Watch the all-new story trailer for The Last of Us Part II launching on 19th June 2020. After a vicious and violent event disrupts the relative peace that Ellie has found in Jackson, she sets out to bring justice to those responsible. As she hunts them down one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.
The Last of Us Part II is an upcoming action-adventure survival horror game played from the third-person perspective. Players can use firearms, improvised weapons, and stealth to defend against hostile humans and cannibalistic creatures infected by a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus. The gameplay mechanics in Part II have also expanded upon its predecessor, The Last of Us. In it the player character can traverse the environment further by being able to reach higher vantage points by jumping and climbing whilst playing as the more nimble Ellie. Players can also crawl in a prone position to evade enemies. Throughout the game, players will have an non-player character assisting them. Additionally, large portions of the game are set in Seattle, Washington.
The game also sees the return of “Listen Mode” allowing players to locate enemies through a heightened sense of hearing and spatial awareness, indicated as outlines visible through walls and objects. Additionally, players can collect supplements to upgrade skills in a skill tree.The three main branches of the tree are Survival, Crafting, and Stealth.Survival upgrades improve health, Listen Mode’s range, and throw distance. Crafting upgrades allow for melee upgrades, increase to Ellie’s crafting speed, and the ability to craft smoke and stun bombs. Stealth upgrades improve prone movement speed, faster stealth kills, and unlock pistol silencers. Part II also introduces guard dogs that can track the player’s scent.
The Last of Us Part II was originally scheduled for release on February 21, 2020, but was delayed to May 29, 2020, in October 2019. As mentioned above, it will now release on June 19th. Sony announced four editions: standard, special, collector’s, and an Ellie edition. Different editions come with different collectors’ items as well as items and unlocked abilities in Part II, in addition to a bonus for pre-ordering the game.