Sony has confirmed a February 21, 2020 release date for the "The Last of Us Part II," the highly anticipated follow-up to one of the most celebrated PlayStation games of all-time.
"The Last of Us Part II" will continue the story of the original game after a five-year time jump. Ellie, the teenager at the center of "The Last of Us," will return as the game's main playable character.
"The Last of Us" is set in an alternate future where society has been crippled by an infectious mold that turns people into zombie-like monsters — and where just breathing in the spores can prove fatal. Ellie lives in a small community that has managed to sustain itself through these dark times.
Naughty Dog, the studio responsible for the game's development, says "The Last of Us Part II" is a story about hate. Ellie is on a quest for revenge, but it's not exactly clear what's triggered her rage. Early trailers show her hunting another group of survivors on a murderous tear.
Though the game is a just a few months away, there's still plenty we don't know about "The Last of Us Part II." We know that Joel, the hero from the original game, will return for "Part II," but the first game's cliffhanger ending makes it unclear how Joel and Ellie's relationship has changed in the past five years.
Naughty Dog has promised to honor their fans' appreciation for both characters, and the story of "Part II" is meant to complement the original game. However, Naughty Dog has also confirmed that multiplayer mode won't be returning for this new game, the better to focus on the single-player story.
Here's everything we know about "The Last of Us Part II" so far: