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The Last of Us Part 2 release date ‘coming soon’ according to PlayStation’s 2019 PS4 games list

Published: 2/Apr/2019 9:21 Updated: 2/Apr/2019 11:11

by David Purcell

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The Last of Us fans might not have to wait much longer for the second instalment from the PlayStation-exclusive franchise, as Sony have revealed more details about its upcoming release date. 

The popular single-player zombie game, which was first released back in June 2013, has attracted a huge fanbase across the world and they can’t wait to see what’s next for main characters Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us 2.

There has been a mist of uncertainty hovering around the project’s release date, though, with some people suggesting gamers would have to wait for the next generation of consoles to play it,  but some eagle-eyed fans have noticed a change to the PlayStation store which could be quite revealing indeed. 

fetemucke / RedditReddit user ‘fetemucke’ shared this PlayStation store screenshot, showing The Last of Us 2 as ‘coming soon’.

When is The Last of Us Part 2 coming out? 

The Last of Us 2 has been moved into the ‘coming soon’ section on the console’s online store, which could suggest that the game may finally going to arrive sometime in 2019. 

This timeframe would fall perfectly in line with previously leaked information, which which claimed the game would have October 2019 release date. With Sony moving the game into it’s “coming soon” section, it’s possible that we may see it before the end of the year.

What other PlayStation games are coming soon? 

With that being said, The Last of Us 2 is not the only game to feature in the ‘coming soon’ section. Interestingly, Day’s Gone, Mortal Kombat 11, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, and others are included in the list – which are all set to be released between April and June.

Whether or not this is a major hint that The Last of Us fans won’t have to wait much longer remains to be seen, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for new information released by Sony and the game’s developer for more updates. 

Sony have already confirmed that they won’t be presenting a press conference at the E3 trade fair in June, which is where the publisher has revealed information about the project in the past – as seen in the E3 2018 gameplay trailer above. 

However, their new web show – State of Play – could be where they reveal the date we can expect to finally get our hands on The Last of Us 2. We’ll have to wait and see. 

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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

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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*