The Last of Us Left Behind is almost here and we can't reveal our review yet but some new key art gives us a glimpse at what to expect from the game.
The new image, which you can see above, shows Ellie and new character Riley in what looks like a disused tech store, with a number of big screen TV's as some vestige of the world that was. The iconic image of the Fireflies is painted on one of the screens in what might be blood and the two characters are cowering in a corner.
Does this mean the enemy in this game might have something to do with the Fireflies? Ellie certainly has a complicated relationship with the fringe group, which is trying to fight against the absolute control the government has over the walled in population in this broken future world.
It's also interesting that most of the imagery released for the game to date has focused on Ellie carrying a knife, one which was handed down to her from her mother by a member of the Fireflies. It's an important symbol for Ellie but it also might suggest that she'll have to rely on more sneaky options for fighting. She doesn't have Joel's strength, so taking enemies on head to head might be a last resort.
As for Riley, she's set to be an AI companion, so will Naughty Dog make any changes to how that works? Will she more active or, crucially, less stupid when running out in front of enemies. Though having an invulnerable AI companion is always an advantage.
We'll have more on Left Behind very soon, for the moment drink in the key art and prepare for some testing times. If you want to know more on the backstory for the DLC, check out our take on the American Dreams comic book series which takes places before the time in the DLC.
The Last of Us Left Behind is coming exclusively to PS3 on Feb. 14.