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Not only did last year's The Last of Us handily win Game Informer's Game
of the Year award, it told one of the best stories of last generation,
thanks in no small part to the voice-acting talent of Troy Baker and Ashley
Johnson. In a new interview, Johnson discusses what it was like voicing a
younger, more playful Ellie in the upcoming Left Behind DLC.
The new single-player DLC is a prequel to The Last of Us, and
focuses on Ellie and her friend Riley. In a new interview on PlayStation
Blog, Johnson describes how the two have a very different relationship than
Joel and Ellie, and how her character is different than the Ellie players got
to know in the main game.
"You kind of get to meet the real her," Johnson says. "...You'll
definitely see a more playful side to Ellie and get to know her a bit better. You're
going to see a lot of different sides to the character that you definitely
didn't see in The Last of Us. I'm excited for people to experience it!"
Johnson also describes how the tone is a little more
playful, and that combat will have "some new touches and nuances." Head over to
Blog to read the full interview.
Naughty Dog hasn't revealed many
details about Left Behind, and while Johnson avoids spilling any major details,
it's interesting to hear her perspective on Ellie and the DLC. Despite loving The Last of
Us, I didn't feel much motivation to return to the world via DLC. After reading the interview, I'm intrigued to learn more.
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