As if discussing the changes made to Uncharted 4 following Amy Hennig’s departure wasn’t enough, Nolan North also seems to have gone and confirmed The Last of Us 2.
— Be aware that there are minor spoilers for The Last of Us below —
Asked by a fan at Metrocon whether he was working on any projects at Naughty Dog besides Uncharted 4, North revealed: “For now, last one. I know they’re doing Last of Us 2, but my character in Last of Us kinda met an untimely demise.”
While Naughty Dog has yet to formally reveal The Last of Us 2, creative director Neil Druckmann revealed earlier this year that the studio had “brainstormed sequel ideas for The Last of Us, and we’ve brainstormed ideas for new games, but all of that is put on ice right now while we work on Uncharted 4.”
And though North may not be returning to voice a character in the sequel, his strong ties to the studio suggest he may well know something about it.
North was cast as cannibalistic villain David in the original Last of Us, but is more widely known for his role as Nathan Drake in Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series. Troy Baker, who played Joel in the original Last of Us, is also set to play Nate’s brother in next year’s Uncharted 4.
The Last of Us first released on PS3 in June 2013 before arriving on PS4 one year later. As well as launching to critical acclaim the game went on to win 5 BAFTAs, including Best Game.
UPDATE: Troy Baker, who played Joel in the original game, has claimed that he knows “nothing” about The Last of Us 2.