Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Monday that after being delayed indefinitely earlier this month due to production complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Last of Us Part II will now be released on PlayStation 4 on June 19. The game was initially slated for a February release until an announcement made by Sony in October delayed it until May 29, 2020.
The Last of Us Part II made headlines once already today when an enormous amount of majors spoilers for the game leaked online. The leaks are said to include gameplay, menus, unfinished multiplayer code, and a number of cutscenes that include crucial story details, including how it ends. Be careful on social media for the next few days if you want to avoid potential spoilers.
Sony also announced that Sucker Punch’s highly anticipated upcoming open world samurai action-adventure game, Ghost of Tsushima, has received a new release date of July 17. The game was originally slated to release on June 26.
This is big news for Sony and their PS4 console, as the company will now have two PS4 exclusive AAA titles released this summer.
“I want to personally congratulate and thank both the teams at Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch Productions on their achievements, as we know it’s not an easy feat to reach the finish line under these circumstances,” Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Head of Worldwide Studios Hermen Hulst said in a statement on the PlayStation Blog. “Both teams have worked hard to deliver world-class experiences, and we can’t wait to see what you think of them when they release in just a few short months.”
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