The Last of Us 2 release date has delayed so many times and the latest reason is the COVID-19 pandemic. Naughty Dog first announced that the game will come out in July 2019 and we have entered June 2020, still The Last of Us Part 2 is yet not out. There are various reasons why the action-adventure game has been postponed so many times but the hardcore fans have no issues as long as they get a quality product.
The Last of Us 2 is already one of the most awaited games of this year and PlayStation users can’t wait for the sequel. Here is everything you need to know about “The Last of Us 2” release date, COVID-19 delay, game trailer, story, gameplay, features and more updates.
The Last of Us Part II Release Date, COVID-19 Delay and Game Trailer
The Last of Us Part II was announced way back in December 2016 by Naughty Dog and the game has been delayed twice till now. The original schedule was to release The Last of Us 2 on February 21, 2020, but it was delayed to May 29, 2020, last October. Naughty Dog made another announcement this April and delayed The Last of Us 2 citing logistical problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Last of Us 2 new release date is set as June 19, 2020, and fans are hoping that it won’t be delayed again. There are several trailers released for the game so far and it even includes gameplay walk-ins other such footage. Sony has also announced that The Last of Us 2 will have four editions: standard, special, collector’s, and an Ellie edition.
The Last of Us 2 Story, Gameplay and New Features
The Last of Us 2 will continue the story forward from the first game where Troy Baker as Joel and Ashley Johnson as Ellie are trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world overtaken conflicting with a Christian cult. It has been announced that Ellie will be the only playable character in The Last of Us sequel and she will also get a girlfriend to romance, there will also be flashbacks showing Ellie’s mother.
The Last of Us Part 2 will be set after five years of the original game, will have new mutated characters, and improved gameplay and graphics. Naughty Dog has also teased about Ellie feeling bad over her killings and seeing hearing the dead characters and their family members pleading for mercy.