You don’t have to wait for too long to play the most anticipated game in 2020. The Last of Us 2 is going to be released in the first half of the New Year. Judging by the ending of the original The Last of Us, nobody really expected a sequel because the ending was conclusive. But Naughty Dog had different ideas and the developers decided to work on The Last of Us: Part 2.
Engaging and emotional storytelling was appreciated by the players and most of them called it the masterpiece of realistic characterization. The decision of The Last of Us 2 release isn’t actually shocking but it is more of a pleasant surprise.
The Last of Us 2 Release Date Officially Announced by Naughty Dog
Naughty Dog announced the release of The Last of Us 2 for PlayStation in 2016 for the first time with a teaser trailer.
The announcement came with a teaser trailer but nobody anticipated the release date before September 2019. The developers announced that The Last of Us 2 is ready for the initial release in February 2020. Later, the release date has been pushed forward. As per the latest trailer, The Last of Us 2 will be released on May 29, 2020.
The Last of Us Director, Neil Druckmann clarified in an apologetic manner that the team wanted to provide the best quality while comprising a bit of punctuality. Naughty Dog has confirmed that The Last of Us 2 will be released at PS4. Neither Naughty Dog nor PlayStation gave any hint about releasing The Last of Us 2 at PS5.
Similarities between The Last of Us and The Last of Us 2
Neil Druckmann is aware of the fact that the fans are noticing the parallels between The Last of Us 2 and its predecessor. He has already revealed that the beginning and the ending scenes are not the only similarities but he resisted to speak too much so the fans will have to wait for more updates to get an idea. As per the rumors, we can expect visual and narrative similarities.
The Last of Us 2 Might Go Online!
A job listing from Naughty Dog encouraged the fans to anticipate that the developers are going to take The Last of US 2 Online at some stage. They are basically looking for an online system programmer. The details have not been clarified though but it is natural to think that they are looking to take the game to the next level. By the way, in 2018, Naughty Dog one made it clear that the team has no intention of launching the online mode for The Last of Us 2. But you never know when and how a twist in the tail convinces the developers to look for a new adventure.
Will there be The Last of Us 2 Multiplayer Mode?
During the Sony State of Play event in September 2019, it was announced that there will be no multiplayer mode for The Last of Us 2. The developers have focused on refining the single-player element to an extent that the critics find it hard to pinpoint a major flaw.
The Last of Us 2 Story and Settings
Keeping in mind the fact the engaging plot of the original The Last of Us was much appreciated and this is why the developers have not tried to keep everything hidden from the fans eager to know the plot and settings for The Last of Us: Part II.
The settings for The Last of Us 2 feature the city of Seattle. The events take place 5 years after the conclusion of the original version. Judging by the trailer, it seems as if Joel will play a passive role and Ellie will be the leading character. Ellie looks extremely frustrated and angry about something and desperate to take revenge. She is committed to killing “every last one of them”.
The gameplay is suggestive of the fact that Ellie is not the single character who has matured but her enemies are also more realistic. The infected are more reactive and smarter this time around. Artificial Intelligence has been improved and the enemies are now able to communicate with each other while looking for Ellie.