The Last Of Us 2
"The Last Of Us 2" is the much awaited follow-up of one of Naughty Dog's most beloved franchises, which was released in 2013. YouTube/PlayStation

Some consider the ending of “The Last Of Us” as one of the best in the gaming industry. Despite this, fans of the same have clamored for a sequel that will neatly tuck in the remaining loose ends -- which is why the hype for “The Last Of Us 2” is almost palpable.

Warning: Spoilers ahead

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At the end of the original 2013 game from Naughty Dog, main protagonist Joel lied to Ellie in order to save her life. Ellie, who was 14 years old at the time, was ready to sacrifice her life for the greater good -- a cure against the virus that had spread in their world. When she regained consciousness, Joel told her that the Fireflies were no longer looking for a cure. In essence, he chose the girl he learned to love as a daughter over saving the world.

“The Last Of Us 2,” as noted by Game Informer, is bound to confirm whether or not Ellie believed Joel. And more importantly, players will see how the now 19-year-old will react to finding out -- or being told -- about the lie. It could be that the lie divides them both or it could also simply increase Ellie’s guilt about being immune.

Ellie’s sexuality is another theme that is likely to be explored in “The Last Of Us 2.” Her backstory is not as widely known as Joel’s, but players did see her share a kiss with her best friend Riley. But Ellie lost Riley like she lost most of the people that she loved, and it is possible that she will find a new love interest in the upcoming title.

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What is arguably more important, however, is that ‘The last Of Us 2” will confirm or disprove one of the most popular theories currently making rounds online. Ellie’s vengeful attitude has led many to believe that Joel is dead in the sequel. Creative director Neil Druckmann has only fueled this as he has confirmed the upcoming title will be all about hate.

At this point, there has been no official tease about when "The Last Of Us 2" will be released.

Watch the reveal trailer for “The Last Of Us 2”