What You Need To Know About The Last Of Us Part II | GAME Blog

What You Need To Know About The Last Of Us Part II | GAME Blog

What you need to know about the last of us part II

Following the success of the first installation in the acclaimed The Last of Us series, released in 2013, fans have been begging for a continuation to the gripping story which captured our hearts so many years ago. Well, the wait is over, The Last of Us Part II is finally here!

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Free Dynamic PS4 Theme

Although The Last of Us Part II isn't out till May, PlayStation have released a free dynamic PS4 theme to get us excited. It's totally free to download, and the artwork is simply stunning. The theme has Ellie in two very different situations. The first shows a peaceful Ellie, as she's leant against a tree playing the guitar. At night, the dynamic theme changes to a chaotic and dangerous situation that depicts Ellie fending for herself. 

The dynamic theme gives us a teaser of what to expect in-game. Want to get the theme on your PlayStation? It's free and very easy to download! All you have to do is enter your location's code below into the 'redeem code' section on the PlayStation Store and wait for it to download.

Europe/AU/NZ/Russia/Middle East/Africa/India: 9DEK-PKNG-N445

Americas: 4FMP-BBNM-J5L3

The codes expire on the 11th February 2021, so you have a whole year to use them!

Where We Left Off...

If you need us to jog your memory, we’ll give you a (very) brief rundown of the first game in the series, The Last of Us. Don’t worry, we’ll keep this spoiler-free too.

The Last of Us was a 2013 survival horror game, full of action and gripping gameplay. Let us set the scene; you’re in the USA, in a post-apocalyptic world. As in any post-apocalyptic world, there is a bounty of dangers and enemies around every corner; you must watch out for hostile humans and cannibalistic creatures, infected by the Cordyceps fungus. Part of what made this game so hard to turn off was the fact the plot is so unique.

You predominantly play as Joel, a smuggler with the task of escorting a young girl, Ellie, across the dangerous land of the United States. Why is Ellie so important, we hear you ask? Well, she is immune to the devastating infection! Her immunity could lead to a cure to the Cordyceps fungus.

The game is packed full of heart-wrenching events, and heart-stopping sequences, making you truly fall in love with the characters you’re playing. We won’t spoil too much from The Last of Us because you need to experience it for yourself- but that’s all you need to know before we move on to The Last of Us Part II.

Why Are We So Excited?

Well, the first game received such critical acclaim, highly praised for its narrative, visuals, sound, characterisation and depiction of female characters, that we want more! The story of The Last of Us is far from over, and from the teaser trailers we’ve seen so far, the second installation is not one to miss.

The Last Of Us Part II is set 5 years after the events of the first game- which is incredibly exciting in itself… what could’ve happened in that time period?! Living in Jackson, 19-year old Ellie finally has her chance to finally feel like a teenager and build lasting relationships. Unfortunately, the peace is shattered as she is thrusted into trouble after crossing a mysterious cult.

After the devastating event that broke the peace of the thriving community, she embarks on vengeance to hunt down who is responsible. Along her way she is confronted with physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.

The plot for Part 2 promises to be a complex and emotional story within a dark and dangerous world. Characters are more realistic than ever before putting players at the heart of the treacherous but stunning world.

Naughty Dog have evolved the gameplay systems throwing life-and-death situations throughout Ellie’s journey. Her struggle for survival is more evident than ever with improved high-intensity melee combat, dynamic stealth and fluid movement. Personalize Ellie’s capabilities to suit your play style and follow her through this dangerous journey.

With all new features to explore and new enemies to avoid, we can’t wait for The Last of Us Part II to be released on 29th May 2020.

Special Editions

As this release is so highly anticipated, special editions are highly sought after. As a retailer, we’re super thankful and lucky to offer special editions and even a GAME Exclusive for The Last of Us Part II!

With The Last of Us Part II Special Edition you receive:

- The full game and awesome Steelbook case

- A 48 page Mini Art Book

- A set of 6 PSN Avatars

- A fantastic PS4 Dynamic Theme!

The wonderful GAME Exclusive The Last of Us Standard Plus edition you receive:

- Alternative Cover Artwork for the game

- The Last of Us Part II branded tote bag, key ring and badge set!

If you’re new to the series or don’t want to splash on a special edition, you can also purchase the standard edition of The Last of Us Part II here.

That's the last from us

Well, we hope you’re excited for the release of this fantastic addition to The Last of Us series!