The trailer and release date for The Last Of Us Part II are here 9 months ago

The trailer and release date for The Last Of Us Part II are here

It's finally here.

Speaking today, the game's director Neil Druckmann gave fans the lowdown on what to expect from the sequel to The Last of Us.

The award-winning survival horror game has been begging for a sequel since it first dropped five years ago, and now fans finally have a trailer, and a release date.

"Thank you for being patient with us," said Druckmann. "Very patient. Even though we’ve been eager to share more about The Last of Us Part II and tell you its release date, we wanted to wait until we were close to wrapping up production and we were confident in the date itself.

"We began working on this game over five years ago. It’s hard to describe the immense pressure of following up the first game. We know how much you love this world and its characters — especially Ellie and Joel. Believe me, we’re fans as well. We love them.

"Which is why we spent years crafting a game that we feel will do them justice, telling a nuanced story that deals with the core question: how far would you go to exact justice against the people that hurt the ones you love? It’s a highly emotional story with complex themes that befit the world of The Last of Us."

The three minute trailer gives fans an in-depth look at the world they'll be joining next year, and includes the shock revelation that a certain character appears to be alive.

The Last of Us Part II will drop on 21 February, 2020.

Clip via Playstation

Some fans had also expected a trailer for a new game in the Arkham series, but alas it was not to be.