Paris Games Week kicked off today, and we’ve already seen a lot of incredible games coming out in the next year or two. One game that’s caught the eye of every horror fan though, is The Last of Us Part 2.
The Last of Us came out in June, 2013, and was quickly regarded as one of the best ‘zombie’ games ever made. It was universally acclaimed, with it’s worst rating among gaming magazines and websites being an 8 out of 10 from Gamespot. Many of it’s ratings were 10 out of 10, like from IGN.com.
The world is set in a post apocalypse, where a fungus has turned people into zombie-like creatures who’s sole purpose is to spread the infection. (The really scary thing about that is that there ARE real fungi in the world that do that in smaller, simpler creatures!) Almost any exposure can be fatal. In the game, you take on the role of a man named Joel, who lost his daughter in the initial outbreak, and is now tasked with protecting a girl named Ellie, who is a carrier of the fungus, but is not affected by it. Along the way you fight zombies, raiders, and more sick bastards than should be expected to survive an apocalypse like that.
In the years since, people have been clamoring for a sequel, because that’s what we do. And, finally, in December of 2016, The Last of Us Part 2 was announced with a teaser trailer. The game looks to be more focused on Ellie this time around, and looks to be every bit as good as expected.
Well, at the Paris Games Week, Sony has unveiled a brand new trailer, bringing us back to the horrors this world has. The trailer is beautifully rendered, dark, and exceptionally brutal. If the rest of the game looks as good as this does, we’re in for a tense and terrifyingly good time.