We’d tell you to look out for spoilers below, but Sony’s so prominently featuring the return of Joel for The Last of Us Part II that it’d be of little use. That’s right — after what seems like an interminable wait since the high-impact ending of the first game, 2013’s The Last of Us, Sony has finally unveiled the upcoming sequel’s release date.
Sony Interactive Entertainment and Naughty Dog Studios revealed that The Last of Us Part II will plunge Ellie back into the post-apocalyptic fray just around the time you’re finally getting over your holiday gaming binge. They showed off a new trailer today, with the announcement of the sequel’s February 2020 release. Check out the clip below — and stay till the end for Joel’s reappearance, which is just as much an in-game surprise as a real-world one: “You think I’d let u do this on your own?” he asks, as Ellie stands dumbstruck.
The Last of Us Part II is arriving on PlayStation 4 on Feb. 21 of next year … but it’s not the only cool announcement from today’s State of Play event. Sony also teased a new special-edition version of the PlayStation 4 console, set to arrive as part of the marketing hype leading up to the November release of Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.
The new Death Stranding PS4 Pro bundle features a white console marked by black handprints like those seen in the game's many preview clips, and also comes with a golden DualShock controller colored to match the masks worn by one of the enigmatic enemy factions in the game. The bundle arrives on Nov. 8 — the same day that Death Stranding debuts for PlayStation 4.