The Last of Us Part II: Naughty Dog Explains How Ellie’s Tattoo From the Trailer Was Created

on December 4, 2016 4:39 PM

Yesterday’s trailer of The Last of US Part II certainly kickstarted the imagination of many, and there is already a lot of speculation on what happened during the few years that separate the two games. One of the most interesting elements is the tattoo displayed on Ellie’s arm, and today Naughty Dog explained how it was created.

The tattoo was created by artist Natalie Hall, who also ended up being the hand model for Ellie’s own hands as she played the guitar in the video, as she mentioned herself, explained by Creative Director Neil Druckmann.

Druckmann also showcased how the tattoo was tested on the arm of UI Artist Alexandria Neonakis, as you can see below.

As a bonus, we also see a Part II version of the Outbreak Day poster by Kevin Tong and Mondo. It certainly comes with a lot more blood.

It’ll certainly be interesting to see if Naughty Dog will share more about the backstory of the new game in future reveals, but for now, all we can do is speculate. In the meanwhile, you can check out a couple of videos showcasing Naughty Dog’s new performance capture tech that will be used in the game, and a new theme by Gustavo Santaolalla.

 /  Executive News Editor
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