The Last of Us Part II takes place five years after the events of the first game and about 25 years after the outbreak of the Cordyceps Brain Infection began. Ellie, who is now 19-years-old, will return as the main protagonist whom players will assume control of, as well as Joel in his mid-fifties. The story will be split into four seasonal chapters, starting with Jackson County, Wyoming, during the winter months. The pair, having settled down in Tommy’s settlement, live in relative peace within the thriving community. While there, Ellie has even managed to form friendships with Dina and Jesse. However, the survivors face constant threats from the Infected and other hostile survivors.
When a tragic event disrupts the tranquility of her life, Ellie embarks on a journey in a search for vengeance to carry out justice against a mysterious, dangerous cult known as the Seraphites. As she hunts down those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the traumatizing physical and emotional consequences of her actions..
Ellie is fueled by hate, which will be a major theme within the story. The game will also primarily be set in Seattle, Washington.