Holy. Fucking. Shit. That came out of nowhere… sort of. Hello there, guys. I wasn’t really planning on making this post, because I didn’t know that this would even be announced. But here it is… so let’s talk about it!
So at PSX (A convention for Playstation) they officially announced “The Last of Us Part II”. For those who don’t know, this is a sequel (duh) to the very popular “The Last of Us”, an action-horror-drama video game from 2013. The game was about Joel (Troy Baker) transporting a young girl named Ellie (Ashley Johnson) across post-apocalyptic America because she’s special for a reason that I will not get into. I honestly didn’t play the game until earlier this year and I have to say that it is one of the best games I’ve ever experienced, with it’s incredible story/characters, terrific voice acting, great music, and absolutely astonishing graphics (especially the PS4 remaster). If you haven’t ever played “The Last of Us”, I suggest you pick it up because it is amazing. So I of course got excited when this announcement came about an hour(ish) ago. Sure, I have some slight reservations because of story and if they can make something that doesn’t disappoint since the first one is so incredible. But I digress. I guess this trailer gives you slight spoilers in the sense that it kind of reveals the fate of our heroes. So… go play the game, damn you. Anyone else that is still here, let’s talk about it.
So we open on a beautiful forest, then cut around a bit to some post-apocalyptic shit, and then to a shaky hand that starts playing a guitar. The hand of course belongs to Ellie who seems to be a bit older this time around. Elie plays a haunting tune that perfectly fits with this universe, then a man holding a revolver comes in and it turns out to be Joel! He asks what Ellie is doing (What are you doing, kiddo?). Then we get very brief dialog between them and it seems like there’s some revenge plot going on. And I’m motherfucking excited! We haven’t gotten an official release date yet, but it says that it’s in development (duh), so my guess is that we’ll see the game at some point in 2018.
So what are your thoughts? Are you excited for “The Last of Us Part II”? And are you a fan of the first game? Leave any and all thoughts in the comments.
Have a good one and enjoy the trailer!