After a quiet couple of months, Sony and PlayStation have returned with a brand new episode of State of Play for September 2019. After some negative comparisons to Nintendo’s slick Direct live streams, Sony’s third State of Play sported a brand new look and, more importantly, brought us some much-needed updates to Sony’s lineup after the company’s absence from the E3 stage.
If you missed out on the live stream itself, don’t fret because we’ve got a roundup of all the biggest announcements and trailers from PlayStation’s September State of Play right here for you to browse at your leisure.
The unexpected is the bests
The Last of Us 2 was the game that we had confirmation was going to appear and it was, as expected, the star of the stream and was used to wrap things up. We weren’t entirely sure what to expect but Sony ended our collective agony and presented us with a cinematic trailer comprised of clips from the game showing Ellie and, crucially, Joel. You can watch this atmospheric trailer for yourself on YouTube.
Mark your calendars
Even more importantly, we finally got that release date. The Last of Us 2 will be releasing on February 21, 2020. As was long suspected. Five years after the events of The Last Of Us, you’ll be playing as an older Ellie, who managed to find some sort of peace with girlfriend Dina even as the world still tries to move on from the horrific virus that almost ended humanity. However, tragedy turns The Last Of Us Part II into much more of a revenge-focused story, and you’ll once again take Ellie on a journey through the disease-and-monster-infected country. This, of course, means the return of Joel, who the trailer finally reveals in all his hobo beard glory.