Sony gave us our first look at The Last of Us Part II since it was announced last December. New footage of the anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive closed Sony’s Paris Games Week event.
The Last of Us Part II is from Naughty Dog, the studio that’s also behind the hit Uncharted series. It’s Sony’s go-to exclusive developer for cinematic games. The first Last of Us came out for the PlayStation 3 in 2013, and a PlayStation 4 version followed in 2014. It has sold more than 8 million copies.
The trailer showed Ellie about to be hung. It continued the dark tones from the first game, including a disturbing scene of a woman having her arm broken with a hammer. The video did not show Joel, the main character of the last game at all, making it appear more likely that Ellie will take over as the star this time.
As shown in the game’s first trailer, Ellie is older than her young teenage appearance from the first Last of Us. She also has some impressive muscle definition in the video, which shows her rescued from a hanging by a teenage boy with a bow and arrow. The video ended with a wave of Clickers, the zombie-like monsters from the first game, rushing the human characters.