On Wednesday, Sony broadcast a State of Play presentation dedicated to The Last of Us Part 2 ahead of its June 19 release date. The 20-minute episode went live on YouTube and Twitch at 4 p.m. EDT, but you can watch the footage here.
Sony said Naughty Dog vice president and The Last of Us Part 2 director Neil Druckmann will “give a special preview” of the game. Druckmann went over “details of the gameplay experience and story.” That included eight-minutes of uninterrupted gameplay of Ellie doing things, like swimming and killing people. A PlayStation Vita also makes an appearance!
Over the course of the 20 minute episode, Druckmann described some of The Last of Us Part 2’s story beats, as well as gameplay details — like modifying weapons and riding horses.
Naughty Dog’s last trailer was released in early May; it focused on Ellie’s revenge plan and showcased a grim, violent world. Ahead of that, however, clips of The Last of Us Part 2 leaked online — allegedly showing much of the game. Naughty Dog said it has identified the leaker, reportedly hackers that gained access to the game through a security vulnerability in other Naughty Dog games.
The Last of Us Part 2 was originally slated for release in late May. Naughty Dog’s game, alongside Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima, were both delayed due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
Update: This post has been edited to include details from Sony’s The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play episode.
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