'The Last of Us 2' News & Updates: Main Themes Of The Game's Plot Revealed? Find Out More Here!

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Dec 12, 2016 06:32 PM EST

"The Last of Us 2" turning from rumor to reality is sending a lot of fans into a frenzy. It all began with a poster for the original "The Last of Us" that had clues to the sequel, and now that it's out in the open, people can't stop speculating about it. There's not a lot that we know yet, but little by little fans are beginning to understand what's coming in the game that doesn't have a specific release date in 2018 as of now.

The latest bit of information comes by way of an interview that Naughty Dog creative Neil Druckmann gave last July. GameRant, who dug up Druckmann's radio interview with Southern California Public Radio, made the connection that the unnamed game he was discussing at the time was actually "The Last of Us 2." In that interview, Druckmann mentioned that "the game he was working on" that time involved themes of revisiting the past and why characters come to be the way they are.

"The Last of Us 2" is apparently set either five years in the past, or five years in the future. If it is set in the past, then what he said in the interview makes sense. Druckmann shared that he was exploring themes of religion and how religious people would normally explain events and incidents as things happening for a reason. The story he mentioned in his interview deals with the choices people have to make and the things that happen to them that make them into who they are in the future.

At this point, there are a lot of fan theories surrounding the plot of "The Last of Us 2," including scenarios where Joel may be dead, or Ellie may be dead. There's even a fan theory going around that Ellie may be pregnant, due to a leaked "The Last of Us" comic book cover where a woman who looks like an older Ellie has an obvious baby bump. That, or the story could be about Ellie's mother, which is also plausible since Ellie is very young in the first game. Whatever it is, we'll find out in the coming days, so stay tuned to GamenGuide for more updates.

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