As if you didn’t need another reason to make the trek to PAX East 2020, Naughty Dog has announced The Last of Us Part II will be playable. Yep, I didn’t expect it but I’m psyched as hell about the recent turn of events.

For those heading to the event, as several of us, you’ll be able to get your first hands-on with eagerly anticipated PlayStation 4 title. You’ll have 60 minutes to play an early part of the game in a game mode called “Patrol”.

Not only did Ellie and Joel’s journey begin in Boston, but PAX East also has special meaning for us: it was where we gave you the first ever opportunity to go hands on with The Last of Us back in 2013. We thought it would only be fitting to return to the city that started it all to give fans the first-ever public hands-on with The Last of Us Part II. From February 27 until March 1, attendees will have an opportunity to play “Patrol,” featuring an early area of the game where Ellie and Dina must venture out of Jackson into the surrounding areas to clear out infected. The demo will span an hour of gameplay and provide just a small glimpse into what awaits you in the full game.

There’s only one problem, everyone is going to want to play the demo. So for now, you’ll have to secure your spot by using the Experience PlayStation mobile app, which you can download on both the Apple Store and Google Play. Now, don’t think you’ll able to get that spot now. Nope, you’ll have to wait until PAX East 2020 starts before you can do so.


So make sure you have the app downloaded and ready to go!

The Last Of Us Part II releases for the PlayStation 4 on May 29th, 2020 and needless to say that we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Especially me as I was a huge fan of the original game, having beaten it several times now. NaughtyDog had crafted a world that managed to grab me and didn’t let go until the ending. I suspect the same will hold true for the sequel.

If you’ve forgotten about the game, though I doubt anyone has, then refresh your mind with the release date trailer below.


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