Despite being incredibly early on in development (the full Naughty Dog team only just came back together to work on the title a month or so ago), we've had almost a full ten minutes of footage from The Last of Us Part II to mull over since it was announced last year.
Revealing very little but dropping enough hints to get fans talking, there have been some absolutely outrageous fan theories that have been floated over the past twelve months or so.
While some have been completely off-base, the release of the latest - and most ridiculously brutal - Paris Games Week trailer has lent credence to some predictions that came out of the initial reveal, hinting towards a new ambitious story if they turn out to be true.
Offering two completely different insights into the same game, despite featuring neither Ellie nor Joel, the PGW deep-dive as well as Naughty Dog and director Neil Druckmann's follow-up tweets have teased enough new information for fans to start putting the pieces of the plot together, and the conclusions they've come up with might have just blown the whole story of the sequel wide open...
11. The Mystery Woman In The New Trailer Is Ellie's Mother
Easily the biggest point of debate that followed the latest trailer was whether or not the mysterious woman in the trailer was Ellie's mum, Anna.
Although players know the character died in the days following Ellie's birth, the latest scene could have easily been a flashback or set in the opening years of the outbreak, a long time before Ellie was even conceived.
Naughty Dog are being coy with who the mystery character is, with their Twitter profile blocking out her four-letter name. While it might be too obvious that the woman is Ellie's mother though, it's the conclusion that makes the most sense, as Neil Druckmann has already said that these new characters wouldn't take away from Ellie and Joel's journey, and would no doubt want to keep the story in the family, so to speak.
Some have argued that the character could have been a long-lost sister and set in the present day, but it's almost locked-on to be Anna, because...