
|Neil Druckman and Halley Gross|
|International Release Date(s)|
May 29, 2020
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The Last of Us Part II is the upcoming sequel to The Last of Us, developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. Initially scheduled to release on February 21, 2020, it was later delayed to May 29 before being postponed indefinitely in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The game follows a 19-year-old Ellie as she seeks vengeance against the Seraphite cult.
According to director Neil Druckmann, the game centers around hate and the cycle of violence.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The Last of Us Part II is an action-adventure survival horror game set in a post-apocalyptic United States, with Ellie serving as the sole playable character. Similarly to Joel in the previous game, Ellie uses a combination of firearms, improvised weapons, and stealth against hostile human factions and the Infected (humans warped into feral creatures by a mutated Cordyceps fungal infection). By collecting resources from the environment, Ellie can upgrade skills via a skill tree, which are separated into Survival, Crafting, and Stealth categories. Ellie can also use "Listen Mode" to improve her spatial awareness, allowing the player to see outlines of enemies behind walls.
Ellie's youth grants her greater mobility and agility than Joel: she is able to squeeze through gaps, crawl in prone, and jump further. Listen Mode is upgraded, giving Ellie the ability to determine whether an enemy has spotted her. Enemy AI has also improved: Human enemies factions now include guard dogs, which can track Ellie through smell. A new class of Infected, referred to as "Shamblers" is included, which will attempt to charge humans and explode upon death.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Five years after the events of the previous game, Joel and Ellie now live in a survivor settlement in Jackson County, Wyoming, where they live in relative peace. Ellie now works with the settlement's border patrol, and is developing a budding romance with a girl named Dina.
Following a traumatic event, Ellie sets out against those responsible. In her quest for vengeance, she must deal both with her hate and the consequences of her choices.
Development[edit | edit source]
Development of The Last of Us Part II began in 2014, following the release of The Last of Us Remastered.