The Last of Us Part II Trailer Introduces New Infected and Old Joel, Release Date Revealed

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Last week Naughty Dog promised they were finally going to give us a fresh look at The Last of Us Part II during Sony’s latest State of Play show, and sure enough, they delivered. The new TLOU2 trailer of course features the brutality we’ve come to expect, and a glimpse of some terrifying new infected, but the big mic-drop moment is the reintroduction of a rather distinguished-looked Joel, confirming our old friend isn’t dead. He will be making some other people dead though. Check it out for yourself, below.

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Impressive stuff! We also now have a good idea of what The Last of Us Part II’s plot will be. Basically, it looks to be a revenge tale, with Ellie vowing to wipe out another band of survivors after they kill her friend/romantic interest Dina. Of course, when Joel gets wind that Ellie is fixing to do a bunch of killing, he decides to tag along. Overall, it looks like the plot will be surprisingly simple, but I’m sure Ellie and Joel will have plenty of emotional baggage to work through.

Sony has also unveiled several special editions for The Last of Us Part II. First up, we have the Special Edition ($80), which includes “a PS4 dynamic theme, a set of six PSN avatars, a custom SteelBook case, 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse.”

The Digital Deluxe Edition (price not yet revealed), which includes “a PS4 dynamic theme, a set of six PSN avatars, a digital soundtrack, a digital mini art book, an ammo capacity upgrade, and a crafting training manual.”

The Collector’s Edition ($160), which includes “a beautifully crafted 12” Ellie statue, a life-sized replica of Ellie’s bracelet, a custom SteelBook case, 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse, a set of six enamel pins, lithograph art print, a set of five stickers, and all digital deluxe content.”

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The Ellie Edition ($250), which includes “a full-sized, fully functional recreation of Ellie’s backpack, an embroidered patch, a 7” vinyl record featuring music from the original soundtrack, and all Digital Deluxe and Collector’s Edition content.”

Naughty Dog also revealed a release date for The Last of Us Part II – the game stalks onto PS4 on February 21, 2020.

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