The sequel to the award-winning video game The Last of Us is due out in February, and fans of the series will have an opportunity to go deeper into the making of the new game. Dark Horse Comics has announced The Art of The Last of Us Part II, the latest in their series of behind-the-scenes art books. The 192-page book will include character design and environment art for the game, plus much more.

Dark Horse has previously published several tie-ins to the original The Last of Us game. An art book for the game was released in 2013, and a four-issue prequel miniseries, The Last of Us: American Dreams, by game writer Neil Druckmann, award-winning writer & artist Faith Erin Hicks, and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg was released prior to the game’s release.

The Last of Us Part II takes place five years after the events of the first game, and follows Ellie and Jake as they encounter new characters and dangers in a post-apocalyptic America. The game is developed by Naughty Dog, and published by Sony.

Check out the cover to the forthcoming artbook, as well as the full announcement, below. The Art of The Last of Us Part II is due out on March 3rd, 2020.

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MILWAUKIE, Ore. (September 30, 2019) – Follow Ellie’s profound and harrowing journey of vengeance through an exhaustive collection of original art and intimate creator commentary in the full-color hardcover volume: The Art of The Last of Us Part II.

The Art of The Last of Us Part II offers extensive insights into the making of the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning The Last of Us. From Ellie’s peaceful life in Jackson, Wyoming to her merciless pursuit of retribution in Seattle, Washington, this essential companion features hundreds of pieces of concept art, character designs, stunningly detailed environments, and more that chronicle the captivating and emotional story at the heart of The Last of Us Part II.

The Art of The Last of Us: Part II goes on sale March 3, 2020, and is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at local comic shops for $39.99. This expertly crafted 192-page art book is an obvious addition to any fan’s collection and is sure to be equally enjoyed by enthusiasts of art, video games, and visual storytelling.

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