Best of E3 2018 - The Last of Us Part II – Showcase Trailer - Developer Naughty Dog – Director Neil Druckmann, Anthony Newman & Kurt Margenau – Designer Emilia Schatz & Richard Cambler - Writers Neil Druckmann & Halley Gross – Composer Gustavo Santaola
The Last of Us Part II is an upcoming action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog ...
The Last of Us Part II is an upcoming action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It is the sequel to 2013's The Last of Us. It was announced at the PlayStation Experience event in December 2016. Set five years after the events of The Last of Us, the game will follow an older Ellie as the main protagonist as she continues to survive in the infected world.
In January 2017, PlayStation Blog awarded The Last of Us Part II in the category of Most Anticipated Game of the Year. Later that year, it won Most Wanted Game at the Golden Joystick Awards, and Most Anticipated Game at The Game Awards. On July 2, 2018 the game was awarded in the category of Special Commendation for Graphics and Sound at the Game Critics Awards. While the game's second trailer was mostly well received, it drew some criticism for its violence. Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, defended the trailer, stating that the game is "made by adults to be played by adults". Druckmann explained: "We’re making a game about the cycle of violence and we’re making a statement about violent actions and the impact they have ... [the idea] was for the player to feel repulsed by some of the violence they are committing themselves."
The cutscene featured in the 2018 E3 presentation in which Ellie kisses another woman, Dina (Shannon Woodward), was noted for its accomplishment in making a kiss – traditionally difficult to animate – come across as passionate and believable. Critics also praised the improved graphics, enemies' AI, and combat.