WATCH: New The Last Of Us: Part II Details Emerge – Reveal Confirmed For E3
As 2017’s PlayStation Experience draws to a close, it’s always good to think about everything gamers have received over the past few days. Many games were announced, brand new footage was shown for several already-known titles, and panels were held to dive deeper into upcoming adventures. That being said, a plethora of new The Last of Us: Part II details have come out of the game’s panel, including where it takes place(Seattle), which was hosted by the always-awesome Hannah Hart.
Starting off the panel was none other than Ashley Johnson(Ellie) and Troy Baker(Joel) singing a beautiful song while Baker played the guitar. After that, Hart took to the stage to ask the cast and part of the development team the hard-hitting questions. From the get-go, Ellie possibly meeting her mother, the release date, and the status of whether or not Joel is alive is questioned but immediately dodged by game director and co-writer Neil Druckmann. After that, Johnson and Baker are asked about their singing and what the game means to them.
From there, co-writer Halley Gross goes into the difference between working on TV shows, which she is known for, and video games. “Daunting” is how she described working on The Last of Us: Part II, as she is a huge fan of the first title. Druckmann, however, dropped a potential spoiler as he debates whether or not to reveal it. Cryptically, he mentions that Gross went home to her husband after the first day of working and said, “I think I got someone pregnant.” Whatever that means, it is surely going to play a very big role in the upcoming game.
Speaking of roles, among the new TLoU: Part II details revealed was the introduction of new characters. While the three next actors brought on stage already had their characters revealed in the gruesome trailer that premiered at Paris Games Week, we now have a few names to put to the faces. Ian Alexander(Lev), Victoria Grace(Yara), and Laura Bailey, who plays the unnamed woman that was being hanged in the aforementioned video, were brought out and questioned about their work on the game. It was also revealed that Bailey actually did all of her own stunts in that very trailer.
Moving forward, Druckmann bluntly adds that some fans of the first title will not like how Part II plays out. It’s something that they have to be okay with, he adds. Gross jumps in and describes what made the first game such a huge success: the authentic characters who weren’t just tropes. Victoria goes on to mention that Yara’s backstory is “very complex,” which is understandable since just before we meet her in the PGW trailer, she and her brother have left a religious cult. That should be a joyous experience.
About “50 to 60%” of the development is complete, according to Druckmann, but adds that he doesn’t really know. As far as when players will get to see the actual game, footage will be shown at next year’s E3. Until then, we’ll just have to try and process every clue we have seen so far, including the newest batch of TLoU: Part II details. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Did the panel provide enough TLoU: Part II details to get you by, or do you need more immediately? Do you think Joel is alive and well, or is he actually a ghost? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7! In case you missed it the first time around, check out the full panel below:
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