Last of Us 2 Gameplay: Graphics, Demo, Delayed, Review, Characters, new zombies, weapons, 4K, PS4, PS5 & more
Despite another delay, Last of Us 2 will be worth the wait if gameplay hints are any indication.
The original was one of the most brilliant games of the last decade, receiving a 95% rating on Metacritic and was GamesRadar’s Game of the Decade, making the sequel one of the most eagerly anticipated games of 2020.
The gameplay on PS3 was way ahead of its time, making a smooth transition to the PS4 a year later with The Last of Us Remastered.
With the PS5 also on the horizon, expect The Last of Us Part II to blow our minds once again.
Here’s everything we know about the gameplay so far…
Gameplay has gone up a notch after seven years, with Ellie now a much more agile 19-year-old.
She is more capable in various surroundings, with the ability to leap to ledges, slide through crevices and is more equipped with her weapons.
There are also new enemies to add to the zombies and humans in your way.
There are two new classes types of zombies, the shambler – a tanky zombie that can take some punishment and emits corrosive gasses, and a stalker – a hybrid between a runner and a clicker, these can hide, run away and fight you in hand to hand combat.
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There are also guard dogs that prevent a new threat. They can sniff out your scent, so you must be careful when spying on your enemy. Keep moving to buy more time, and throw bottles to throw them off.
Set five years on from The Last of Us, Ellie is in the safe-zone of Jacksonville, patrolling the parameters alongside her long-time friend, and romantic interest, Dina.
It seems that Ellie is fed up of the state of the rest of the country, and heads to Seattle where the city has been taken over by a militia known as the WLF.
They have a zero-tolerance policy on those not from Seattle, and this is where Ellie bumps into Joel.
Three hours gameplay of was revealed to the media to go hands-on with the media during 2019, with Naughty Dog giving a snapshot of that to the public.
More gameplay will be revealed as they get closer to the release date at the end of May.
No demo is expected to be available to the public, much like how there was no demo for the original Last of Us.
There looks to be no sign of a resurgence of the Factions multiplayer mode on Last Us 2, with lead game designer Emilia Schatz revealing to USgamer that “we’re focusing on a single-player experience, so we’re just making a single-player game for this”.
Naughty Dog has dropped hints of a possible spin-off, however.
There is hope for a spin-off or DLC for Factions, so stay tuned for more news on a possible multiplayer mode.
The Release Date reveal trailer arrived on September 24, 2019, and it features a segment of Ellie leaving the safe zone to kill all zombies.
The initial release date was pushed back so that the developers could produce the game to a standard that stands in line with Naughty Dog’s expectations.
The first Last of Us Part II trailer was released on December 3, 2016 as part of PlayStation Experience that year.