‘The Last of Us Part II’ comes to PS4 in May 2020

The anticipated PlayStation 4 (PS4) sequel of “The Last of Us” has a new release date, the game director announced on Thursday.

The Last of Us Part II (The Last of Us Part II website / MANILA BULLETIN

The Last of Us Part II (The Last of Us Part II website / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Let me cut to the chase and get the news out of the way. The Last of Us Part II has a new release date of May 29, 2020,” Neil Druckmann, the game director said in a blog spot.

“I know. It was just about a month ago when we had our big blowout for the game, letting media play over two hours of it along with debuting our new story trailer and revealing the release date. The positive response we saw from our community was overwhelming. You can feel the energy among the team members. After working on something for so many years, it’s invigorating to get a glimpse of validation for all the hard work,” he added.

It was earlier announced by the Publisher Sony that it will be released on February 21, 2020.

“The Last of Us” is a horror survival game released in 2013. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where there was an outbreak of a mutant type of fungus that turns infected human hosts into monsters. Majority of the population got infected and the world descended into chaos, decimating the civilization.

The main character Joel, is a smuggler trying to stay human in the infected country of the United States.

According to “The Last of Us Part II” website, it is the continuation of that story five years after the events in the first game.