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‘The Last of Us Part 2’ release date: What to expect from the game’s villains

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“The Last of Us Part 2” is expected to be far more intense in its storyline than its predecessor, which would be impressive given what Naughty Dog managed to pen the first time around. The main theme of the story will be hatred as has been highlighted in one of the game’s trailer.

“I am going to kill every last one of them,” Ellie said in “The Last of Us Part 2” footage released nearly three years ago. As of this writing, it’s still unclear who earned the wrath of the teenager, but it appears that the Seraphites may have something to do with it.

Described as a fanatical group, the Seraphites are a violent faction which believes that what they’re doing is righteous. What’s really interesting about this group is how they’ll communicate in “The Last of Us Part 2.”

Enemies in The Last of Us Part 2 will be smarter

They’re going to be using their own jargon to communicate with each other, including whistles that alert members of nearby dangers. “The Last of Us Part 2” creative director Neil Druckmann said that enemies in the game has been created to be smarter and was given an improved awareness system to communicate with each other effectively, Kotaku reported.

“We wanted to make our enemies more threatening, and that meant making them smarter. So we kind of rewrote the awareness system because we have much larger levels with more hiding spots and more verticality—because now there’s a jump button—they need ways to traverse all those complicated ways through the level,” Druckmann said. He went on to say that the “The Last of Us Part 2” won’t have instant detection across all enemies in the vicinity.

Instead, they’ll need to convey information before others can pinpoint your exact location. “The Last of Us Part 2” will provide a brief window to stop enemies from exposing your hiding spot, which is a great battle mechanic since it’ll add tension and immersion whenever players are tasked to infiltrate enemy bases.

Indeed, the developers placed heavy emphasis on stealth and are one of the highlights of the recent trailer revealed during the Gamestop Manager Show. “The Last of Us Part 2” will also allow players to use Clickers to their advantage although details about this option remain unknown for now.

With regards to the release date of the sequel, Sony and Naughty Dog haven’t confirmed anything on this front either. But rumors are heavily pointing at a February 2020 release date. Let’s just hope that the new “The Last of Us Part 2” trailer will be revealed soon as the information drought surrounding the title is making fans restless by the week.

By J Russ Isberto
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