The Last Of Us 2
"The Last Of Us 2" was officially confirmed at PlayStation experience 2016. Facebook/The Last Of Us 2

A new development is revealed for “The Last of Us 2” as “Westworld” actress Shannon Woodward reveals that she is cast in the game.

Recently, actress Shannon Woodward has revealed that she will be cast in the upcoming sequel of the hit game, “The Last of Us.” Although she did not reveal what character she will be playing, speculations suggest that she could be Ellie’s new lover. Reports say that the game’s upcoming sequel will include a lover for Ellie. But per fan speculation, Woodward could also be playing Ellie’s sister. However, this information has not yet been confirmed by the game developers and director Neil Druckmann.

Others have commented that Woodward may be playing the role of Ellie. However, it has been confirmed by Druckmann before that Ashley Johnson, who originally played Ellie, will reprise her role. Therefore, one of the speculations on whether Woodward being Ellie’s sister or lover has a possibility of being true.

Woodward was able to release being part of “The Last of Us 2” cast on Twitter. She tweeted, “I am embarrassingly over-excited here because I'm peaking. @Neil_Druckmann is letting me act in The Last Of Us:Part II.” In her Twitter post, she had a selfie with Druckmann while wearing a mo-cap suit. As of the time of writing, the post has been received well by fans. It has been liked over 3,000 times and retweeted over 800 times. (See tweet below.)

Druckmann, meanwhile, retweeted Woodward’s post and said, “Doesn't look like anything to me.” The director's post also garnered a lot of likes and retweets from fans. This post led fans to speculate that Woodward would play as Ellie’s girlfriend or at least a love interest in the game.

Release date and price

There is currently no release date for “The Last of Us 2.” However, speculations suggest that the game may be released by either the end of this year or by 2018. Since “Westworld” actress Shannon Woodward has joined the cast of the game, it seems that the game is being developed. This is the first actual news that fans have heard about the game, according to EuroGamer.

Currently, there is no release date or pricing available for the game. However, stay tuned for more news about the game.