Watch 'The Last of Us Part II' Trailer From E3 2018

The deepest look we got at the game yet is equal parts heartfelt and brutal.

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Jun 12 2018, 1:31am

Sony’s E3 press conference started with slow banjo music that preceded a trailer for The Last of Us Part II. Like its predecessor, The Last of Us Part II looks like a mix of well-crafted story and brutal combat. We didn’t see any of the infected— The Last of Us’ fungus zombies—but we did see series protagonist Ellie murdering a dozen of her fellow humans.

Ellie is older and Joel—her surrogate father—is nowhere to be seen. She’s living a life, seems to have a girlfriend, but there’s something unsettled in her. The gameplay shows us why. She's a brutal killing machine—stealthing through the environment, shooting people in the face, and cutting men down in a way that sometimes feels a little too real.

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