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‘The Last Of Us Part 2’ Rumoured To Receive Release Date This Week

‘The Last Of Us Part 2’ Rumoured To Receive Release Date This Week

Okay, note the "rumoured" in the headline there, please. We bring you this less as news, more as hopeful wishful thinking. And with that made clear, onto the matter at hand: Naughty Dog's The Last Of Us Part II might be getting a release date really soon. Like, this week, really soon. Which is a bit exciting, isn't it?

A pair of Spanish-language gaming sites are reporting that the much-anticipated sequel to one of PlayStation's most-loved exclusives is but days away from getting a release date locked in. Said sites - Game Reactor and Legion de Jugadores - aren't exactly small-fry outlets over there (I mean, they're not huge either, but they're not fan sites or one-man blogs, is what we're saying), and cite 'sources' (classic) for their tip-offs.

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Now, we know that The Last Of Us Part II isn't purely targeting Sony's next-gen console, the PS5 or whatever they call it, and will come to PS4. So a release date of this year, or early 2020, sure isn't out of the question, with the game getting a performance patch later down the line when the new console's out. And according to the rumours - as picked up by Push Square - that release date will get announced before we hit next weekend.

Factor in that something Death Stranding-related is happening tomorrow (29 May), based on tweets from game director Hideo Kojima and cast members of the mysterious action title, and it's reasonable to guess that PlayStation is plotting a significant news blast regarding upcoming exclusives before E3 kicks off. The company isn't attending in 2019, so getting punters hyped for their own-brand output before we all get consumed by what *is* at the show is a shrewd move.

The Last Of Us Part II / Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Naughty Dog
The Last Of Us Part II / Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Naughty Dog

New trailers for Death Stranding, The Last Of Us Part II and, maybe, Sucker Punch's The Ghost of Tsushima, collected as another State of Play stream, would set Sony fans salivating at what they have to look forward to, before the gaming conversation inevitably shifts to the third-party content of E3, and Microsoft's portfolio of new software expected to be showcased, like Halo Infinite.

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Throw in something more on Dreams, and even something that's completely new (the confirmation of a Horizon Zero Dawn sequel or prequel, anyone?), and that's one heck of a Big Deal broadcast, slap-bang before we all go nuts over, and lose sleep to, the E3 news coming out of Los Angeles.

Are you looking forward to seeing what PlayStation has up its sleeves for 2019, and beyond, even though they're not at E3 this year? Do you see that as a good move, or a potentially damaging one for the PlayStation brand? Let us know - we're on Twitter and Facebook, and we're now live on Snapchat Discover, too.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Topics: Technology, video games, Death Stranding, gamingbible

Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Former gigs include VICE Gaming, BBC Music, BBC Gaming Show. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016), 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016), 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games' (2019). Contact: [email protected]

 

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