The Last of Us Part II is an action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony.
It is a sequel to 2013’s The Last of Us. It features Ellie as the main playable protagonist, as opposed to its predecessor, which featured Joel in the same capacity.
As per Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie on the show, shooting for the second season will begin at the end of this year.
Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann reveals the studio had at one point planned on developing a prequel to The Last of Us in collaboration with an external studio,
Druckmann says: "All I can say is that we're already into our next project. The decision has already been made."
Showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann confirm The Last of Us Part 2's story will be told over multiple seasons.
After an excellent start for the show's first two episodes, HBO has officially greenlit it for a second season.
"If we can come up with a compelling story that has this universal message and statement about love, then we will tell that story," Druckmann says.
The actor who plays Ellie in the HBO series says a second season is likely to happen, even though it hasn't been officially greenlit yet.
The TV adaptation of Naughty Dog's first title is the highest premiere for a new HBO series since Boardwalk Empire in 2010.
HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us premiered earlier this week, and has eight more episodes left in its first season.
Created by game director Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, the TV adaptation of the PlayStation classic has garnered critical acclaim.
HBO's adaptation of the seminal PlayStation hit, which premieres in less than a week, has garnered positive reviews from critics.
In spite of similarities in their premises, The Last of Us was envisioned as a much more grounded experience than Resident Evil, according to series creator Neil Druckmann.
Neil Druckmann doesn't seem to be done with The Last of Us as a franchise, if his statements to The Hollywood Reporter are anything to go by.
Ahead of its 10th anniversary, Naughty Dog confirms the franchise has collectively sold over 37 million units worldwide.
No game has won more Game of the Year awards than FromSoftware's Elden Ring, which has been given that honour 324 times.
A prominent movie leaker has claimed that Neil Druckmann's next directorial project is a new The Last of Us instalment.
Naughty Dog, Sony, and HBO have officially confirmed that HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us will premiere on January 15.
The series' official HBO page mentions a January 15 premier date, although HBO or Sony have yet to make an official announcement.
"I know there was a lot of drama and response to her character, but it was one of the most influential roles I’ve had in my life," the actor says.
A new trailer shows several characters, locations, and scenes that fans of the game will recognize, and offers glimpses of new additions.
Naughty Dog and Sony might possibly be looking to celebrate The Last of Us day with a trailer for the upcoming HBO series.
The 2020 action-adventure sequel has sold 10 million units worldwide as of this Spring, Sony and Naughty Dog have announced.
Sony has a lot of excellent franchises- but which one is the best?
A dataminer has been digging around in The Last of Us Part 2's files, and may have found something that points to the upcoming multiplayer experience.
HBO and HBO Max's programming chief Casey Bloys says the TV adaptation of Naughty Dog's game won't be ready to air this year.
The Last of Us Part 2 multiplayer (which the new project could end up being) and The Last of Us Part 2 Director's Cut are also coming.
Multiple titles will come to the streaming service this month, including Naughty Dog's latest critically-acclaimed action title.
To be more accurate, it shows Joel and Ellie with their backs to the camera, looking on at an ominous crashed plane in the distance.
The developer says it loves "what the team is developing." It wants to provide more time for building it out and will "reveal more when it’s ready!"
Naughty Dog's co-president and The Last of Us creative director will be directing some part of the game's HBO adaptation.
Though the studio is certainly exploring new IP, don't be surprised to see them going back to their established properties as well.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales retakes the top spot, while The Last of Us Part 2 re-enters the top 10 in third place.
Dandridge played Fireflies leader Marlene in the game, and becomes the first actor from the source material to reprise her role in the TV adaptation.
The update brings 60 FPS support, improved resolution, and faster load times.
Spoiler alert: the reviewers liked it.
Naughty Dog creative director says there's been "quite a bit" of internal discussion on the title.
It is, in fact, Sony's best-selling game over the last twelve months.
The game's fabled multiplayer mode seems to be coming along.
Two former Game of Thrones stars will be playing the lead roles in the upcoming adaptation.
It surpasses The Witcher 3, which held the honor previously.
Laura Bailey recalls being surprised by just how intense things got.
He will also "mentor the next wave of creators" at the studio.
Alison Mori and Christian Gyrling named vice presidents of the studio.
Find out Abby's backstory and motivations in this new spoiler-filled trailer.
Gustavo Santaolalla could possibly be hinting at more things to come for the franchise in the future.
PlayStation is the most nominated publisher with 22 nominations across all categories.
Support for adaptive triggers and haptic feedback seems to have been added to the games.
Outbreak Day is now The Last of Us Day and is about "showing appreciation to our fans."
Grounded difficulty, Permadeath, and various gameplay and graphics modifiers are incoming.
Two high level new settings to challenge players are coming soon.
A snapshot into the amount of work needed for the blockbuster game.
That also consists of 13 outsourcing studios.
Biggest digital month for a PS4 exclusive to date.
The Last of Us Part 2 ranks at fourth despite being released only last month.
The Initiative's Francisco Aisa says that games will trend towards "more believable" worlds in the future.
It immediately becomes the third highest-selling game of the year in the region.
Neil Druckmann gets into the discourse about reports of excessive overtime.
Here are all the different Artefacts, Trading Cards, Safes and much more to discover.
Naughty Dog originally envisioned a much bigger game than the one they ended up making.
Selling more copies than the rest of the top 10 put together.
Here's how to unlock new upgrades and find the journal entries scattered throughout the game.
This Naughty Dog needs a bit of rest.
Naughty Dog's latest is chock-full of secrets and references.
SpongeBob SquarePants and a much older release also enjoy impressive performances.
A spoiler-filled discussion about Naughty Dog's latest masterpiece.
Neil Druckmann and Halley Gross talk about the sad and ambiguous scene.
The much anticipated game takes the top spot.
Creative director Neil Druckmann confirms there is no DLC in the works.
Naughty Dog's latest tops the Japanese charts on debut.
Do Naughty Dog have a third entry in store for their post-apocalyptic franchise?
Unsurprisingly, Naughty Dog have crammed their latest game full of tiny little details.
Here are all the weapon upgrades and required materials for items.
Here's how to unlock two key Trophies without much effort.
Here are all the locations for the various workbenches and safes.
Creative director Neil Druckmann says finding new and interesting stories to tell in the series gets exponentially harder with each new entry.
Here's how to avoid puzzles entirely, reduce weapon sway and much more.
Neil Druckmann reveals one part of the first game you may not expect influenced its sequel in a big way.
Differences in lighting and animation quality are evident in the final game.
Naughty Dog's latest becomes UK's biggest game launch of 2020.
It is also Sony's biggest PS4 launch in the region to date.
GamingBolt's Arjun Krishna Lal analyzes The Last of Us Part 2 across the PS4 Pro and PS4 versions and compares them against the original.
Some neat tips of the hat to the much anticipated release.
No surprise about this critical acclaim.
Get through Ellie's quest for vengeance with these handy pointers.
Naughty Dog have delivered their most brutal, affecting, and profound story to date.
A big download to start a week before launch.
The short but sweet trailer highlights Ellie's harrowing journey.
Co-writer Halley Gross talks about the process of deciding what content would best suit the game's overall tone.
That would make it nearly twice as long as the first game.
Game director Kurt Margenau talks about the game's improved stealth mechanics.
However, Naughty Dog's next project could also be a new IP, as per Neil Druckmann.
The game draws from the horrors of fiction and the real world alike.
The podcast will delve into development and include interviews with the voice actors.
It will also add a model viewer, while also bringing about some bug fixes.
Neil Druckmann speaks in detail about the new Shamblers, the returning Stalkers, and more.
It has broken a record previously held by God of War.
Druckmann says not to let disconnected bits of information color your opinion.
"There are games that are just comfort food. This is not one of those games," says creative director Neil Druckmann.
Naughty Dog also provides more information on enemy factions.
Check out the emotional cinematic commercial in stunning detail.
The game's Co-director breaks down how the AI has improved from the original title.
"One of the reasons we picked Seattle is because of how many diverse locations it has," says Neil Druckmann.
Survivor difficulty is also unlocked from the beginning.
The first TV ad is appropriately somber.
Text-to-speech, UI scaling, and a high-contrast mode are all on hand.
The biggest and most notable changes Naughty Dog are making.
I'm starting to think this game is going to be pretty big.
Naughty Dog discusses its attention to detail when it comes to themes and characters.
The recent State of Play didn't reveal many major new details, but there was still plenty to dive into.
Take a look at new details, an extended new gameplay section, and more.
A new podcast will go behind the scenes of both action-adventure titles.
Not looking good for those who want to try it out in the region.
Reviews for the game will begin going up a week before launch.
Director Neil Druckmann will showcase about 25 minutes of gameplay.
Everything you need to know about The Last of Us Part 2.
All thanks to the game's larger, more open-ended level design.
A few more key details you should know about Naughty Dog's upcoming opus.
Naughty Dog explains its approach to immersing players in Ellie's role in new dev diary.
$400 for the console, a special controller, and more.
The most fascinating details that we know about Naughty Dog's upcoming behemoth so far.
Naughty Dog is starting a new video series to explore various aspects of the game.
And does it even need to, to deliver on the hype?
It seems today's trailer was just the beginning.
Naughty Dog's upcoming behemoth continues to sizzle in its newest trailer.
People are ready for this game.
The PS4 exclusive recently went gold ahead of its release in June.
After many hardships and delays, the long-awaited sequel is ready for release.
Another update on the recent leaks for Naughty Dog's upcoming game.
Details for the same are currently part of an ongoing investigation.
It's certainly promising to live up to the "Naughty Dog's biggest game ever" description.
Following the announcement of a new release date, the PS4 exclusive can be pre-ordered once again.
"No matter what you see and hear, the final experience will be worth it," promises Naughty Dog.
Sony provides updated release dates for both games.
Be careful what videos or forums you click on.
Very likely that this is just a mistake by the retailer.
Resident Evil 3, meanwhile, sees a significant drop in sales.
Let's just hope it's not too far out.
This is following the removal of both games from the PlayStation Store.
The game is, as you might expect, no longer available to pre-order.
Joel actor Troy Baker speaks about how the game's story will challenge its audience on multiple levels.
"That’s a massive amount of work that we don’t want to put our team through," says director Neil Druckmann.
"There hasn’t been a final decision yet," says director Neil Druckmann.
It may be delayed, but Naughty Dog's next is looking incredibly good.
"We're hoping this won't be a long delay," says Naughty Dog.
"The global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve," says Sony.
"Even after years of working on it, I’m still blown away by the animation in Part II," says the game's director.
Don't expect this one anytime soon.
A new report talks about the impact left by crunch during the development of Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Part 2.
Gustavo Santaolalla will help bring the upcoming series to life.
Naughty Dog remain confident in their abilities to deliver another masterpiece.
Other major upcoming releases like DOOM Eternal, Marvel's Iron Man VR, Persona 5 Royal, and more will also be playable.
Parts are still used to add scopes, increase magazine capacity for guns, and more.
Naughty Dog are "putting the finishing touches" on the game.
The Ellie Edition will also be available again to pre-order on February 13th.
The actor who plays Ellie wanted to get better with the bow for the game.
So hard not to make a naughty pun right now.
This would have given Resident Evil a run for its money back in the day.
Art book's accompanying lithograph could also hint at an in-game sequence.
Naughty Dog is looking to add "new and existing rendering techniques" to its upcoming title.
The ad with a potential new slogan is all about the heavy hitters of 2020.
Our hopes and dreams for Naughty Dog's upcoming behemoth.
Many things in the sequel will echo the original.
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Naughty Dog teams up with Cook and Becker for "gallery-quality prints" of the game's art.
Lead game designer Vinit Agarwal says the team has "big ambitions."
"You have to carry the impact of your violence with you," says co-writer Halley Gross.
Jonathan Cooper moves on after nearly 6 years at the studio.
Director Neil Druckmann says more time is needed for that "Naughty Dog quality."
Just a month after announcing its release date, Sony is gearing up to confirm a delay.
Co-writer Halley Gross has been impressed with Naughty Dog's work on the upcoming PS4 exclusive.
A cross between a Runner, a Clicker, and a Bloater. Literally your worst nightmare.
Naughty Dog is – once again – getting the most out of current hardware.
The game will occasionally open up with larger levels.
Enhanced progression mechanics will give players more options and agency in gameplay.
"How that plays out, you’ll have to wait and see," Druckmann teases.
Naughty Dog continues to push boundaries with their newest game.
"That tension is very important in Ellie's story and the feeling that leaves you," says director Neil Druckmann.
Here's everything new we've learned about Naughty Dog's highly anticipated sequel.
Naughty Dog going insane with the level of detail on display.
During both stealth and combat, companion characters are a lot more effective in the sequel.
This is why the game's animations look so seamless and fluid.
Those not on the Pro are being thought of.
"So much of The Last of Us is about this duo and their dynamic," says the game's director.
Prepare for a meaty campaign.
Sometimes, it’s better to be a master of one trade, than to be a jack of all.
"That [type of] game doesn’t work for us for The Last of Us because that loses tension," says Neil Druckmann.
Naughty Dog's action adventure title continues to look stellar.
The named enemies aim to make the game's violence even more unsettling.
Naughty Dog issues a statement regarding the lack of a multiplayer mode.
Various members of the development team speak about the recent media event.
So stealth will actually work like stealth this time.
Naughty Dog confirms it's going to be a purely single player experience.
"To tell this kind of story the game needed to be massive," says director Neil Druckmann.
An art book, Ellie statue and much more on offer with the Collector's Edition.
Sony also drops a new trailer for the hugely anticipated title.
"You really gonna go through with this?"
Naughty Dog continues to tease fans en route to the State of Play reveal.
A retailer leak may have spilled the beans on The Last of Us Part 2's launch date.
At the very least, we'll be getting a new trailer.
Sony clarifies a mistake from last week.
That's a big, big chunk of the game.
The event runs from from October 3rd to October 6th.
The Last of Us is a true gem and has many secrets to prove it.
The eagerly awaited PS4 exclusive could finally receive some new gameplay footage.
You can use Clickers to your advantage.
A stealth section was reportedly shown in private.
"I don’t think Joel believes he’s a hero," says the man who plays Joel.
The Naughty Dog title is supposedly in line for a May 2020 launch.
"As much as you'e clamouring for it, you're not ready," says the voice of Joel.
So that's why it's taking so long?
More smoke to the February fire.
Back to square one, then?
Did Ashley Johnson almost let it slip?
Sit around the campfire and listen to these tunes.
Oh, he also called it the "best game ever."
It's going to be an eventful few months for PS4 owners.
Gameplay footage and release date announcement reportedly inbound.
The hype train has left the station.
Sony notes the "outstanding roster" of PS4 exclusives to come in IR Day presentation.
Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part 2 seems to be edging closer to completing development.
Newly emerged speculation suggests we'll be seeing more of Naughty Dog's upcoming game within the next month.
Is Naughty Dog's hotly anticipated game closer to launch than we thought?
Game director Neil Druckmann calls it "the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done."
Game director Neil Druckmann recently confirmed the news.
Veteran actor has wrapped up her work on the upcoming Naughty Dog sequel.
A logical move by Naughty Dog.
Translation: please stop asking us.
A promotion video may have let the looks of the in-game weapon upgrade UI slip.
PlayStation's Dutch, German, French, Italian, and UK sites are listing The Last of Us Part 2 as a game that's arriving "soon".
Newly surfaced character art for Yara looks very impressive.
Composer Gustavo Santaolalla revealed this during a recent show.
"And it looks better than I ever imagined," he says.
Sony's juggernaut exclusive might be closer than we think.
A recent job listing seems to hint at multiplayer details for Naughty Dog's upcoming sequel.
Looks like Sony is reaping the spoils of a strong first party lineup.
Ashley Johnson talks about shooting "some heavy, heavy stuff".
Neil Druckmann calls it "one of the most complicated and heart wrenching scene we’ve ever worked on."
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as though millions of fans cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.
Both PS4 exclusives could receive new trailers, if not new details, at the awards ceremony.
Naughty Dog's Asher Einhorn is quite excited about working on the upcoming PS4 exclusive.
Sony is still not ready to talk about when we can expect to see some of their biggest upcoming exclusives.
Could Naughty Dog's megaton be launching as early as 2019?
Joel is replacing his daughter with a... dog?
The bar has been raised by Santa Monica's latest game for everyone else- including Naughty Dog.
Director Neil Druckmann says the story should "make you uneasy to move forward" at times.
The game's Creative Director explained that they will aim to make the companion character better than Atreus in the spirit of friendly competition.
Naughty Dog gives more details on the upcoming megaton sequel.
"Here there was this opportunity not only to tell what we thought was a very important message that we believe in, but to flesh out a complex character in even more interesting and nuanced ways."
Everything you saw in the E3 demo is actually in the game.
Naughty Dog reveal more details about their upcoming game.
For now, it seems Ellie will be the main star in the sequel.
The game's release date will be revealed only when the game is "very close to release."
The Last of Us Part 2 looks absolutely fantastic.
Sony's heading into E3 as the leader but can it up the ante?
Sony teases its four big reveals coming on June 11th.
Possible gameplay reveal? Release date announcement?
It's not launching any later than 2019, at any rate.
The company will also feature announcements from third party publishers and indie developers.
Some of the actors have posted some images.
And it looks amazing.
Neil Druckmann talks about possibly working on a non-third person game.
The dog can be seen wearing a motion capture suit.
Oh please let this be true.
Neil Druckmann will speak about his experience in crafting character-driven video games.
Which makes sense, of course, announcement trailers rarely are.
Not that we expected it to, anyway.
To be clear, he's just referring to the game being early in development, and not any development troubles.
Details about new characters, the setting, and more.
Team PlayStation will discuss their projects during different PSX panels.
Jim Ryan talks about the heady content in some PlayStation games.
These screenshots show off the game’s impressive visuals.
Also dropping a tease about Laura Bailey's character.
New details revealed at Paris Games Week.
Ellie has become quite the bad-ass in the sequel. Plus, bonus Infected!
Composer Gustavo Santaolalla says a project like this "usually takes at least 2 years".
The truth is being revealed.
Spoilers for the original The Last of Us follow.
A new dynamic theme based on the reveal trailer has also been revealed.
Fans may have unearthed evidence regarding the hugely anticipated The Last of Us Part 2.
Ninja kicks and zombies, what more could one want?
Either that, or Naughty Dog just really likes pigs.
Focus is currently on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
It all comes back to one thing: Show me the games.
Ellie could engage in mobile combat in the sequel.
'We just got the pitch from Neil Druckmann...'
It's more free flowing than you might think.
Neil Druckmann shot down hopes of leaving personal politics quickly.
How great art is made.
But we still don't know the in game expanation.
Halley Gross is on-board with Neil Druckmann.
Druckmann's directorial partner is currently on a break.
Will contain some different moments from the original.
"It needed to be a story worthy of Joel and Ellie."
I would expect nothing less from Naughty Dog.
Creative Director Neil Druckmann on what The Last of Us 2 is about.
I have full faith in Naughty Dog.
Currently in early development.
shinobi602 hints at upcoming potential reveals.
"Maybe you don't have to wait that long."
More evidence that the Last of Us 2 easter egg in Uncharted 4 could be more than just an easter egg.
"We were working on prototypes for different ideas within The Last Of Us universe."
What we don't want Naughty Dog to include in The Last of Us 2.
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida hasn't confirmed a sequel but ideas are being circulated.
Maybe after Uncharted 4.
The voice of the Joel has no idea about a sequel to The Last of Us.
This could be the start of something awesome.
Michael Knowland seems to have worked on The Last of Us 2 for a month.
Is Naughty Dog brainstorming for The Last of Us 2?
Is it better to leave the title as a stand-alone game, or turn it into a mutli-titled franchise?
Not a big surprise, but still very exciting news