The Last of Us Part 2 Makes a Surprise Appearance on Jeopardy

A Jeopardy contestant hit a home run when she correctly answered a 'Last of Us' question with ease.

It looks as though Video Game trivia knowledge can land you a nice sum of money according to one contestant on the hit American TV show, Jeopardy. Xiaoke Ying,  a sophomore majoring in business of cinematic arts, piped up with the correct answer to presenter Alex Trebek’s question regarding the much loved, apocalyptic series The Last of Us netting herself third in her quarterfinal match, but her final score of $12,800 qualified her as a wild card into the semifinals.

All of the contestants, which included Ying and two other students from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin, were given a clue by Trebek which read “The long-awaited, upcoming sequel to this PlayStation game revisits Ellie and Joel after a cross country trek filled with zombies.” Along with the clue, some scenes of Ellie and Joel were shown on a big screen in the background from the trailer of The Last of Us Part 2 shown from the preview event in Los Angeles last year. It didn’t take Ying long at all to confidently declare the answer by replying “What is The Last of Us”. Most of us who have some knowledge on The Last of Us will also have seen a mistake in the question. Trebek called the infected in the game zombies, but I guess you can’t have everything – even though it’s slightly annoying.

In an interview with the Daily Trojan, Ying told reporter Maria Eberhart that even though she didn’t partake in many video games, she did watch a lot of “Let’s Play”s so she felt pretty certain that this was one question she could definitely answer with confidence. She stated that the Video Game category really helped her level up in the quiz having previously also gotten a correct answer on the classic arcade game ‘Q*bert’. It just goes to show that your video game knowledge will always come in handy and could even bag you some cold, hard cash in the process.

For fans of The Last of Us, you will be happy to learn that you can pre-order The Art of The Last of Us Part 2 hardcover and Kindle editions that will include 200-pages, except the former is physical and costs $35.99 at present, and the latter is digital and costs $19.99. The book comes in three editions: a deluxe edition, a hardcover edition, and a Kindle edition and is slated for release on June 16, 2020, by Dark Horse Books. Hopefully, by this stage, we will get to hear more about a release date for the actual game of The Last of Us Part 2 after it was pushed back due to the worldwide effects of the Coronavirus.

Last month we witnessed some previously seen gameplay from The Last of Us Part 2 from Naughty Dog but this time it came under fire from people complaining the snow deformation lacked the quality they expected. Seen in the video is Ellie and as she jumps down onto the snow, it flakes and crumbles in a strange way making gamers skeptical at the level of thought that has gone into the animation. Given that the clip from the game would be fairly old by now, I’m confident that Naughty Dog has fixed any strange anomalies now since they have had the time since to freshen things up.

If you love yourself some The Last of Us Clicker fan art action, make sure to visit this amazing project created entirely in Media Molecule’s Dreams on the PlayStation 4.

The Last of Us 2 was originally set to release late in May but as of now, no release date has been rescheduled. As always, when any The Last of Us Part 2 news drops in, you can be sure that DualShockers will have it covered. Who knows when The Last of Us Part 2 will end up releasing now – we’re hopeful it’ll only be a couple of months behind – but in the meanwhile, we did recently get some new screenshots from the game to hold us over. If you don’t want to be spoiled at all for the impending launch of The Last of Us Part 2 (whenever that will bethen you’re better off not watching the latest leaked game footage showing Ellie playing the guitar and running around a theater. Although the video has since been removed from YouTube but not before obtaining 50,000 views and a mass of people downloading it.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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