The Last of Us, part 2, is a super product that is waiting for the world. Naughty Dog knows how to attract fans’ attention when the plot incorporates many seemingly irrelevant elements in the trailer.
After the first part’s success, The Last of Us, part 2, is currently very interested. It was the opening of the first part that made fans more curious about the second part. In trailers or interviews, Naughty Dog spoke briefly and incorporated a lot of seemingly unrelated elements. Fans worldwide have to continually guess which direction the Last of Us part 2 will develop.
Many assumptions about the content of part 2 have been made. Please join me in analyzing the details you may have missed in the trailer and making comments on the content of The Last of Us part 2.
Joel and Ellie can both die
This information was revealed slightly by Neil Druckmann at the Playstation Experience 2017 event. Initially, he said: “Everyone can die at some point, in The Last of Us part 2. Nobody is safe. We want everyone to experience the new style of going in the dark direction of the game. And in The Last of Us part 2, even the two main characters Joel and Ellie, can die. ”
This information made gamers feel too shocked. If Druckmann’s words are right, then most likely, the second part’s plot will favor Ellie’s revenge. And in the end, she was forced to die for this. Any vengeance can cost your life. This is indeed the darkest direction for the second part of The Last of Us.
Ellie is pregnant
Although there aren’t any details on this direction for the second part, this is a fascinating theory. In Uncharted 4, fans found a surprising detail, a poster titled “The Last of Us – American Daughters”, along with a picture of a young woman wearing a face. Gas masks and pregnancy.
Remember that both Uncharted and The Last of Us are Naughty Dog’s, so the games have a few related details that implicitly reveal each other’s secrets. So the fans speculated that the woman was Ellie, and she was pregnant. As we all know, Ellie is the first (maybe the only) who can resist the infected virus by herself. The ending at the end of part one is also the ending.
She had most likely submitted herself to the government or some other organization to help research the cure for the world. During the study, the organization used artificial insemination and gave Ellie a pregnancy to verify if Ellie was born with the same illness. Of course, she later found out that the organization was having other plots and began to flee. This is also an interesting theory.
Ellie’s mother appeared.
Besides, some people think that the woman on the comic cover is Ellie’s mother, and her life and how she is resistant to viruses will also be dug more in-depth in this section. We all know Ellie’s mother is named Anna. And Naughty Dog also briefly introduced the mysterious woman present in the second trailer, played by Laura Baily, suspected to be her mother.
A closer look at the poster found in Uncharted 4 shows that the woman is wearing a gas mask. If it was Ellie, why did she have to do that while she was immune to toxic gases as well as viruses?
You can see the 2nd trailer will not appear Ellie or Joel but all-new characters, not even revealed in the first part. Naughty Dog has stated that every game element will revolve around Ellie, so this hypothesis is reasonable.
Joel died, Ellie went crazy enough to have hallucinations.
Until now, Joel’s fate remains a big question mark. Although the gameplay trailer mentioned him at the last E3 event, that was not enough for fans to authenticate. Naughty Dogs also did not reveal any information about Joel but only said that Ellie is the only character the player can control in part 2. So, where is Joel? Most likely, he was dead.
Take a look at the first trailer of The Last of Us, part 2—a background in a house full of gore and corpses. Ellie also appeared with the guitar and looked like she had just finished fighting. As for Joel, he strolled from the outside, his clothes very clean, without a trace of blood even though his hand was a gun. Fans also noticed that the shirt Ellie wore when it was male. Although in the post-apocalyptic world, the concept of male-female fashion no longer exists, it is still a very noticeable detail.
Another theory is that for some reason, Joel was forced to end his life with the gun he held in the first trailer. And that image forever haunted Ellie for the rest of her life. Joel may have been bitten by mutants and infected with the virus. At that time, Ellie was only motivated, the reason for the theory of surrendering to the government to extract antibiotics.