The Last of Us Part II New Image Teases Appearance of Joel

Neil Druckmann and Troy Baker have each shared a new image seemingly teasing Joel before tomorrow's new The Last of Us Part II reveal.

We’ve known for a few days now that we’re set to see more of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II tomorrow during PlayStation’s State of Play showing, but it seems we’ve now learned more about what, or who, in this case, might appear during the game’s new reveal.

In a new tweet from The Last of Us Part II director Neil Druckmann today, a new image was shared which points back to the first game’s primary protagonist, Joel. The image that was shared features a shattered wristwatch, though the watch is still ticking. This is the watch that Joel was given by his daughter, Sarah, in the opening scene of the first The Last of Us.

At face value, this new teaser might not mean much, but it does seem to potentially indicate that we will be seeing Joel in tomorrow’s new showing for The Last of Us Part II. Even though the long-awaited sequel was revealed all the way back in 2016, we still haven’t technically seen Joel in any subsequent footage for The Last of Us Part II yet. The closest we’ve come to seeing him has been in the game’s reveal trailer where we see his silhouette and hear his voice. Other than that though, most of the attention has been on Ellie this time around.

If we’re set to finally get a release date for The Last of Us Part II tomorrow, it would make sense that we’d also finally see Joel. It’s also worth mentioning that Joel’s voice actor, Troy Baker, also tweeted out the same image with a different caption.

We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see what Sony and Naughty Dog have in store, but it should be an exciting new showing for The Last of Us Part II once State of Play kicks off. The stream is set to begin tomorrow afternoon at 1:00pm PST/4:00pm EST.

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Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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