While we're still mourning the delay of The Last of Us Part II, there is at least a silver lining! For those going to PAX East this year, Naughty Dog has confirmed that they will be holding an hour-long demo for the highly anticipated sequel and that they are booking spots now for those interested!
According to the studio in their latest PlayStation Blog entry:
"Not only did Ellie and Joel’s journey begin in Boston, but PAX East also has special meaning for us: it was where we gave you the first ever opportunity to go hands on with The Last of Us back in 2013. We thought it would only be fitting to return to the city that started it all to give fans the first-ever public hands-on with The Last of Us Part II. From February 27 until March 1, attendees will have an opportunity to play “Patrol,” featuring an early area of the game where Ellie and Dina must venture out of Jackson into the surrounding areas to clear out infected. The demo will span an hour of gameplay and provide just a small glimpse into what awaits you in the full game."
PAX East convention-goers can play the demo at the Last of Us Part II booth, though the studio did warn that availability is extremely limited. For those that want to make sure they've got a spot in line, fans can book their appointments now through the Experience PlayStation app that's available in both the Apple Store and the Google Play store.
Need a little help catching up on all things The Last of Us Part II? Check out our game hub here to see what else is going on with the highly anticipated sequel! You can also check out a small blurb about the zombie title below:
"Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.
"When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions."
The Last Of Us Part II officially arrives on May 29th exclusively for PlayStation.