The Last of Us 2?s trailer was unveiled by Naughty Dog at the recent PlayStation Experience. Since then, fans have been curious about what the second installment will offer when its release date finally comes.
With so many different fan theories online, creator Neil Druckmann has spoken up to drop spoilers about the sequel.
Focus on Ellie after Timehop
With the success and predominantly good reviews on the original version of The Last of Us, expectations are high for its return.
Gamers have long been requesting for a second installment to the 2013 title. Now that it has been confirmed, the only big reveal that was given about its plot is that it will be set five years after the original story ended.
Furthermore, female lead Ellie will be playing the starring role instead of former protagonist Joel.
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Spoilers from The Last of Us 2 Trailer
Different theories have been circulating about the game after its preview was revealed. One of the most widespread rumors is that Joel was murdered. This is likely to be why the once-young Ellie has transformed into a gritty, bloodied teen that is bent for revenge in the trailer.
Creative director Neil Druckmann admitted that the sequel will focus on ?hate?. This twist is expected to make more people curious since the original was supposedly about love.
However, it is unsure if Ellie?s anger will be toward people who possibly killed Joel. An interview shared by the International Business Times hinted that it is possible that her plans for revenge is meant for Joel himself.
?If the theme of the first game was about the love between these two characters? then this story is the counter to that,? Druckmann cryptically revealed at the PSX panel.
Other than these, there are not a lot of official spoilers for The Last of Us 2. Nonetheless, fans are expected to discover what exactly went down during the five mysterious years that passed from the original version?s ending.
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Gameplay, Release Date
As for gameplay, Druckmann said that the now 19-year-old Ellie will have a different playing style from Joel. Many believe that this will result to an interesting change – although it remains to be seen if players will like it.
?Some things are evolution, some things are reinvention,? Druckmann said after confirming the gameplay reveal.
There is still no final release date for The Last Of Us 2. Naughty Dog has only announced that the game will be compatible with the PS4 and the PS4 Pro.
What part of The Last of Us 2?s trailer are you most excited to learn more about? Do you think that the story and gameplay changes shared by its creator will make it a hit? Let us know by commenting below and make sure to keep following TheBitBag for updates.