At long last, Sony and Naughty Dog have unveiled the launch date of The Last of Us 2. Everyone mark your calendars for February 21st, 2020. It’s a Friday, so you’ll have the weekend to slowly savor the horrors and heartbreaks that the game is sure to deliver.
Fans of fungi-induced zombies and gruff, grizzled characters, rejoice! The Last of Us 2 finally has a release date. According to the new trailer, which you can check out below, the long-awaited sequel is launching on Friday, February 21st, 2020. So, the leaks that have been making the rounds of the launch date being February 28th were off by a week. So, yeah; in just under six months or so, you’ll be able to dive back into the harrowing world of The Last of Us. I’m sure the hideous, clicking mushroom people have missed you.
And it seems like the sequel is gonna have a lot to offer. According to a post on PlayStation Blog written by director Neil Druckmann, The Last of Us 2 is gonna be “Naughty Dog’s most ambitious and longest game” in their 35 year history. You can expect a game that will tell “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?” Sounds good to me. I’ve been known to play through some pretty mediocre games just for the story (Legacy of Kain: Defiance, anyone?), so I, for one, am looking forward to what this game will have to offer.
Oh, and lest we forget: one of this month’s free PlayStation Plus games is The Last of Us Remastered. So, if you’ve never played the first game, or want to revisit it, then this month is a good opportunity to do so. If you have a PS Plus subscription, of course.