An sudden cameo confirmed up in Naughty Dog’s gameplay reveal of The Last of Us Part 2 on Wednesday: the PlayStation Vita, which has one way or the other managed to outlive properly into the 12 months 2038. Regrettably, the final remaining Vita proprietor to outlive the mutant Cordyceps fungus has been killed by Ellie, who viciously stabbed its proprietor within the neck.
In phrases of product placement, it’s a great nod to the one system able to taking part in Uncharted: Golden Abyss, although the lengthy State of Play gameplay segment reveals that folks sooner or later are taking part in Hotline Miami (which is on sale right now on PS4, and cross-buy appropriate with the Vita) as a substitute. Perhaps they simply can’t get sufficient mass slaughter in actual life, and are on the lookout for a digital repair. The Vita’s cameo is a uncommon second of humor (of types) in a grim and graphically violent new take a look at The Last of Us Part 2, which is replete with folks being stabbed, shot, maimed, and hanged.
Naughty Dog does have a monitor file of fine Sony product placement. The developer additionally labored in a PlayStation cameo (with Crash Bandicoot) in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
For an extended take a look at The Last of Us Part 2 gameplay — that Vita cameo reveals up 16 minutes in — try a 20-minute look at the PS4 game right here.
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