The Last of Us 2 Trailer Teases Ellie’s Difficult Choices Ahead

The Last of Us 2's new trailer showcases some of what we can expect from Ellie's journey and the hardships she'll face on the way.

As promised, Naughty Dog dropped a new trailer for The Last of Us 2 this morning. And if it’s any indication of what’s to come when The Last of Us 2 releases on June 19, we’re in for quite a ride.

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If you want to go into the game blind, there are some minor spoilers that follow, though you probably wouldn’t be here if you wanted to avoid spoilers … 

Ellie is, no surprise, the trailer’s central focus. There’s a big emphasis on her and Joel parting ways, physically and ideologically. Ellie’s no longer afraid to act alone or to use lethal force to get what she wants and needs.

That should come as no surprise after the events of The Last of Us (and if you don’t know what happened yet, stop reading right now and go play it).

Ellie’s leaving Jackson, but the clickers aren’t all she has to worry about for very spoilery reasons. New character Jesse seems to play a significant role, serving as a counterpoint for Ellie’s newfound brutality. Everyone wants the same goal, but — the trailer asks — how far should they go to get it? If the trailer ending is any indication, Ellie is willing to go pretty far.

We’re just over a month out from The Last of Us 2‘s release date, so, fortunately, we won’t have long to wait to find out more. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news on The Last of Us 2, and check out our TLoU2 pre-order guide if you haven’t already.

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Josh Broadwell
Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.