From a bizarre Twitter curtain, we have come to discover the existence of a personage from The Last of Us 2 which had to be interpreted by the author Halley Gross, initially planned but then eliminated from the final version.
In a facetious exchange on Twitter, initiated by Neil Druckmann and from his Nintendo Switch with Metroid Dread just purchased, this hidden truth has emerged about the development of The Last of Us 2: Druckmann and Gross frequently tease each other via social media, from friends but in some cases even going a little beyond the lines, but in this case a interesting information about the game.
Among the various interventions, in fact, a photo of Gross emerged, who is one of the authors of the script of the game, in a motion capture, with a rather explicit Druckmann quote: “Now I want you to put your character back in the game, just to be able to take him out one more time!” To which Gross replied with a lot of gifs and the message: “Last of Us Part 3: Leah’s Revenge”.
With this, we can guess that Halley Gross had played a character called Leah in The Last of Us 2, even going so far as to shoot some motion capture scenes that were later eliminated in a general overhaul of the game. As for this Leah, it could be the character seen in a photo that Ellie and Dina find at one of the bases of the Washington Liberation Front.
To survive an attack by the WLF, Ellie and Dina eliminate two fighters from the group and one of them is in possession of a Polaroid from Leah and a letter from her. They discover that Leah is at the local TV headquarters, but when they arrive there they find the woman already dead. Evidently, Leah’s part should have been broader and deeper in a preliminary version of the story, but it was cut afterwards.