Last Of Us Part 2 Trailer Reveals More Gameplay And Story Details

Wow, this game is going to be very violent, isn't it? Excellent.

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Sony revealed a new gameplay trailer for The Last of Us Part II during its September State of Play presentation. And better yet, the publisher has confirmed a February release date. In the trailer above, we see Ellie kill people with almost malicious glee. In addition, there's more story packed in. [Update: We've now gotten to go hands-on with the game, so be sure to check out our extensive preview covering what we learned about Last of Us II.]

The new footage showed Ellie and her companion Dina exploring an infested area full of clickers. However, they both end up getting captured by a mysterious group. It's implied that Dina is murdered, which inevitably leads to Ellie's quest for revenge. While we got glimpses of combat and new enemies that Ellie will fight, there was also a focus on exploration via horseback riding.

Aside from gameplay and brief glimpses of story, the biggest reveal was returning character Joel, who somehow looks even more grizzled and old than he did in the first game. Oh, and Joel's brother Tommy appeared as well.

We've seen gameplay of The Last of Us Part II before, and the game looked just as violent then as it does now. Armed with a loadout of firearms that's similar to The Last of Us' protagonist Joel, Ellie proves to be just as talented a fighter and survivor as her adoptive father-figure. She doesn't hesitate when it comes to cutting a man's throat or leaving an ax buried in his skull, for example, and she's willing to go through the excruciating pain of pulling a lodged arrow out of her shoulder so that she can move around more easily.

During the State of Play, Sony also announced a release date for The Last of Us Part II: February 21, 2020. The game is scheduled to launch as a PS4 exclusive, though--with rumors of the PS5 already circulating--a next-generation version may not be off the table just yet.

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