The sequel to Naughty Dog’s 2013 hit, The Last of Us, was inadvertently confirmed by one of the game’s key voice actors, Nolan North.
North attended this year’s MetroCon in Tampa, Florida over the weekend where he held a one-hour discussion on a number of topics, but ultimately, he chatted about The Last of Us, specifically its future. His quote, which we warn contains spoilers for The Last of Us, was “For now, last one I know they’re doing a Last of Us 2, but my character in Last of Us kinda… kinda… untimely demise…”
His statement confirms Naughty Dog is, in fact, working on a sequel to The Last of Us, although it appears North isn’t exactly sure if he’d be taking part in it or not. Considering just how popular The Last of Us was, which received the remastered treatment, got its own PS4 bundle, and a standalone release of its Left Behind DLC, we can’t say we’re completely surprised to hear today’s news. What we would be surprised to hear is if North is able to come back for the game’s sequel.
You can hear North's panel in its entirety below. If you're interested in hearing his thoughts on The Last of Us 2, you can jump ahead to around the 1:06 mark.