The Last of Us Part 2 is getting some kind of reveal in Sony's State of Play video-stream next week, according to a Twitter post by game developer Naughty Dog.
Showing off a solitary knife against a wispy black background, the image (below) hints at a sequel unafraid to keep exploring the gritty, violent side of a zombie outbreak drama – with a clear reference to Sony's State of Play session scheduled for September 24.
"I'm gonna find...and I'm gonna kill...every last one of them." pic.twitter.com/vO0cC6dGkOSeptember 20, 2019
We know that there won't be any news on the upcoming PS5 console, after Sony ruled out the next-generation hardware appearing.
The question remains, though – what is being shown? We already know the game is in development, and being released sometime in the coming year. While we originally hoped for a 2019 release, sometime in 2020 looks a lot more likely – especially after a possible slip by Ellie voice actor Ashley Johnson on a February launch date (more on that in our Last of Us 2 hub).
We'd be surprised at Naughty Dog bigging up the State of Play if there wasn't some meaningful information in it. We may just be getting a snippet of gameplay, or another cinematic trailer, but as 2019 drags on, finally dropping the release date – or a general window like "Spring 2020" – would be just the thing to keep the hype train going.
The Last of Us was one of the best games on PS3 – and is even better on PS4 – and we can't wait to see how they follow up on the gripping video-game drama.
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