The Last of Us has been on our minds this year. Either because of the latest remake earlier this year, The Last of Us Part I, or the first season of HBO’s adaptation of the first game (which has just been nominated for Best Adaptation at The Game Awards). And while there have been some rumors, PlayStation has finally confirmed that The Last of Us Part 2 will return in 2020 as a remastered edition with new features for PlayStation 5 on January 19, 2024.
Ellie and Abby’s story of revenge returns with more
Naughty Dog has taken to the PlayStation Blog to reveal all the new features that this remastered edition will bring. For starters, the game will feature enhanced graphics, including native 4K output1 in Fidelity Mode, 1440p upscaled to 4K1 in Performance Mode, an Unlocked Framerate option for TVs that support VRR, among other features. This edition will also bring new behind-the-scenes content with Lost Levels, which will bring some unfinished and cut sections for players to explore along with director’s commentary.
Among the new features is an all-new roguelike survival mode called No Return, where players will “test their mettle in randomized encounters and relive the combat of The Last of Us Part II in a fresh experience” using different characters and scenarios. The Last of Us Part II will also feature the new Guitar Free Play, where players will be able to take over the playable guitar sections to strum the strings along with audio FX pedals and play as different characters and locations.
A new Special edition and update
As expected, The Last of Us Part II Remastered will come with a new special edition called the W.L.F. Edition, which will be available in select markets, including the United States. This version will include:
Those who already own a copy of the game on PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade to a digital version of The Last of Us Part II Remastered at launch for $10 USD.