Thanks to this year’s Paris Games Week, the newest trailer for PlayStation and Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us Part II is finally here, and it is brutal.
Unlike the first trailer revealed at last year’s PlayStation Experience, this new footage comes straight from an in-game cutscene and doesn’t feature any of the first game’s main protagonists. With Joel and Ellie are nowhere to be found in this trailer, we do get to meet a few new badass characters, including Emily Swallow’s character, who appears to be a zealot from what might be a new cult.
Neil Druckmann, the creator of The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II, has stated that:
At its core, The Last of Us is still very much about Ellie and Joel, but for this reveal, we wanted to showcase several new characters that are integral to their next journey. We’re sure you have many questions after watching this scene. We’re also pretty sure that we’re going to see all sorts of theories about whom these characters are, where and when this scene takes place, and how all of this fits into Ellie and Joel’s next story. For now we’re keeping mum, but we’re excited to see what y’all make of this piece of the puzzle. With all of Naughty Dog working on The Last of Us Part II, we’re making great headway into the project. From art, technology, gameplay, and story, this is by far our most ambitious game yet. You’re in for an intense, beautiful, harrowing, and emotionally moving ride. We’re extremely proud of the game we’re crafting and can’t wait to show you even more – and we promise you won’t have to wait as long for the next big reveal!
The sequel to the critically beloved The Last of Us will launch sometime in 2018, according to Naughty Dog. It will reunite original stars Joel and Ellie, who’s much older now.
The trailer can be watched below.