The Last of Us: Part 2 release date leaked?
We're a little over 24 hours away from the world finally learning some tangible details about The Last of Us: Part 2.
A confirmed Los Angeles media event is taking place tomorrow (September 24), with Naughty Dog set to reveal (potentially) a lot of new gameplay for one of the most hotly anticipated new releases coming next year.
It's also confirmed to appear, in some capacity, during PlayStation's next State of Play live stream, which is being streamed tomorrow evening.
As the lead up to the announcement counts down, a number of release date 'leaks' started spreading like wildwire thanks to a listing on German retailer Softridge.
The news started to circulate quickly after well-known news source @Nibellion tweeted out an image of the listing along with the rather concrete message:
"The Last Of Us Part 2 release date has been leaked"
However, whilst it appears that the listing has been up for some months and whilst it's impossible to verify how legit it is, it's also possible that it's nothing more than a placeholder.
All this being said, Softridge's listing claims that The Last of Us: Part 2 is releasing on February 28 2020, alongside a Special Edition and Collector's edition.
A February 2020 release date has been mooted for some months now, at least on more than one occasion.
Putting aside Ashley Johnson's interview slip a few months back (which she later discounted), there was also a fairly positive rumour posted to website A9VG from a user called "Agentkicker".
The rumour was later corroborated by trusted insider ZhugeEX, confirming that Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic sequel would launch in February 2020, and available in four different editions.
It's worth noting that "Agentkicker" correctly predicted (or knew) the release date for Death Stranding prior to its big reveal.
Some believe the February release date is a result of Sony delaying the game in order to give Death Stranding more breathing room this Christmas.
It also makes more sense if Sony decides to make The Last of Us 2 a cross-gen release, with the PS5 also supposedly set for a late 2020 release.
Obviously a cross-gen title makes more sense if both products launch in the same calendar year.
Regardless of the veracity of this latest retailer rumour, we'll certainly learn more this Tuesday.
Unfortunately, though, Sony has already made it clear that fans shouldn't expect any PS5 news during the State of Play stream.
Stay tuned for more news soon.
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