Naughty Dog may have been planning to release The Last of Us Part II this fall, however, a new rumor suggests the game’s release has now been pushed back to 2020.
Rumors began to swirl earlier this year that The Last of Us Part II was finally going to hit shelves this fall after a South American retailer released a promo poster which suggested an October 2019 street date. According to Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier, The Last of Us Part II was indeed set to debut this fall, however, the game has now been pushed back to release early next year.
Looks like Death Stranding is about to get announced for a November release. The Last of Us 2 was also planned for fall 2019 but I actually just heard it got bumped to early 2020, possibly February? Either way, wild final year for PS4 https://t.co/wh6kimA73b
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) May 29, 2019
While PlayStation opted to sit out of E3 2019, Spanish outlet Legion de Jugadores is also suggesting new footage and the release date will be revealed during a State of Play live stream tomorrow, May 30. Take this all with a grain of salt as nothing has been confirmed.
Not many details on The Last of Us Part II have been revealed officially. Naughty Dog has only shared a small amount of gameplay footage, along with only one trailer and one cinematic reveal. But the sequel has been teased to feature a story that is the thematic opposite of the first game when we pick up with Ellie five years later after the events of The Last of Us. It will also introduce a religious cult known as the Seraphites who are a threat to the survivors in the post-apocalyptic world.
Several signs have suggested the game was originally being planned to release in 2019. Last year’s Outbreak Day may have teased a 2019 release date after Naughty Dog listed a soundtrack description for The Last of Us Part II that included a copyright date set to 2019. The Last of Us composer Gustavo Santaolalla who has returned to score The Last of Us Part II also teased the game would be coming soon during a recent performance.
In addition, Naughty Dog was also recently adding new members to its staff, possibly hinting that the development team was getting ready to crunch their way to a release date. Neil Druckmann, writer and creative director at Naughty Dog, revealed in April that filming of the cinematics for Joel and Ellie had been completed.
Both Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson have reprised their roles as Joel and Ellie respectively. Newcomers to the cast include Westworld actress Shannon Woodard, Patrick Fugit, Laura Bailey, Victoria Grace, Ian Alexander, and Stephen A. Chang.
So what do you think? Could The Last of Us Part II finally be arriving in 2020? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed
New character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.
This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.
You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.
Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:
“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”
Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.