A few hours ago the world got to see a bit more of The Last of Us Part II thanks to a State of Play video. In the nearly 24 minutes of gameplay we saw a lot, but what everyone is talking about is the PlayStation Vita.
At about 16 minutes into the video Ellie surprises an NPC who, in the future after an apocalypse, is still playing her PS Vita.
This console has a special place in the world of gaming due to the fact that it had some innovative hardware and software, but was kneecapped by expensive proprietary memory and next to no support from Sony.
The fact that the Vita has popped up again in this way – in the presentation of a flagship PlayStation exclusive game – has got people talking about the console again.
For those wondering the game that the NPC is playing is Hotline Miami. You can hear one of the game’s famous songs, Hydrogen by artist M.O.O.N., quite clearly too. This game actually did get a PS Vita port, something that the official Hotline Miami Twitter account made mention of recently.
You can see that response and a few others from the internet below. We love to see the popular Kaz Hirai parody account coming out of semi-retirement to post.
Hotline Miami is available on @PlayStation Vita.
— Hotline Miami (@HotlineMiami) May 27, 2020
The Last Of Part II is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the most valuable currency is PS Vita Memory Cards pic.twitter.com/4Ds3sLiaxL
— Ex-CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) May 27, 2020
The PS Vita after seeing it’s last owner die pic.twitter.com/EUHlIBsSSz
— Cody (@DoxycDreamer) May 27, 2020
With Playstation Vita trending I have an excuse to post this pic.twitter.com/sz5MSi0fkm
— SoftCustomer9 ▪︎Steve for smash (@SoftCustomer9) May 28, 2020
Notice how she forfeits her survival and dies immediately after dropping the Vita.
Vita means life. https://t.co/2m7UQSGXrO
— Mom (@truongasm) May 27, 2020
it sucks that in the last of us 2 you have to kill a lady playing Hotline Miami on her vita instead of immediately become best friends with her
— a too realistic carl (@slib69420) May 27, 2020
The biggest tragedy of The Last of Us Part 2…
Ellie didn’t take the PS Vita with her pic.twitter.com/KjbXLK8wXc
— 𝐄𝐦𝐫𝐞 ♡ 𝟐𝟏 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 (@hholyeet) May 27, 2020
The world’s last PS Vita player gets killed in ‘The Last of Us Part II’ 😣pic.twitter.com/XcsXVp9pJf
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) May 27, 2020
“Mom said it’s MY turn on the Vita.” pic.twitter.com/KmgW5nRR4B
— DualShockers (@DualShockers) May 27, 2020
I think TLOU did a good job making me empathize with the characters and feel their hardships and trauma but idk about TLOU 2 like… when I saw that girl playing the vita it just took me out of it, ya know. I get that it’s a video game but it’s just not realistic.
— Janet Garcia 🎮 💫 (@Gameonysus) May 28, 2020