'The Last of Us 2' News & Update: Naughty Dog Sets Release Date for 2021? Game May Feature Parallel Story

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Oct 15, 2016 06:19 AM EDT
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Three years ago, we were graced with one of the best action-adventure survival horror video games ever, Naughty Dog's "The Last of Us." The game garnered so many positive reviews and even multiple Game of the Year awards. Since then, Naughty Dog kept mum on a possible sequel. But what's the latest news and update on "The Last of Us 2?"

The latest news and update on "The Last of Us 2" is that Naughty Dog sets a release date for 2021 for the highly anticipated game. The latest rumors surrounding "The Last of US 2" indicate that Naughty Dog is already in its early stages of development and will be released sometime in 2021.

According to a Reddit interview, "The Last of Us" creator Neil Druckmann is looking to deliver another smashing story to "The Last of Us 2." While the 2013 game was praised for its compelling storyline and exemplary cinematic gameplay following main characters Joel and Ellie, it seems that the sequel will follow a similar parallel story. It seems that the sequel will feature several new characters who may or may not be in the same world that Ellie and Joel exist in.

From the beginning, Naughty Dog's Druckmann and Troy Baker had been committed to delivering the best storytelling with "The Last of Us." It would be no surprise that they commit to delivering another life-changing story with "The Last of Us 2." Naughty Dog looks like they are already in early development for the game, as per GameSpot. It is rumored to be set for a 2021 release. If this is true, this would be eight years following "The Last of Us" release.

If Ellie and Joel will be joined by new characters in "The Last of Us 2," fans would definitely be excited to find out how the dynamic would play out. Make sure to check back when we reveal the official release date of "The Last of Us 2." Meanwhile, comment below on what you'd like to see in the upcoming game from Naughty Dog.

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