Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us 2 was officially announced at the PlayStation Experience 2016. TLOU2 is a highly-anticipated sequel and rumors have centered on the possible pregnancy of the lead character, Ellie.
As it stands, the only footage available for The Last Of Us 2 is a teaser trailer that shows Ellie singing while playing a guitar. The way the guitar hides Ellie’s midsection has been a point of much discussion.
The Last Of Us 2: Is Ellie Pregnant?
According to Tech Mic, some believe that Ellie is hiding a swollen belly or was possibly already pregnant at the start of the game. This theory opens up a whole new dimension of content and storylines because of the nature of Ellie’s character.
Per Games Radar, Ellie is immune to the spores plague and this unique characteristic would – in theory – be transferred and shared by any offspring she has. However, it was also pointed out that Ellie is actually gay which, in itself, already minimizes the possibility that she conceived.
On the other hand, the publication pointed out that Ellie could have been pregnant by other means. Specifically, she could have done voluntary insemination to ensure the continuation of humanity. Ellie may have also been impregnated against her will.
Unchartered 4 Easter Egg
Easter eggs in games are a Naughty Dog trademark. A recent TLOU easter egg was spotted on an Uncharted 4 in-game poster. The image came with a heading that read, “The Last Of Us: American Daughters.”
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In the same image, you can see a girl with Ellie’s signature outfit, backpack and long hair sporting a baby bump. The subject is holding a handgun, wearing a gas mask and standing alone in what appears to be a hilltop.
In an earlier report published by VGR, we also learned that per creative director Neil Druckmann, the plot will be dark. The game will supposedly center around “hate” – a theme that’s a complete opposite to its predecessor. In the same manner, gamers will find it will all center around the “cycle of violence and hatred.”
TLOU2 has no confirmed title or official release. Fans will likely hear more over the next few months.