E3 Trailer: ‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Shows Off Stealth Gameplay

The Last Of Us 2's E3 2018 Trailer Shows Ellie At A Dance And Fighting Enemies

But nothing could have quite prepared audiences for what we got for The Last Of Us Part 2 at E3, with not only a visually stunning story trailer, but our first glimpse at new and improved gameplay. That's where we left Joel and Ellie at the end of the first game, their cross-country journey eventually leading them a few hundred miles back to a settlement overseen by Joel's estranged brother.

The showing of a gay kiss naturally stirred a lot of interest online, not least because video games - or at least big budget video games, have a very poor history of including LGBTQ+ characters, let alone protagonists. Unfortunately, it seems he will not be. But now we have an intimate exchange between the game's main character and another woman, and it's played out in front of a massive, mainstream gaming audience. The original really pushed the narrative and technical limits in the final days of the PlayStation 3 and with any luck, the sequel will do the same as the PlayStation 4 prepares to pass the torch.

The almost 12-minute spot opens unassumingly enough with Ellie nonchalantly chatting it up with a friend.

There is also the chance Druckmann is dealing in a bit of misdirection to keep things secret, but we'll have to wait and see about that.

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