The Last of Us Part II Release Date Set for February 2020!
Straight from today’s latest PlayStation State of Play video, Sony and Naughty Dog have announced the The Last of Us Part II release date which will officially debut in stores on February 21, 2020!
In The Last of Us Part II, Ellie is now 19 and has found a semblance of peace and normality living in Jackson. She’s had a chance to be a teenager and forge lasting relationships. When that peace is disrupted by a violent act, Ellie is thrust into a brutal journey of retribution, fueled by a need to bring those that have wronged her to justice, pushing her to her very limits. From the way Ellie plays to the way she navigates through this hostile world, you’re going to feel her physical, emotional, and mental state expressed through every facet of gameplay.
“We began working on this game over five years ago. It’s hard to describe the immense pressure of following up the first game,” game director Neil Druckkman said on the PlayStation Blog. “We know how much you love this world and its characters — especially Ellie and Joel. Believe me, we’re fans as well. We love them. Which is why we spent years crafting a game that we feel will do them justice, telling a nuanced story that deals with the core question: how far would you go to exact justice against the people that hurt the ones you love? It’s a highly emotional story with complex themes that befit the world of The Last of Us. What we realized pretty early on is that we were putting together Naughty Dog’s most ambitious and longest game in our 35 year history. To tell this kind of story the game needed to be massive. Without spoiling too much, at the top of this post you can watch the brand-new trailer that we debuted earlier today on State of Play, which just scratches the surface of what the game has in store.”
The various retail editions of The Last of Past II were also revealed including The Last of Us Part II Standard Edition of just the game; the Collector’s Edition, which includes a 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, and a set of five stickers; Ellie Edition which includes all the contents of the Collector’s Edition, plus a full-sized, fully functional recreation of Ellie’s backpack, an embroidered patch, and a 7” vinyl record featuring music from the original soundtrack. There will also be a Special Edition version that features the custom SteelBook case and all of the digital content found in the Ellie Edition and Collector’s Edition and the Digital Deluxe Edition with all other digital content