If one thing is clear, is that The Last of Us Part II was one of 2013’s top video games with its great story set in a post-apocalyptic world, and an unforgettable duo of protagonists. Actually, Texan smuggler Joel and little girl Ellie are some of the most memorable video game characters of the past console generation, while The Last of Us also had some truly great settings and pretty great gameplay, even if some have criticized the game’s high level of difficulty and slow pace at times.
But still, it’s clear The Last of Us is a bona fide video game classic like few others, so fans of Naughty Dog’s game were elated when the developer announced at this year’s PlayStation Experience event that The Last of Us Part II, a sequel to the 2013 hit, was now in the works for Sony’s PS4 console.
We still don’t know what to expect from this upcoming zombie game though, although it’s likely to feature the same grim post-apocalyptic setting as the earlier game, plus the original game’s protagonists Joel and Ellie will also be appearing in this sequel.
And the game’s reveal trailer also suggests that this sequel will be as gritty and violent as the original game, as we see Ellie (who’s now a grown-up woman) in a house playing a haunting song on her guitar, seemingly oblivious to the fact that she’s surrounded by bloody corpses… She later tells Joel that “I’m gonna find and I’m gonna kill every last one of them”.
This is something she will undoubtedly get to do, as Ellie looks likely to be the central character in this upcoming The Last of Us sequel, a refreshing change from the original game in which gamers mostly got to play as Joel (although the game’s superb DLC did let players take control of Ellie in a series of missions).
The Last of Us Part II is likely still a long way off, though, but taking into account Naughty Dog’s record it’s very likely this will be a worthy successor to the 2013 game when it hits the shelves sometime in the future.