Sony's E3 2018 show took place in a location they described as a church tent. The venue made a bit more sense once we got into the video for The Last of Us Part II as the Sony venue perfectly mirrored the location we saw at the beginning of the game's presentation.
The presentation of The Last of Us Part II began with a dance where we saw Ellie enjoying the scenery from the sidelines. A few conversations took place as we panned around the room, a somewhat unexpected kiss took place, and we then got right into the game's action. You can view the full video presentation for yourself right here:
Ellie began the action part of Sony's The Last of Us Part II presentation by stabbing a man in the neck. She proceeded through the forest where she came upon a man hanging from a rope. The man was gutted by some clearly ill-tempered people. She then made a move for cover and hid behind a car while drawing her bow. Ellie proceeded to take down enemies stealthily one at a time while doing her best to stick to the shadows and avoid open combat.
Unfortunately, Ellie got spotted and had to fight two people at once. She managed to take them both down, but a third enemy spotted her from a distance and shot her in the arm. Ellie dove into the grass and managed to get herself concealed again before she had to deal with any more antagonists in open combat. Her cover underneath a car was compromised and she had to resort to using a pistol to fend off enemies before taking another shot in the middle of a gunfight, forcing her to flee into some buildings. We were shown a few more scenes of intense combat in a mix of stealth and brutal hand-to-hand fighting before the scenery transitioned back to the dance, concluding the initial video presentation of The Last of Us Part II.
We were then put in front of some presenters where they talked about the game itself. Naughty Dog was said to be focused on making a strong impact in their follow-up to their 2013 game The Last of Us. The discussion then proceeded on to other games.
A post over on the PlayStation Blog has some more details about the game world. Ellie is now 19 and lives in Jackson. The peace she is experiencing is shattered by a "violent act" (which unfortunately isn't specified), sending her on a brutal and bloody quest for retribution.
The Last of Us Part II does not yet have a release date and will be releasing for the PlayStation 4. Co-Game Directors Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau will be on the PlayStation Live E3 stream on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, where they will be doing a detailed breakdown of the gameplay demo for The Last of Us II.
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