Sony kicked off its E3 2018 press conference with a showing of The Last Of Us 2, showing a lengthy gameplay sequence that sure was something.

The presentation began with a long cinematic sequence, in which we see Ellie and some friends at a party hanging out, talking social politics, dancing and then getting some smooching done on the dancefloor.

We then cut seamlessly to a long gameplay video in which Ellie stalks and murders with increasing ruthlessness a gang of human marauders.

It’s...hoo boy, this does not look lighthearted.

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There’s a lot of stealth on display, with some terrifying AI, but what’s more interesting is what looks like a much greater emphasis on melee combat, with animation and modelling to boot.

Still no release date, sadly.