SURVIVAL horror game The Last of Us 2 finally has a release date after months of delays – but spoilers have already emerged online.
The hotly-anticipated title will launch on the PlayStation 4 on June 19, Sony announced in a blog post.
The Last of Us 2 was originally scheduled to release on May 29, but has been hit by various setbacks as a result of the current global pandemic.
In its blog post, Sony revealed that another heavily-delayed PlayStation exclusive title, Ghost of Tsushima, would release July 17.
Sony’s Hermen Hulst thanked game developers Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch Productions for reaching the finish line under tricky circumstances.
“Both teams have worked hard to deliver world-class experiences, and we can’t wait to see what you think of them when they release in just a few short months,” Hermen wrote.
The original Last Of Us, released in 2013, followed the story of Joel, a bereaved father who helps escort teenager Ellie across a post-apocalyptic America.
They’re forced to contend with zombie-style cannibal humans that have been taken over by a mutant fungus, as well as hostile people, too.
The new game is set five years after the original story ended, but you’ll now play as a 19-year-old Ellie, rather than an older and less sprightly Joel.
Unfortunately, a tidal wave of spoilers for the new game leaked online this week.
Out-of-context scenes from the game have spread like wildfire across social media, leaving game director Neil Druckman “heartbroken”.
Druckman wrote on Twitter: “Heartbroken for the team. Heartbroken for our fans. We’re still incredibly excited to get the game into your hands.”
Naughty Dog urged fans not to spoil the release for others.
“No matter what you see and hear, the final experience will be worth it,” the company wrote on Twitter.
The Last Of Us 2 will almost certainly be available on the new PlayStation 5 console when it launches later this year.
Loading up a game on the PlayStation 5 will be ten times faster than on PS4, according to Sony.
As well as The Last Of Us 2, we’re expecting new God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn titles to launch with the console.
Sony has said it will release the PS5 in time for Christmas 2020. The price tag remains a closely-guarded secret.
In other news, earlier today a PlayStation fan released stunning concept images of the PS5.
Gamers across the globe can now play Google Stadia for free.
And, the PS5 and Xbox Series X could cost a hefty £500 at launch.
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