The Last of Us Live Show Includes Secret Epilogue
Ahead of yesterday’s release of The Last of Us: Remastered on PlayStation 4, the folks at Naughty Dog (and marketing guru masquerading as a journalist Geoff Keighley) put together a special one night only stage performance of The Last of Us.
The live performance of scenes from the game also included a special treat at the end for those in attendance. There was a special epilogue scene that game director Neil Druckmann said was only included for the stage show and won’t be included in any release of The Last of Us going forward.
The epilogue scene acts as a goodbye to Joel and Ellie. It is said to take four years from the ending of the game though there was a little disagreement whether Druckmann prefaced the scene by saying it was four years later. What isn’t in dispute is that it took place in Ellie’s room at Tommy’s dam.
In the scene, Ellie is listening to music when Joel enters. He mentions Tommy’s plan to get Joel to marry a woman named Esther. Joel gives Ellie a present, a guitar, and promises to teach her to play it before playing (and singing) a song. He tells a dad joke and leaves. Ellie strums the guitar and the show fades to black.
If you missed the show, part of it is available on the PlayStation YouTube account. And, yes, I’ve included it below.