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The Last of Us: Part 2 stuns with a kiss, then with violence

Beauty and the Beast.

Sony kicked off the PlayStation E3 2018 conference with a spectacular moment - a kiss in The Last of Us: Part 2.

A new trailer, set in a replica of the festoon-lit marquee Sony's attendees were briefly gathered in (then moved from - it was complicated), showed The Last of Us protagonist Ellie being led onto the dance floor by a lady called Dina, and then they kissed. It's the first gay kiss I can remember being featured so prominently in a trailer at E3.

Then, in the blink of an eye, we were back into ultra-violence, with Ellie in a different scene stabbing necks and hacking at faces as she struggled to survive against human enemies - there was still no sign of Clickers.

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The fidelity was gobsmacking, of course. Ellie hid under vehicles, only for her hiding spot to be searched, and then scarpered into the husks of shops which had been overgrown during their desertion. It was dark, it was gritty, and it was brutal.

But there was still no release date for The Last of Us: Part 2.