The news was also accompanied by an appropriately creepy teaser trailer in which Ellie threatens to "kill every last one of them".
"What are you doing, kiddo?" he asks as she plucks away. Some of the other interesting tidbits; Ellie is now 19 years old and playing as her will have differences in gameplay from playing as Joel in the first one. Some fans believed that Joel and Ellie's story doesn't need a sequel.
Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann just revealed that the studio has started working on the sequel to 2013's highly-regarded action-adventure survival horror video game, The Last of Us. Are you excited to see more of Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us Part 2? Druckmann said that the story is going to be an epic journey, details Polygon. He did not confirm or comment on who Ellie is targeting with her hatred or revenge though, but some very interesting hints have found their way online this afternoon.
We can expect to see Ellie back in action when the Last of Us Part II comes out.
He assures fans that so much thought was given to the sequel and that they also feel the worry of spoiling the first game due to their decision.
For the motion capture process for the game, Naughty Dog actually crafted models based on Ellie and Joel, and combined their motion capture performances to bring them to life.
Meanwhile, in addition to Neil Druckmann, voice actors Nolan North and Troy Baker also confirmed as early as a year ago that "The Last of Us 2" was already in initial development.
Sony did warn that this was super-early footage of the game, but there's hope it could be coming out within the next couple of years, especially if the team does use the same assets and engine used to make The Last of Us Remastered.
No release date was mentioned at the announcement, but it's likely to be around November 2017.