There's no doubt that Naughty Dog's forthcoming survival-horror sequel The Last of Us: Part 2 is one of the most highly anticipated games in recent memory, but gamers still don't have a concrete release date to look forward to just yet. However, should the details from a recent retailer leak be accurate, then fans of the PlayStation-exclusive series will want to keep their eyes on a potential launch date set for later this year.
According to a promotional image from the Peruvian retailer known as LawGamers, The Last of Us: Part 2 could be releasing in October 2019, with the company incentivizing pre-orders of the game ahead of launch. Of course, it's worth mentioning that this isn't official information from either Naughty Dog or Sony Interactive Entertainment, so these details should be taken with a grain of salt.
While the possible October 2019 release date would surely excite players looking forward to The Last of Us: Part 2, there's always the chance that LawGamers got its wires crossed somewhere and that what it believes to be the launch window is simply incorrect. After all, this is far from the first instance of a retailer sharing release info about a game ahead of schedule, with many other companies having previously shared a launch date for a given game only to get it wrong.
Should LawGamers' October 2019 release window for The Last of Us: Part 2 be legitimate, then it would be somewhat in line with the game's composer Gustavo Santaolalla's recent tease that the title would be out "soon". Of course, "soon" is more often than not a relative term, so perhaps Santaolalla was hinting at TLOU2's launch being even closer than October.
Whatever the case may be regarding the exact release date for The Last of Us: Part 2, we will simply have to wait and see precisely when Naughty Dog intends to release the PlayStation 4 exclusive once the studio announces as much. So, hopefully fans will be given the heads up about when it's launching "soon".
The Last of Us: Part 2 is currently in development for PlayStation 4.
Source: The Loot Gaming