The marketing machine is kicking into gear for The Last of Us: Part II. We recently were treated to a new trailer, but Sony isn't stopping there. It's announced a video series named Inside The Last of Us: Part II, and the first entry is embedded above for your viewing pleasure.
This video takes a spoiler-free look at the game's story. We hear from many key figures at Naughty Dog, including Neil Druckmann, as they talk us through the basic premise of the sequel. A 19-year-old Ellie is living in a peaceful settlement in Jackson with Joel and Dina, but of course, something bad happens. It sends Ellie on a violent turn as she seeks revenge against those responsible.
"For The Last of Us: Part II, we're hoping to create a story that makes a commentary about the cycle of violence, and how acts can beget other acts," Druckmann says. This certainly tracks with what's been said before, that this is a game about hate.
"The thing that Neil and the studio really cared about is honouring Ellie and Joel specifically, and their journey as characters," adds narrative lead Halley Gross. "What is the honest next steps they would take? What are the truest moves that we could see them do?"
Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony outlines more videos in the series, promising similar spotlights on the gameplay, the details, and the world. These will come out weekly in the run up to the game's release on 19th June, so there's plenty to look forward to in the near future.
What do you think of this latest video on The Last of Us 2? As always, refrain from posting spoilers in the comments section below.