The PlayStation 4 exclusives The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima are the most hotly anticipated games of the year. Both titles have been affected by the current pandemic, but after weeks of waiting, fans now have a release date for the two games.
A recent post by Sony reveals the official release dates for The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima. While fans are still worried about possible delays because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many are still hopeful that these releases will pull through as promised.
‘The Last of Us 2’
The game’s original release date was May 29, but now Sony revealed that the release date had been moved by a few weeks. It will officially launch on June 19. At long last, fans will get to see the next chapter in Joel and Ellie’s story.
According to Sony, in the post, the release date signifies the easing of global distribution. As they have said before regarding the delay of the sequel, one of the reasons was that they were having logistics issues and that they wanted everyone to enjoy the game at the same time.
Serving as a direct sequel to The Last of Us, the next game is set exactly five years after the original game. This time around, players will take control of Ellie, who’s more agile and nimble. Stealth will become a bigger factor in the sequel as Naughty Dog has promised that the AI will be smarter and more relentless.
Fans are expecting even better survival mechanics this time, and from gameplay trailers, it seems like Naughty Dog is ready to deliver another Game of the Year candidate.
‘Ghost of Tsushima’
Gamers will have to ready their wallets as on July 17, Sucker Punch Productions’ samurai epic, the Ghost of Tsushima will launch as well.
This is a completely new IP from Sony, and in it, players will play a pivotal role in a war that’s nearing its end. As the Ghost, players will have to make the right decisions as allies can turn their backs on them once they see bad morals in play.
One of the unique features of the game is that it will not have any waypoints or markers when exploring the world. This means if players want to get to another point for a quest, they’ll have to rely on their knowledge of the land.
The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima joins the PS4’s impressive selection of exclusive titles. Hopefully, delays won’t occur anymore as fans have been very patient already.
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