As promised, Naughty Canine has served up one other (grisly) serving to of The Final of Us Half 2 for gamers to pore over forward of the sport’s June launch; there have been refreshers of beforehand revealed mechanics, a smattering of recent particulars, and the entire thing culminated in a sizeable slab of gameplay, showcasing stealth in addition to extraordinarily visceral fight.
Setting the scene with some primary story particulars, director Neil Druckman defined The Final of Us Half 2 picks up a number of years after the occasions of the primary sport, with Ellie, now 19-years-old, settled right into a thriving group of survivors, located in Jackson, Wyoming. Nevertheless, after a violent incident throughout the commune, Ellie units out for retribution and justice, embarking on an journey spanning seasons and quite a few gorgeously realised areas, from the the snowy mountains of Jackson to the luxurious Pacific Midwest.
The majority of the motion, nonetheless, is alleged to unfold in throughout the previous quarantine zone of Seattle, the place a battle between two warring factions – the well-armed, well-trained Washington Liberation Entrance, which previously resisted Seattle’s navy occupation, and a non secular cult often known as the Seraphites. The latter, additionally known as Scars because of their self-inflicted wounds, are extra reliant on stealth and silent weapons when encountered within the wild.
There’s, in fact, a 3rd enemy to be careful within the type of the Contaminated, with The Final of Us Half 2 introducing numerous new varieties, together with Shamblers – massive, closely armoured enemies lined in pustules that expel spore cloud that may burn their victims. And in areas the place people and Contaminated are current collectively, they both be eradicated one after the other or performed off in opposition to one another, utilizing the following chaos to progress undetected.
Elsewhere in Naughty Canine’s 25-minute video – which prevented story spoilers past the very fundamentals – the developer supplied a short rundown of a few of Ellie’s new and returning skills.
She will be able to, as an example, experience horseback to cross the expansive environments, information a ship throughout Seattle’s flooded streets, and has entry to new traversal mechanics for extra fluid motion world wide, whether or not merely exploring or in fight. Climbing and leaping are enhanced by a rope that can be utilized to scale vertical terrain and swing throughout obstacles – helpful for reaching uncommon sources, new areas, and facet narratives.
Lots extra is mentioned within the video, together with crafting enhancements and additions, the brand new workbench system – enabling scavenged elements for use to switch weapon attributes, all visualised on the weapon fashions themselves – and a glimpse at guard canine, which may lead enemies to Ellie’s place, if she will be able to’t shake off her personal scent-trail, seen in Hear Mode.
Most of these components come collectively in a ten-minute gameplay sequence that sees Ellie shifting from the flooded streets of Seattle into an deserted constructing seeking a lady named Nora; as you would possibly anticipate, loads of brutally happens alongside the way in which.
If you happen to’d slightly avert your eyes and save The Final of Us Half 2’s deeply atmospheric sights in your personal play-through, you will not have lengthy to attend. It involves PS4 on 19th June.