Sony used their latest State of Play conference to reveal the Last of Us Part 2 release date, show off some gameplay of the sequel and reveal some more content.
Getting back to business, Sony held one of their State of Play conferences yesterday to showcase some upcoming games.
While more developments than expected were shown, the game on everyone’s minds was undoubtedly The Last of Us Part 2.
Not only was the highly anticipated PlayStation exclusive demonstrated, but at long last, a release date was revealed.
The Last of Us Part 2 release date has been confirmed as 21st February 2020.
The Last of Us Part 2 is a sequel to the most highly scored PlayStation exclusive title ever.
Developed by Uncharted creators Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, The Last of Us is a story-driven, survival horror game.
Originally released for PlayStation 3 in 2013, the game was released as a remaster for PlayStation 4 in 2014.
The game is played out through a heavy story-driven narrative where player choices can have a major impact on what happens throughout.
Playing as a former smuggler named Joel, players must traverse the post-apocalyptic United States as Joel escorts a young girl named Ellie.
The country has been overrun by zombie-like creatures and most of the major population is either infected or dead.
In the game, weapons and items are scarce and the player must improvise to make weapons such as shivs and Molotov cocktails as well as using blunt instruments like pipes and bats.
A cover system is also featured in the game along with a “Listen” mode that allows enemies to be seen through walls similar to Red Dead Redemption 2’s Eagle Eye or Gears 5’s pulse.
Praised for its excellent story, well-implemented graphics, intriguing characters, unique relationship dynamic and an intense original score The Last of Us was a critical and commercial success.
The game scored extremely well and hit high scores across major video game websites such as Gamespot, IGN and Eurogamer giving it 8/10, 10/10 and 10/10 respectively.
Since it’s release and success, fans have been eagerly awaiting a sequel and for a long time have been teased with very little information.
From what we currently know the sequel picks up five years after the ending of the original with a notably older teenage Ellie.
This time around, Ellie is the controllable character and the game looks set to provide the thrilling horror-action that the previous title is known for.
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Going by the latest trailer, it appears that someone has been executed and the story looks like it will be played out in a flashback, flash-forward style as we learn what happened.
Still not much is known but I will provide more information as and when I get it, so keep checking back.
Other notable games mentioned at the latest conference include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Civilization VI.
While none of these game are technically brand new, or surprise announcements, Sony was able to elaborate more on the upcoming releases.
Story information was revealed for CoD that confirms Captain Price has been tasked with retrieving a chemical weapon from a terrorist outfit.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare appears to show that the game is getting back to doing what it does best, and looks to be the most realistic CoD yet.
Civilization probably needs no introduction but it has now been confirmed as getting a console release.
The turn-based strategy title from games industry legend Sid Meier is currently on the sixth incarnation of its almost 30-year run.
Civilization VI is the most technically advanced version yet with intense graphics, massive battles and brilliant historical insights.
Other games included:
- Humanity – an intriguing puzzle game where the player controls hordes of people.
- Wattam – a platform puzzle adventure with characters than can transform shape.
- Arise: A Simple Story – a beautiful platform adventure set in an enchanting world.
- Medieval – a remake of the cult classic, cartoonish, action-based slasher.
- Afterparty – an intriguing story puzzler set in Hell where the character has to drink more alcohol than Satan if he is to be returned to Earth.
- L.A. Noire: The Case Files – PSVR version of Rockstar Games’ excellent open-world cop game set in the 1940s.
The Last of Us Part 2 is scheduled for release on 21st February 2020 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
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