Can you believe that it's been over 15 months since we last saw The Last of Us: Part II in action? There have been plenty of interviews and rumours and other kinds of minor coverage since, but the last time we actually got to see Naughty Dog's sequel was at E3 2018. Maybe things would have been different had Sony shown up to this year's E3, but the Japanese giant just wasn't interested.
It's not like any of that matters now anyway, as we're just hours away from The Last of Us: Part II's return. Set to be the headline act of Sony's next State of Play broadcast, which airs on the 24th September (that's tomorrow at the time of writing), we're expecting big news. What constitutes as 'big news', exactly? Well, let's discuss.
First thing's first: we think The Last of Us: Part II is getting a release date tomorrow. A February 2020 window has been rumoured and 'leaked' and maybe even hinted at numerous times over the last year or so, and we reckon it's happening. A release date reveal to close out State of Play? It almost seems inevitable with all the hype that Naughty Dog's been building across social media.
But what else will be shown? Sony has said that this State of Play will last roughly 20 minutes, and while we don't think The Last of Us: Part II will pad out the entire thing, we do think it's due another relatively meaty trailer. Not necessarily gameplay, but a story-focused trailer with the aforementioned release date attached.
Now here's where our predictions get a little juicier: we're betting on Joel playing a part in this trailer. That's right, the rugged father figure of the first game is finally going to show his face, and we're either going to see him in detail, or we're just going to have to settle for a quick cameo at the end. In any case, his appearance is gonna send the hype machine into overdrive -- exactly what you want before slapping the release date on-screen.
So what about an official multiplayer announcement? How about some new gameplay? Here's the thing: there's also a media event happening tomorrow where select members of the press will be shown The Last of Us: Part II. As such, it's highly likely that previews and interviews full of fresh information will be heading our way over the next couple of weeks. It's safe to assume that State of Play is just the start, with the title's marketing campaign really kicking into gear over the coming months. In other words, there's going to be plenty of time for additional reveals.
That's about it as far as our predictions go, but what do you think we'll see from The Last of Us: Part II during tomorrow's State of Play? Feed us your own expectations in the comments section below.
I expect the release date.
I expect to see The Last of Us 2 in some way, shape or form. I'd be rather surprised if that doesn't happen.
Release date, MP beta details and story trailer. The press are getting three hours of footage which most of which will probably be MP cos I don't think ND will give that long on the story.
Angry people. Brutal violence. Fungus zombies.
I don't actually want to see any more. I just want a release date.
Just a release date, everyone are pretty much sold on the game no need to show much more.
I don’t understand the point of ‘media events’ feels like just a huge potential for leaks, why not just reveal to the media and the public the same stuff?
By now, I expect a release date. Info about this game has been slow, but if we're supposed to get this anytime soon, I'm there's at least a release window coming our way.
Hopefully we'll see some of the fully playable Crash Bandicoot level which Ellie and Joel enjoy while taking a break from fighting the fungal outbreak.
We're absolutely getting a release date. That has been confirmed to me. I think a story trailer is the most likely option here, and I think there might be a "stay tuned to this website for these details on this date" type thing at the end, similar to FFVII Remake. And yeah, after today's teaser, there's no way we're not seeing Joel. God I'm excited.
I wanna see and especially hear Clickers.
I want to see joel and give me a release date.and a 👻 ghost of tshushima trailer.word up son
@Ralizah You win.
Post apocalyptic erotica
i want see Joel in release date reveal trailer
Must be a release date surely. I reckon we might see a decent chunk (4 mins or so) given how long it's been and, presumably, how close we are.
Still not sold on the February date though. I hope it's true, but think it may be later.
@roe yes it will be out in February : i guaranteed you.. March, April and May are risk because of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077 and Marvel Avengers
Short gameplay trailer and a release date.
Im expecting a trailer which gives us a better inkling on what the story will be, which includes bits of gameplay. An then the release date.
Knack 3 release date.
Honestly, im happy with a release date and a very short teaser trailer. Id rather not see joel at this point. All promotional activity relating to this game so far has intentionally avoided showing him, or even hinting what could have happened to him. I dont want the susprise spoiled and would rather find out when playing the game
All I want is box art and a release date. Possibly a multiplayer beta for preorders would be nice too
I don't expect much to be honest. New trailer and a release date. Probably February.
I'll be happy with a release date, story trailer and a good gameplay sequence. They've really left a long time without revealing anything about the story.
A few hours ago amazon uk preorder page for last of us 2 showed a release date of may 23,the date has now been removed. I refuse to believe that's the real date,only 1 month after cyberpunk? Everyone will be knee deep in that. Not to mention the avengers game will be out around that time. If that's the real date,im skipping it and wait for the ps5 version. This needs to be February or im out.
@Fuzzymonkeyfunk True, box art is always exciting to see.
@Oh_fiddlesticks Not sure why you want the storyline given away but here goes... Spoiler alert... Ellie's girlfriend gets killed in a raid on their camp. Ellie goes on a rampage, Joel comes to the rescue... isn't really needed... Setup for TLOU3 put in motion... Either way, let's get a release date. I'm there as moral support for Ellie.
The game begins and we find out that woohoo joel is alive and well other than being old and even crakier than before. Ellie and her girlfriend are clearly in the beginning of a REAL life long loving relationship and life goes on as normal. Surviving and protecting camp etc. But after the 1/4 of the way into the story while ellie is out scavaging like any other day while back at the camp theyre attacked and old joel is actually killed and ellies gf is kidnapped. CUE ANGRY ELLIE and the real beginning of the game.
What time will they be going Live
Im expecting a release date for sure, and for the clickers to finally be shown. And they will look gloriously hideous.
I only care about a release date.
Release date and Joel footage is all I need. Other than that I don't want to see too much so hoping it's fairly short but tantalizing. Can't wait. GOTY 2020.
Release date Feb 2020. Story Trailer. Multiplayer Reveal. Joel is dead.
I am expecting a pre-order if they announce the release date and buying options go live.
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