Last Of Us Part 2 Release Date Confirmed For February 2020 On PS4

Ellie's adventure is almost here.

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During the company's latest State of Play presentation, Sony announced the release date for The Last of Us Part II via a new trailer, which you can watch above. The game is scheduled to release for PS4 on February 21, 2020. We've also now gotten to go hands-on with Last of Us II, so be sure to check out our extensive preview for an even better look at the game than State of Play provided.

Prior to the presentation, Sony had remained rather quiet on the PS4 exclusive. The company first surprised the world with the reveal of The Last of Us Part II in late 2016, before releasing a new gore-filled trailer for the game in 2017 and then showing off the title's brutal-looking gameplay in another trailer during E3 2018. However, there hasn't been much in regards to the game in 2019. Until today.

Gameplay-wise, The Last of Us Part II looks exceptionally violent--and we love it. Though we've seen sweet moments in the game too, like a grown Ellie kissing her crush and being terrified at the prospect of dancing with her and exploring their connection, The Last of Us Part II is clearly leaning into the worst aspects of what survival might look like in a post-apocalyptic world. We've seen Ellie slit the throat of a man for just being in her way, painfully pulling out an arrow lodged into her shoulder, and sinking an ax into an enemy's skull with a bloody crunch.

The Last of Us Part II looks a bit more action-oriented than its predecessor. Ellie is equipped with a loadout of weapons that's similar to what Joel carried on him in The Last of Us, but Ellie finds herself in more open-ended spaces that present more options in how to dispatch a group of enemies. You can shimmy beneath a vehicle to sneak past a guard, attract enemies to certain locations to ambush them, tumble over obstacles to get behind cover more quickly, and slip between narrow hallways in the environment to escape larger foes.

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