The leaked release date for Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us Part 2 is too good to be true.
A listing for Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us Part 2 has surfaced on Amazon Italy, and it has a release date of March 29, 2019. If this is true, then we’ll be returning to the post-apocalyptic wasteland with Joel and Ellie way before any of us anticipated.
© Amazon – Source: Unilad
Fans of The Last Of Us should be sceptical of this leak as the game would be releasing in March with Devil May Cry 5 and The Division 2 without any significant build-up. Unilad noted that Sony announced Spider-Man’s release date only three months before launch, but there’s a major difference between Marvel’s most iconic superhero and a popular video game property. The webcrawler is a hero for all ages so his financial success was always guaranteed, meanwhile Joel and Ellie are original and relatively new characters that remain unknown to a good chunk of people.
Marvel’s Spider-Man also had a lot of trailers and gameplay demos before its release, in contrast to The Last Of Us Part 2 which has only been shown sparingly. Yes, Naughty Dog said the game was around 60 percent complete back in December 2017, but there’s more factors to a video game’s launch than it just being finished.
While a March 2019 release isn’t unfathomable, it’s a highly unlikely dream fans shouldn’t be sucked into. It would undoubtedly be amazing to play The Last Of Us Part 2 as early as possible, but the game’s likely availability will either be late 2019 or 2020. For all anybody knows, the sequel to Sony’s best exclusive could be a PS5 launch title to gurantee console pre-orders.