The Last of Us Part II theorycrafters may have just had a wrench thrown into their speculations. Game director Neil Druckmann has revealed that the first trailer we saw won’t actually be a part of the game.
That trailer, for those who don’t remember, is the one that depicted an older Ellie playing the guitar in a bloody room, a corpse at her feet. Druckmann discussed that trailer, as well as the longer reveal that we saw later, in a discussion with insomniac’s Ted Price on The AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook podcast.
“The first trailer we showed kind of exists purely as an announcement,” Druckmann explained during the podcast. “It’s not a scene that takes place in the game.”
This may scrap several fan theories that surfaced around the trailer. It seems to have existed more to establish the tone of the game than to have shown any factual events. However, there’s still plenty for fans to discuss surrounding the events of the Paris Games Week trailer, including the identity of the characters that starred in it.
The Last of Us Part II doesn’t currently have a release date, and the game’s composer suggests we may be waiting a long time. The game will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive.