The Last of Us 2 release date, news, and rumors


Updated: Though it remains a tough watch, fans of The Last of Us part 2 have been poring over the recent Paris Games Week trailer to uncover some hints about where the game might be set

Previously, it was suggested that the game could be set in Seattle, Washington, after some real-life locations were spotted in concept art. Once again, signs continue to point towards this. Highlighting a rusting road sign and a police car that looks like those of the Seattle PD, fans believe that the most recent trailer takes place on the I-5 highway. This is just over a mile from the locations suggested by the game’s concept art. 

All of this is, of course, complete speculation and the game’s location is yet to be confirmed.

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Despite its fairly finite name, it turns out The Last of Us wasn’t the last we’d see of The Last of Us. Considering the first game has been continually hailed as a masterpiece thanks to its excellent, emotional story and engaging life-like characters, the decision to develop a sequel isn’t actually all that surprising.

Naughty Dog first announced The Last of Us 2 at PlayStation Experience in 2016 alongside a teaser trailer but noted that it was still in early development, no doubt to stop fan expectations running too wild. 

We’re now almost one year on from that point and the only additional information we’ve had in that time is another, longer, trailer at Paris Games Week 2017.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The sequel to the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic game The Last of Us
  • When can I play it? It’ll be a while from now, maybe late 2018 to early 2019
  • What can I play it on? PlayStation 4

Trailers and screenshots

The most recent trailer for the game was shown at Sony’s press conference during the 2017 Paris Games Week. This trailer is around 5 minutes long, focusing on conflicts between the human factions in the game. It shows part 2 is going to have a dark story, perhaps even darker than the first, and the trailer is fairly harrowing to watch. 

Visually impressive though it is, do note that it’s gory before you watch it for yourself below.