Music To Soothe The Savage Beast – The Last Of Us 2
I am a huge Sony PlayStation girl, PlayStation is above all else for me. Yes, I spend the majority of my time on my PC, but if I could have things my way that wouldn’t be the case. So no one was more excited than I was to watch the PlayStation Experience Keynote online from the 3-4 December. And man, am I glad that I did.
There were a lot of talks and announcements for a lot of very cool things, but there was one thing in particular that was the start and end of the keynote for me:
Last Of Us Part 2… It’s officially happening.
Being the complete fan-girl that I am, the moment the keynote was over I immediately jumped online and gathered all the info that is available for it so far. I’m sharing it all together here, so you guys don’t have to search like I did and instead, you can join me in my excitement.
Here is everything that we know for certain:
It is a direct sequel to the story of the original, it’s set five years after we last left the game and Ellie is now a much angrier 19-year-old.
We also know that the game is still in very early development so don’t expect it anytime soon.
The original voice actors for Ellie (Ashley Johnson) and Joel (Troy Baker) are also back, reprising their roles in the trailer to bone chilling awesomeness.
And then, from listening to the keynote to watching the trailer we also know that we are in for a much, MUCH darker story this time round. To quote:
“If the first game was really about the love between these two characters, this story is the counter of that, this is story is about hate, through Ellie this time. The first game you play as Joel, this game you play as Ellie.”
And there you have it, our last stone cold fact: this time we take on the world as Ellie.
Now for some shameless presumptions and theories (not spoiler safe) :
The last game left us with the ‘big lie’ that hung over us at the end, something that will surely be addressed this time around.
In the trailer, we have an older, tattooed Ellie playing guitar. And covered in blood. We also have Joel. And dead zombies… lots of them.
My theory is that Joel isn’t really there, I think he’s dead and Ellie is out for blood and revenge. I think he is just a part of Ellie’s mind, but that’s just a feeling I have. I also think there is going to be a big focus on Ellie trying to either cure the virus, she is the key after all – or she’s not going to bother with a cure and rather an extermination.
There are also theories that Joel’s brother, Tommy, might have a more prominent role in this game. Something which I think will be very interesting to see how that would play out.
But all theories aside, the game looks amazing. The Last Of Us was one of the best stories for a video game that we’ve ever had, so I can’t WAIT to see where they take us with this one.
Watch the trailer below and then let me know what you think in the comments below.
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