The Last of Us Part II Game Director Teases Dog Motion Capturing

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Feb 18, 2018

Neil Druckmann, game director on the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive The Last of Us Part II, has taken to Twitter to tease motion capturing of a dog.

The game director and writer on the Last of Us sequel posted a single tweet this weekend. “YearOfTheDog”, the tweet reads, accompanied by a photo of a good-looking dog wearing a motion capture suit.

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We can only speculate on what Druckmann’s tweet means, but the most logical guess would be that the Last of Us Part II will involve a canine star like featured in the 2007 hit movie “I am Legend”.

2018 happens to be the Year of the Dog in Chinese Astrology with the dog being the 11th animal in the Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018 began on Friday, the 16th of February, and ends on Lunar New Year’s Eve on February 4, 2019.

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What are your thoughts on Druckmann’s tease? Will The Last of Us Part II involve a dog in some way? Hit the comments below.

The Last of Us Part II was officially announced back in 2016, and motion capture on the game began last year with Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson reprising their roles as Joel and Ellie. During last year’s Paris Games Week event, a new trailer for the game was released. Check out that trailer, running on PS4 Pro, down below

“At its core, The Last of Us is still very much about Ellie and Joel, but for this reveal, we wanted to showcase several new characters that are integral to their next journey”, Druckmann wrote last year. “We’re sure you have many questions after watching this scene. We’re also pretty sure that we’re going to see all sorts of theories about whom these characters are, where and when this scene takes place, and how all of this fits into Ellie and Joel’s next story. For now we’re keeping mum, but we’re excited to see what y’all make of this piece of the puzzle.”

A release date for The Last of Us Part II hasn’t been revealed yet. If you’re interested in a dynamic The Last of Us 2 theme for your PS4, check out this post.