'The Last of Us' will be returning with its second installment into the world of the undead. Providing a story that very much focuses on an older Ellie, taking place five years after the first installment of the series. Don’t worry Joel fans, he will still be there watching over Ellie in his old and aged state – whether that will be literally or psychologically we do not know yet. From what is known from the trailers, Ellie is very angry over an unexplained event and so it will be interesting to see how the story will progress and develop.
Like the first game, it will be set in a post-apocalyptic world fighting both humans and zombies which, are infected with a fungus called the Cordycep. As you explore the location, that is rumoured to be Seattle, unlike the first game which was set in Boston, the controls have greatly improved the feel of Ellie during stealth and combat – Ellie can now go under cars for example. You also have to play a little bit smarter as with the first 'Last of Us', when you play as Joel you could take a few hits before going down but as Ellie has a smaller frame, she is a little bit more fragile.
With this though, enemies are becoming smarter too. So, although you can hide under cars, the enemies can also look under there for you which, means you can’t think you are completely safe just because you’ve managed to squeeze under a broken-down car! That said, the game doesn’t just have the same old boring human enemies – you now have an enemy class system. Meaning you might come across a heavy melee type guy who could kill you pretty quickly so watch out. A side tip for future players: if you get shot from afar by a bowman, the arrow prevents you from using the listen mode and can mess up your aim. Best advice in this situation is to not get shot!
There is a new human enemy faction called the Seraphites who can really mess you up if they get their hands on you. They’re super deadly and they communicate with each other through whistles. This allows them to be able to coordinate with each other without giving up what they are doing or their location. Of course, it wouldn’t be Last of Us without infected humans (if you can call them that now). There’s the possibility of expanding the undead combat. Meaning there will be new infected types or they might be a lot smarter too.
There’s a lot of details which are still under wraps but hopefully they will emerge soon. Especially, regarding the different editions the game might have and more story details.
The game has been confirmed to be released on June 11th. So, more details should be on the way soon!