Naughty Dog Reveals New Lethal Gameplay Footage And A New Combat Style And Factions For The Last Of Us Part 2

Naughty Dog Reveals New Lethal Gameplay Footage And A New Combat Style And Factions For The Last Of Us Part 2
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The past months have not been fair to The Last of Us Part II, especially after the game got delayed again as a result of the pandemic (COVID-19), which took significant losses such as storyline leaks and more before they secured a new release date.

Notwithstanding, there hasn’t been much when it comes to The Last of Us Part II footage. Besides, the last time The Last of Us 2 was in action was during September 2019. It seems that Naughty Dog is bent on not releasing sufficient information on the footage.

However, the recent episode of Sony’s State of Play participated in the unveiling by revealing critical details about The Last of Us II’s factions, combat style, crafting, and environments showcasing a new gameplay succession that conveys all the ferocity that everyone would expect.

View the video below:

Seen? While it looks great, it quite uncomfortable to play. From the footage we can see a majority of The Last of Us Part II is set around Seattle which is influenced by three factions:

• The Washington Liberation— a thoroughly-armed militia that usurped the incumbent military town.
• The Seraphites or Scars— a sect of religious ardent who disfigure their faces
• The Infected— this kind looks more dangerous than ever with quicker moving runners than previous states, and they take new forms similar to the bloated Shamblers that let out erosive when mobbed.

Speaking of which, Ellie now has all sort of new abilities and moves that helps her sustain and survive in Seattle. Based on the recent updates, she can now use ropes to reach hard-to-reach areas and span gaps and can skillfully craft a vast array of lethal traps and items.

From the extended gameplay sequence, we see Ellie’s adeptness displayed around a dilapidated hospital. Also, Naughty Dog does justice in emphasizing that Ellie’s enemies are just ordinary folks, and a part of the violence she bestows on them is absolute.

The Last of Us Part II Synopsis
Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors. When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.

The Last of Us Part II launches on PlayStation 4 June 19 which was shifted from the initial May 29 due to COVID-19.