Just because it's the zombie apocalypse doesn't mean you won't want to rep your favourite video game with appropriate gamer wear. At least, that's the case in The Last of Us Part 1, which has officially added a Mortal Kombat II t-shirt skin via its latest update. Take a closer look:

Developer Naughty Dog shared a nice clean screenshot of young protagonist Ellie wearing her official MKII logo tee while working an arcade machine. The t-shirt pic [below] was shared with patch notes for the PS5 update, previously discovered via PC by @DomTheBombYt unfortunately close to April Fool's Day.

The inclusion is a further escalation of Ellie's MK fandom, previously established with a poster added to the remake title, and furthered with a little arcade 1v1 played in the live-action HBO television series. Ellie (Bella Ramsey) could not take Raiden to victory over Riley (Storm Reid) and her Mileena. Watch the scene below:

It seems even the apocalyptic outbreak of a mutant fungus across the United States cannot quash people's nostalgic appetite for Mortal Kombat II! The 1993 sequel is still widely regarded as one of the fan-favourite entries in the series' thirty year history!

Mortal Kombat continues to find itself in unexpected places, everywhere from nods in The Last of Us and Cyberpunk 2077 games, to the Ready Player One feature film, and even the mind of Tekken developers. Barring the complete & total collapse of civilzation as we know it -- a new Mortal Kombat video game will arrive later this year!

Have you selected the Mortal Kombat II tee in The Last of Us Part 1? Share your thoughts about the crossover reference in the comments below and go deeper into MKII nostalga in the 2D Kombat Klassics forum!