Fans of The Last of Us had been anxiously waiting for E3 2018 because that’s where more information about the upcoming title was to be revealed and their patience was revealed with a new trailer for the game. The trailer made it very clear that Ellie will be the main character in the new story and it has now been revealed that Ellie will also be the only playable character in The Last of Us 2.
Joel was the main character in the original game and players had control over him for the majority of the game. However, in the later parts of the game, they did have to complete some tasks with Ellie.
A demo of The Last of Us 2 was showcased at Sony’s E3 2018 event which had Ellie taking part in combat against the Seraphites who are one of the enemies in the game. An extended version of the demo was also shown behind closed doors to a selected audience where Naughty Dog was asked if the game includes playable characters other than Ellie.
Co-lead game designer Richard Cambier initially dodged the question with a “We aren’t saying anything about that yet” response but creative director Neil Druckmann later decided to confirm that Ellie will indeed be the only playable character in the upcoming game.
Naughty Dog hasn’t confirmed a release date for The Last of Us 2 just yet.