The Last of Us Part II – State of Play

With the release date, only a few weeks away (June 19th, 2020) Naughty Dog Vice President and Game Director Neil Druckmann gave us a special preview of The Last of Us Part II. It featured detailed information about the gameplay experience and story. The story picks up a few years after part 1 they have taken refuge in a small town Jackson, Wyoming, Ellie an adult now and lives on her own. A catastrophic event happens and she has now set out on a mission into the world to seek revenge. You will explore new parts of the country in a more detailed experience than ever before in the new version of Naughty Dog’s game engine. It will feature the largest open-world environment Naughty Dog has ever created with a multitude of new mechanics and combat features. You begin your quest in Seattle a collapsed quarantine zone where you will have to fight through 2 factions who are fighting for resources and supplies. You will also come into contact with a slew of new enemies that have more intense mechanics but you will not always have to face them alone. You will meet allies along the way who will help you navigate and fight through your journey. The crafting bench allows you to personalize and craft your equipment, you can also upgrade Ellie’s skills and craft consumables. Neil Druckmann said this video only scratches the surface of what is to be Naughty Dog’s largest game ever. See for yourself!

Overview

The Last of Us Part II is the highly anticipated sequel to Naughty Dog’s original award-winning 2013
game, The Last of Us. Set five years after their dangerous journey across the United States, Ellie and Joel
have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming.

Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the
constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors. When a violent event disrupts that
peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those
responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of
her actions.

Key Features

  • Complex and Emotional Story: Experience the escalating moral conflicts created by Ellie’s
    relentless pursuit of vengeance. The cycle of violence left in her wake will challenge notions of
    right versus wrong, good versus evil, and hero versus villain.
  • A Beautiful Yet Destroyed World: Set out on Ellie’s journey, taking her from the peaceful
    mountains and forests of Jackson to the lush, overgrown ruins of greater Seattle. Encounter new
    survivor groups, unfamiliar and treacherous environments, and terrifying evolutions of the
    infected. Brought to life by the latest iteration of the Naughty Dog engine, the deadly characters
    and world are more realistic and meticulously detailed than ever before.
  • Tense and Desperate Action-Survival Gameplay: New and evolved gameplay systems deliver
    upon the life-or-death stakes of Ellie’s journey through the hostile world. Feel her desperate
    struggle for survival through improved features such as high-intensity melee combat, fluid
    movement, and dynamic stealth. A broad variety of weapons, crafting items, skills, and updates
    allows you to personalize Ellie’s capabilities to your play style.
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