To kickstart this year's E3 press event by Sony PlayStation, we're given new footage of The Last of Us 2, both cinematic and gameplay.
The trailer begins with a rural church style setting, festivities happening all about. A younger Ellie engages in a dance with a female love interest, only to flash-cut to Ellie committing some good old fashioned murder in a dark, wet landscape. From here out we get to watch as the protagonists engage in tense gameplay against a band of violent scavengers. We catch glimpses of UI elements, weapon selections, sealth, and finishers. Once safety is found, it flash-cuts back to the romantic partner, reinforcing how bleak things have become in the future.
We first heard about The Last of Us 2 in 2016's E3, and again at last year's Paris Games Week. Though neither of them revealed as much about the game as this new trailer has. Ellie has grown up, still immune to the Cordyceps brain infection, and its clear how hardened she's become by the ordeals of her life. This is shaping up to be an extremely memorable game, whenever it eventually releases.