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The Last of Us: Part II – Trailer No.2 Announcement

 

It’s been close to a year since we saw the first trailer for Naughty Dog‘s; The Last of Us: Part 2, and now we finally have a new trailer. I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of The Last of Us. The world Naughty Dog created, the characters and their journeys were all incredible. So it’s a safe to assume I’m driving myself a little insane over this new trailer.

If you haven’t seen it yet, then check out the trailer below and then continue reading.

 

Trailer Breakdown

The most notable thing about this latest trailer, is that our beloved Joel and Ellie aren’t in it. Which might seem disappointing, since we’re so attached to Joel and Ellie. Also, with the amount of fan speculation regarding Joel‘s where-abouts in the first trailer, I was hoping for some sort of confirmation that he is indeed alive and well.

However, we do see a new set of characters.

First up, we see two people dragging a woman through a dark, wet, woodland area, then throw her to the ground to look up at what horrific fate awaits her.

Straight off the bat, we’re shown the level of brutality that people living in this world experience. Perhaps what’s more daunting, is the fact that the hanging and gutted body doesn’t appear to be one of the infected.

 

From here, the situation only gets darker. With a noose around her neck and a knife pressing into her stomach, our victim’s fate seems sealed. It’s at this point that we’re introduced to a woman that appears to be in charge, and it’s clear she has a history with our hanging victim.

A Dark Situation

These people seem to be religious zealots and members of a cult. Throwing around words like “infested with Sin” makes that pretty clear.

Luckily, just before she guts our hanging victim the leader’s attention is drawn to another woman. A woman she knows by a first name basis:

Yara! Where is the other apostate?”

After her question isn’t answered, she instructs the two men holding Yara to “clip her wings”, and what follows is brutal. Now I speculate that Yara may be a member of the Fireflies. Or, maybe this group of fanatics are actually the Fireflies. After all, it wouldn’t be difficult to imagine them descending to this level of depravity. Especially after Joel and Ellie‘s encounter with them at the end of the first game.

After Yara‘s left arm is badly broken, the man responsible passes the hammer to his partner to do the same to her right. However, just as he’s about to strike, someone lands one hell of a shot, followed by another, just to make sure… Then the fighting starts. With one man down, Yara takes the hammer and gets rid of the other man.

After a few arrows fly from the treeline, the primary antagonist in the trailer is stopped from killing Yara. She’s grabbed by the woman she left hanging and held there until Yara delivers the killing blow with a hammer – leaving the hanging woman, just… hanging.

The “other apostate” emerges from the treeline and we learn that the hanging woman is a member of the very group trying to hang and gut her. Here comes the only scene that makes it clear that this is The Last of Us:

The Last of Us 2 Trailer Screenshot

 

Let us know what you think of the new trailer in the comments below.