Our Next Look at 'The Last of Us Part II' Is Gruesome, Captivating

Oooof, that video

PlayStation showed off a bit more of the dark, gruesome world of The Last of Us Part II in a new trailer on Monday.

The game, first announced during the PlayStation Experience in December 2016 as a sequel to the 2013 Naughty Dog game. The game was unveiled with a trailer that showed the return of the game's Ellie and Joel, five years after the first game. This time around, players will be controlling Ellie, not Joel.

The trailer, Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann notes in a PlayStation Blog post, is using on the latest iteration of the Naughty Dog engine, running on a Playstation 4 Pro.

Yes, the game is still very much about Ellie and Joel, but in this video, Druckmann writes, they wanted to showcase several new characters that are integral to their next journey. 

"We’re sure you have many questions after watching this scene," he wrotes. "We’re also pretty sure that we’re going to see all sorts of theories about whom these characters are, where and when this scene takes place, and how all of this fits into Ellie and Joel’s next story. For now we’re keeping mum, but we’re excited to see what y’all make of this piece of the puzzle."

You can hear a lot more about the game in the interview embedded below.

The news comes during PlayStation's kick-off for the Paris Games Week today, an event that PlayStation said would be one of its biggest events of the year.