Sony Opens E3 Conference With Soulful Last of Us Part II Musical Number

Last of Us Part II heads up Sony's main lineup with a soulful piece from composer Gustavo Santaolalla on banjo from the OST of the game.

on June 11, 2018 9:21 PM

Today, Sony showcased the music of Last of Us Part II at Sony’s E3 2018 Press Conference. The game will be released on PS4 but does not yet have a confirmed release date.

Set to the whimsical backdrop of a party tent/church, Sony opened their press conference at an unusual venue, one that quickly proved to be thematic to their first game presentation. Before introducing Last of Us Part IIwe were introduced to game composer Gustavo Santaolalla, who humbly walked onto stage with a hoodie and a simple banjo. He sat and began to pluck at the strings, and soon, it became apparent that this was a part of the OST and main theme of Last of Us Part II.

Then, we were treated to the beautiful piece courtesy of Mr. Santaolalla and his banjo, accompanied by a few background instruments towards the end. If you’re interested, you can check out the performance in the video below thanks to Breakthrough Gaming.

The game will be released on PS4. News was abound at the start of the Sony Press Conference, so look forward to more information about it as details surface; if you want to see the gameplay trailer released during Last of Us Part II‘s presentation, check it out here.

If you want to see more from Sony’s E3 2018 Press Conference, then you can watch the recording of the full press conference here.

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Emily Hobbs is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers. When she's not writing articles, she's also a senior Computer Information Systems with a Forensics focus major at Stevenson University, where she bonded with her roommates freshman year via Dark Souls and Outlast, as all true friendships should begin. She enjoys any kind of game except for the ones she doesn't, and a good RPG or horror game can make her day.