The Last of Us Part II New Footage Shown; Public Showing To Come “Soon”
It's been some time since we have seen anything of The Last of Us Part II, but new footage has been shown behind closed doors recently.
According to reports, new The Last of Us Part II footage has been shown yesterday during the GameStop managers conference. The footage was focused on stealth mechanics and showed how players can use clickers to their advantage. The whole sequence was set in a very dark area, which was illuminated only by fire and flashlights, so it sounds like it is extremely atmospheric.
During the conference, it's also been stated that more footage would be coming soon, hinting at a public showing instead of a behind closed doors one.
Voice actor Troy Baker talked about The Last of Us Part II back in July, noting how the game is the most ambitious title ever developed by Naughty Dog. He also talked about the release date.
I can tell you this: it’s hands down the most ambitious game that Naughty Dog has ever done for sure. It’s far larger than I thought was going to be possible.
I think they’ve probably been smart not to tell us because we can’t slip up and say something stupid. Last time we announced, we slipped. And they don’t want to do that again. We are still cranking on it, I can tell you that much. Where it’s at in development, I have no idea. Everybody feels like it’s broken until it’s shipping, and then when it’s shipping they’re like, ‘We shipped a broken game!’ And that’s the gig of making a game.
In The Last of Us Part II, players will control Ellie as she is thrust into a journey of retribution.
From the way Ellie plays to the way she navigates through this hostile world, you’re going to feel her physical, emotional, and mental state expressed through every facet of gameplay. We’ve completely overhauled our engine, developed new combat mechanics, created a new analog stealth system, and revamped our animation system to fully express Ellie’s desperation, resourcefulness, and unique agility.
The Last of Us Part II launches on a yet to be confirmed release date on PlayStation 4.