The Last of Us Part II Creative Team Goes Inside the Sequel's Story

This summer, The Last of Us Part II will bring players back to the post-apocalyptic world of the acclaimed 2013 game.

Returning director Neil Druckmann and the game’s developers provided a sneak peek at the game’s story in a new behind-the-scenes featurette. For the creative team, it was important to deliver a relatively standalone title, while building on the legacy and narrative established by the original game.

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Taking place years after the original, the game’s protagonist Ellie is now 19 years old. She and her surrogate father Joel have found peace in a new community. However, when a cataclysmic incident occurs, Ellie finds herself back fighting for survival as the game explores the consequences of violence.

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In the original game, a mutant fungus infected humans and transformed them into mindlessly savage figures, which led civilization to collapse. 20 years after the initial outbreak, Joel found a teenage girl named Ellie, and the two navigated the countryside to find a safe community away from roving bands of scavengers and the ravenous infected.

Developed by Naughty Dog, The Last of Us Part II will be released for PlayStation 4 on June 19.

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