Naughty Dog's now-delayed sequel to The Last of Us will feature a revenge plot against a homophobic Christian cult, according to new rumors.
Information on the upcoming release appeared in a now-deleted post on 4Chan (via Pink News) by an alleged "immediate family member" of staff at Naughty Dog. As with any rumor - particularly one which reared its head on 4Chan - take it with a big grain of salt. But if you don't want to risk spoilers, then it's probably better if you don't read on.
The archived plot leak claims The Last of Us 2 will center around a budding romance between protagonist Ellie and love-interest Dina - a plot point that has already been confirmed by the game's developers. However, this subplot is interrupted by an attack from a religious sect known as the Seraphites, who allegedly view the relationship as sinful.
According to the post, this results in the death of Dina - and, eventually, another major character: Joel. As such, The Last of Us: Part 2 will apparently focus on Ellie's quest for revenge.
The post also offers some details regarding Ellie's personal history. According to the writer, a mystery woman seen in the game's trailer is in fact Ellie's mom. Additionally, Ellie's father is said to be a member of the cult who was killed for having a relationship with someone outside of the group.
VG247 has reached out to Naughty Dog for comment.