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The Last of Us Part 2 release date leak: Special and Collector’s edition

Published: 21/Sep/2019 12:54 Updated: 24/Sep/2019 21:15

by Calum Patterson

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A release date for The Last of Us Part II appears to have leaked online, after a German retailer, Softridge, stated the shipping date on their website.

Update – September 24 – 2:00 PM

The release date for The Last of Us Part 2 was announced during a September 24 State of Play Event as February 21, 2020 proving the previous leak incorrect by one week.

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The release date for The Last of Us 2 is February 28, 2020, according to the German retailer’s site.

The game was set to be unveiled properly during PlayStation’s State of Play event on September 24, where it is expected the release date will be officially confirmed.

The release date is shown as February 28, 2020.

Some have suggested that the release date could simply be a placeholder used by the site, but a February launch has been rumored for months, and this date would line-up with an optimal release window on a Friday.

2020 is also a leap year, meaning there is a February 29.

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Alongside the leaked release date was images of the collector’s edition, also shown on the Softridge website

However, the bottom states that the “packshot is not final” meaning there could be different artwork for the final product.

A collector’s edition was also leaked on the retailer’s site.

This box art also appears on the standard edition of the game, as shown by @Nibellion on Twitter. Although not explicitly stated, this may not be the final design.

Update, September 21, 10:50 AM EST: Nibellion has now revealed that this release date actually appeared on the Softridge site over a month ago, but still expects the February release to be accurate.

There is also a special edition, which feature’s more unique boxart, in what appears to be a white case, but there is another disclaimer stating that the “packshot” is not final.

The State of Play livestream airs on Tuesday, September 24, at 1pm PT / 4pm EST / 9pm BST, and Sony has confirmed that the 20-minute broadcast will feature The Last of Us Part II.

Naughty Dog tweeted a teaser for the stream on September 20.

The Last of Us Part 2 is the sequel to the 2013 critically-acclaimed original and has presumably been in development since.

A gameplay trailer was released at E3 2018, giving fans a taste of what to expect, but with Sony not attending E3 in 2019, there hasn’t been much news about the game.

Voice actors for the game have been drumming up hype by giving away little tidbits in press conferences and interviews, keeping fans on their toes.

Last updated: Saturday, September 21, 10:50 AM EST

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Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.