Game publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Naughty Dog has officially announced the release date of upcoming and most anticipated video game sequel The Last of Us Part II.
The Last of Us Part II new trailer
The publisher and developer have finally announced the
official release date of the upcoming sequel, which is on February 21, 2020. The
full game will launch exclusively on PlayStation 4 and the physical copy will
contain two Blu-ray discs.
The latest trailer revealed what Ellie’s motivation is
for her revenge against a certain group. It seems someone dear to her was just
murdered and now she is out for revenge. The last part also showed a surprising
reveal of a beloved character from the previous title. No spoilers here.
Check out the official details here on the special
editions with a message from Neil Druckmann:
Thank you for being patient with us. Very patient. Even
though we’ve been eager to share more about The Last of Us Part II and
tell you its release date, we wanted to wait until we were close to wrapping up
production and we were confident in the date itself. We have a bunch of new
stuff to share with you today… starting with the fact that on February 21, 2020
the Last of Us Part II can finally be in
We began working on this game over five years ago. It’s hard to describe
the immense pressure of following up the first game. We know how much you love
this world and its characters—especially Ellie and Joel. Believe me, we’re fans
as well. We love them. Which is why we spent years crafting a game that we feel
will do them justice, telling a nuanced story that deals with the core
question: how far would you go to exact justice against the people that hurt
the ones you love? It’s a highly emotional story with complex themes that befit
the world of The Last of Us. What we
realized pretty early on is that we were putting together Naughty Dog’s most
ambitious and longest game in our 35 year history. To tell this kind of story
the game needed to be massive. Without spoiling too much, at the top of this
post you can watch the brand-new trailer that we debuted earlier today on State
of Play, which just scratches the surface of what the game has in store.
Alongside the trailer, we’re thrilled to reveal the
various editions of the game, including The Last of Us Part II Standard
Edition, Special Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, Collector’s Edition, and
Ellie Edition. In collaboration with PlayStation, we worked hard to make sure
these versions would be truly special by including content and items drawn from
the game and its characters.
Let’s kick things off with the Collector’s Edition, which includes a
beautifully crafted 12” Ellie statue, a life-sized replica of Ellie’s bracelet,
a custom SteelBook case, 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse, a set of six
enamel pins, lithograph art print, and a set of five stickers. The Collector’s
Edition also comes with a voucher for digital content, including a PS4 dynamic
theme, a set of six PSN avatars, a digital soundtrack, and a digital version of
the mini art book.
The Ellie Edition gives you all of the contents of the
Collector’s Edition, plus a full-sized, fully functional recreation of Ellie’s
backpack, an embroidered patch, and a 7-inch vinyl record featuring music from
the original soundtrack. We’ll also have a Special Edition version that
features the custom SteelBook case and all of the digital content found in the
Ellie Edition and Collector’s Edition.
For those that prefer to go digital, we have the Digital
Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the digital content outlined above, as
well as a digital copy of the Standard Edition. If you pre-order either of
these versions on PlayStation Store, you’ll instantly receive a The Last
of Us Part II PSN avatar featuring Ellie’s tattoo. Additionally, if you
pre-order any edition of the game, you’ll also receive two in-game unlocks at
Ammo Capacity Upgrade: Instantly unlock an ammo
capacity upgrade for Ellie’s pistol.
Crafting Training Manual: Instantly unlock the
Crafting Training Manual, which provides access to new crafting recipes and
Hold on. We’re not done. Today, journalists from all over
the world are going hands-on with two new levels at a press event in Los
Angeles, playing roughly three hours of the game! Thankfully, you won’t have to
wait long to see and hear more about it. Their impressions and videos will be
going live this Thursday, September 26 around 8:00 a.m. PT, or, as many fans
of The Last of Us know it: Outbreak Day.
Inspired by the day the cordyceps fungus reached critical
mass, every September 26 we celebrate The Last of Us community
and we’ve got some exciting things planned! Be sure to check back here and
follow Naughty Dog on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all the latest.
You are now months away from playing The Last of
Us Part II. Your love for our games inspires and fuels us as we work hard
and deliver an experience worthy of our fans. We are extremely proud of the
game we’re crafting and cannot wait to share it with y’all.