- Aug 25, 2020
PlayStation has announced a new The Last of Us Part 2 video series, and the first episode is available now. With a little less than a month to go until The Last of Us Part 2 is out in the wild, PlayStation announced this new series in a blog post today, on May 13, with plans for a new episode to be released every Wednesday for the next three weeks. This series will cover different aspects of the game including its story, gameplay and more. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/05/13/the-last-of-us-part-ii-inside-the-story-video"] "The Last of Us Part II is by far the largest and most ambitious game we've ever made and there will be so much for you to dig into when it arrives on June 19th," Naughty Dog Senior Communications Manager Scott Lowe said in the blog post. "Leading up to the launch, we're releasing a brand new series of videos breaking down key aspects of the game." Lowe said each video will feature interviews with members of the Naughty Dog team to discuss design, technology, and many of the ideas that helped shape the game over its six-year long period of development. The first episode, which is available now, is titled "Inside the Story" and dives into the core themes being explored in the story including a look at Ellie and Joel's life in Jackson County, Wyoming. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=the-last-of-us-part-2-new-screenshots&captions=true"] Each episode will be spoiler-free (although the video's comments and replies on social media are sure to be filled with spoilers so be cautious wading into those), according to Lowe. The first episode dropped dropped today, May 13, and the next episode, "Inside the Gameplay", will drop on May 20. The third episode, "Inside the Details", will be released on May 27 and the final episode of the series, "Inside the World", will be released on June 3. The Last of Us Part 2 will release 16 days later on Friday, June 19. Read about how the game went gold last week and then read about how hackers exploited an older Naughty Dog game to leak The Last of Us Part 2 details. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.