Naughty Dog reveals that there may be more than one playable character in The Last of Us 2, for when Ellie is busy…you know…kissing cute girls.

Upon the reveal of The Last of Us 2 a couple years ago, it was made pretty clear that the game would focus on Ellie as the main playable character. Now, Naughty Dog reveals that although Ellie is going to be the primary character through which players will experience the story’s sequel, the game may feature more playable characters.


In an interview with JeuxAct, co-lead gameplay designer At Naughty Dog, Emilia Schatz, revealed that while the studio is only ready to show gameplay for Ellie “so far.” She said they are prepared to unveil footage of a new playable character in the future. Schatz stated:

“At this point we’re just ready to show Ellie as a playable character. That may change in the future, but we’re not really ready to talk about that just yet. I think there is quite a lot about this game that has not yet been revealed.”

What Happened to Joel?

For most diehard fans, the first person that comes to mind is Joel. Many fans believe that Joel is still alive and well, play a big role in the sequel. There are also many fans believe that Joel is dead and a spirit guide of sorts to Ellie. Some inquisitive fans have even generated a theory that the new playable character could be Anna. She is one of the newly introduced characters during PlayStation’s showcase at Paris Games Week 2017.


Similarly, it was initially announced by Naughty Dog VP Neil Druckmann that Joel would be the only playable character in The Last of Us. Of course, that turned out to be untrue, and Ellie wound up having a playable segment in the first installment.

We will have to sit and twiddle our thumbs while we await more news regarding The Last of Us 2. The title will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. No release date has yet been announced.

Check out the E3 2018 gameplay trailer below:

Who do you think the other playable character(s) may be? Let us know in the comments!