When it comes to following up on one of the greatest games ever made, it's going to be a seriously tough job for Naughty Dog. There are so many possibilities for the world in [The Last of Us](movie:1190382), and every player seems to have a different desire for where the sequel should take us on the PS4. Should it follow Joel and Ellie, or will there be whole new characters, or could it actually be a prequel on its release date?
In terms of expanding on the story of The Last of Us with Joel and Ellie, there's really only one way that I can see it going, and even then I'm not all that fond of the sequel following these characters once more. But what if it was actually a sequel that followed the adventures of a character that we're already familiar with? Could it star Marlene and the fireflies?
The last of Us 2 - Marlene and the Fireflies
Following the heartbreaking opening moments of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog jump forward 20 years and give us some brief insight into how the epidemic progressed around the world. It's during this opening montage that we learn of the fireflies. This organisation rebelled against the leadership and controlling quarantine zone authorities.
Their history is a pretty fascinating one, and the potential for The Last of Us 2 being a prequel following this uprising would be fairly high. We could take charge of Marlene as she leads the revolution, or we could possibly play as one of the other members of the rebel group. Maybe the story could eventually run in tandem with Joel and Ellie's, as we play as someone else living their life during this time. It'd be interesting for me at least to explore how a faction like this becomes such a strong opposing force to corruption and forced rule.
But is this where you guys want to see The Last of Us 2 take us on its release date for the PS4? Are you a player that insists on the return of Joel and Ellie, or would you like to see Naughty Dog explore additional parts of this world. Could it even leave the USA and actually go to Europe like we see here?
Be sure to let us know in the comments what you'd like to see on the release date of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us 2 on PS4!