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The Last of Us 2 leak hints at new trailer coming soon

Published: 13/Aug/2019 16:55 Updated: 13/Aug/2019 21:21

by David Purcell


Naughty Dog are set to reveal a whole host of new information about The Last of Us Part 2 in the near future, according to reports. 

Many players of the highly popular zombie game might have expected to see the full game by now, after its first gameplay trailer was showcased at E3 2018, and there’s no doubt that the fanbase have become restless at a time where the developers have called for patience. 

However, it might not be too long before they are given a better understanding of what’s to come in the story’s next chapter. 

Naughty DogThe original The Last of Us game was first released back in 2013, six years ago.

There have been reports that have previously suggested that the title would be landing in early 2019, then leaks suggested it would be October, and now it appears that there are plans in place to finally give the people what they want – a release date that’s set in stone. 

According to unconfirmed information posted on 4Chan and NeoGaf, Sony will be using their next State of Play livestream, which will be held on November 1, to finally deliver the news. 

Yet, the potential leak didn’t stop there. 

“It seems that the development of the game is proceeding in a more than favorable manner within the SP studios”, a statement posted to 4Chan reads. 

“It has also encountered considerable delays at the same time, mainly due to greater work on the technical side of the software for textures and frame rates, to favor in particular the technical upgrade that will be given by the new hardware features of PS5.”

Screengrab from The Loot GamingOther apparent leaks have suggested that The Last of Us 2 release date would be October 2019.

This would mean that the game could be given its final reveal in November, working towards a release date that may fall in line with the release schedule of the next console – PlayStation 5 – a possibility that many fans will have been slowly accepting over time. 

Sony doesn’t usually announce information regarding their State of Play livestreams until the event takes place and while this eventuality mentioned in the leak does sound possible, there’s no guarantees to suggest that the claims hold water. 

The Last of Us

What we know about The Last of Us HBO TV show – cast, release date, more

Published: 25/Sep/2020 21:48 Updated: 25/Sep/2020 21:49

by Brent Koepp


Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us is officially getting a TV adaptation, thanks to television genius HBO. Here is everything we know about it, including cast, release date, and more.

First released in 2013 for PlayStation 3 and later released on PS4, The Last Of Us is often regarded as the best zombie game of all time, as well as the best PS exclusive. It follows the story of Joel after an outbreak of the Cordyceps fungus takes over the United States. He is tasked with transporting Ellie, a young girl who is immune to the disease, across the country in hopes of developing a cure.

Following the success of the first title, Naughty Dog announced a sequel to the zombie survival action game which was released on June 19. Furthermore, television network HBO is also creating a TV show based on the series, and ND Vice President Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin are on board to write and executive produce it.

Cast, characters & director

In March 2020, Home Box Office announced that they were taking on the project, and its first director has since been revealed. Breaking Bad and Chernobyl director Johan Renck is set to helm the pilot episode, as told in an interview with Discussing Film.

“It’s an ongoing TV series. So that’s not something that I will be able to take on to that extent, but I’m part of that series and I will be directing at least the pilot,” he said.

Not all of the cast and characters are known so far, though Joel and Ellie will obviously play a huge part. Who will be taking on their roles is currently unknown.

In a tweet on March 8, Naughty Dog Vice President Neil Druckmann confirmed that Riley from Left Behind will be in the show, as well as Tess, Maria, and Marlene.

“And now you have Ellie, Riley, Tess, Marlene, Maria, ****, and a few others!” he tweeted, blocking out another character with four square emojis. Now that Part II has been released, we know that he was referring to Abby.

On September 22, 2020, during a Reddit AMA, Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau hinted that he may be portraying Joel in the upcoming series. While he didn’t outright say he was playing him, he also didn’t deny it when asked and even mentioned that he had just gotten his hands on Part II. Only time will tell if it comes true.

Release date

There’s no current release date set for the show, but considering the fact they’ve yet to announce casting, it wouldn’t be wrong to assume a release date of late 2021, or even 2022.

Craig Mazin revealed during his weekly podcast Scriptnotes that production wouldn’t start until Part II of the game had released. “We can’t start on it right away because [Naughty Dog is] still finishing up the second game, but pretty soon,” he said.

The Last of Us Part II was released on June 19, but given the current state of events, it’s unclear as to whether production for the show will start any time soon.

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The popular PlayStation 4 tile will bring its brutal story to HBO.

The plot

In March, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the series will cover the events from the first game, with the “possibility” of it delving into Part II in the future.

Whether it will continue past the events of both games is currently unknown, but speaking to GameSpot, Troy Baker, Joel’s voice actor, claimed that the show could have “three to four” seasons to match the pace of the game.

We can only hope that HBO doesn’t rush through it… *cough* like the final season of Game of Thrones *cough*