The Last of Us Sequel Confirmed?

Poster for The Last of Us
Nolan North, the actor whose voice seems to be in just about every video game made over the last 10 years, and who also worked on the Naughty Dog game The Last of Us, has apparently confirmed a sequel. North, best known perhaps for his work in the Uncharted franchise, another Naughty Dog game series, which (on a side note) will be back in Uncharted 4 with, Troy Baker (from The Last of Us) and Emily Rose is back as Elena Fisher, as well as Assassin’s Creed, from Ubisoft, as Desmond Miles.

In The Last of Us Troy Baker worked as Joel, along with the wonderful Ashley Johnson (aka @TheVulcanSalute) as Ellie and Nolan voiced crazy bad guy David who sounds completely unlike anyone else North has voiced. So it is a nice touch to see Baker “cross-over” as it were to Uncharted territory.

All fanboy gushing aside, North was at MetroCon where he was “caught” talking about The Last of Us 2. A question was posed about whether Nolan had any further Naughty Dog work lined up and he says, “I know they’ve got The Last of Us 2…” If following the link, and the reader does not want to watch the entire video, Nolan says this around 1:06, feel free to jump forward.

This is pretty exciting but also a bit concerning. In terms of games and almost perfect endings, Joel and Ellie’s journey stops where it should. There was no real place to spot an opportunity for sequel city to come in. For anyone who played the game it goes without saying that their world was not going to be a great place to be in by the end.

Still, the voice work of Johnson and Baker gave this “out-of-the-box” gaming experience a reality and empathy that propelled the gameplay into a different experience from most games on offer. The news that Naughty Dog want to return is a mixed blessing for fans of both the company and their games. With Nolan’s “slip” all that remains is for Neil Druckmann and company to provide a little more information for fans.

Until any official word is released, have a look at the remastering trailer for The Last of Us for the PS4:

Castle Married After ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and Sony Link

Castle Married After ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and Sony Link

Last night’s episode of Castle: The Time of Our Lives, was clearly a nod to the old Jimmy Stewart/Frank Capra classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life but it looked like the plot contained a link to the planned Sony PS3 game big screen film of Uncharted. For those that may have forgotten, Naughty Dog, the game company who created the Uncharted franchise, with number four heading for a PS4 near you, announced back in 2011 that the adventures of Nathan “Nate” Drake, Victor “Sully” Sullivan and Elena Fisher would be coming to a cinema in the near future.

Sony PS3 Exclusive Beyond Two Souls Proves Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain No Fluke

Sony PS3 Exclusive Beyond Two Souls Proves Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain No Fluke

The Sony PS3 exclusive title Beyond Two Souls proves that Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain was no fluke. The French game developer under the guidance of game director/writer David Cage, has released a worthy follow up to their iconic game Heavy Rain. Two Souls is a fully immersive game and follows a similar formula as the previous game.