The team at Naughty Dog is excited to announce The Last of Us Part II Remastered, the definitive way to experience the acclaimed sequel to The Last of Us originally released in 2020. We’re thrilled to confirm that you won’t have to wait long either; Players will be able to immerse themselves in the emotional journeys of Ellie and Abby on the PlayStation 5 console on January 19, 2024.
Whether you’ve already played and even platinumed The Last of Us Part II on the PlayStation 4 console or recently jumped into The Last of Us Part I on PS5 and want to continue the story, Part II Remastered will offer plenty of reasons to new and returning players to revisit a story that means a lot to our studio. The gripping campaign returns along with technological improvements, new modes, and new behind-the-scenes features that will deepen your understanding of the creation of Part II. But before we break down what’s in store for us, take a look at our announcement trailer below.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is designed to allow you to delve deeper into both its development and mechanics. Chief among them is an all-new mode called No Return, a roguelike survival mode designed to allow players to prove themselves in random encounters and experience The Last of Us Part II’s combat in a new experience.
The mode includes a host of playable characters to choose from, some playable for the first time in The Last of Us franchise (which you may have seen in our trailer), each of whom come with their own traits to suit different playing styles. game. Players will chart their own course in each run, choosing from various combat and stealth encounters that will pit them against a variety of enemies, with unique twists that can add new and unexpected factors to any given encounter.
Each race will offer a new opportunity to decide what rewards you get after each encounter, how you specify your character, and more. Unlock more characters, skins, and more as you progress to use in the mode, customize your own races, and compete on a global leaderboard as part of a daily race.2. We’re excited to share more about No Return as we get closer to release.
For those who have already played The Last of Us Part II, we know that the sections included with a playable guitar were a favorite of many, and you rising rock stars impressed us with your performances. That’s why we’ve introduced a new Guitar Free Play mode, allowing you to strum the strings on a host of unlockable instruments, use audio effects pedals to modulate your playing, and play as different characters in various in-game locations to customize the mood. . and the feel of your set.
And for new and returning players interested in learning more, we’ve designed Part II Remastered to offer a complete behind-the-scenes dive into how our studio brought this game to life. A new set of lost levels in Part II Remastered gives players a unique opportunity to see some playable sequences previously removed from the game. These are not completely finished levels, but rather early development parts that not only let you see new glimpses of the world of Part II, but also include integrated developer commentary to give them richer context. Explore these spaces and hear directly from the team about the intent of each level’s aspects – this is a unique inclusion for our studio and we’re excited to allow players a glimpse into the creative process.
We’ve also included newly recorded director’s commentary on campaign scenes from director Neil Druckmann, narrative protagonist Halley Gross, and actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, and Laura Bailey. They came together to offer insights into the story and its characters that mean so much to our team and our fans, and we’re thrilled to give fans even more insight into the team’s approach to this story.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered will feature improved graphics, including native 4K output1 in Fidelity mode, 1440p upscaled to 4K1 In Performance Mode, an unlocked frame rate option for TVs that support VRR, higher texture resolution, increased level of detail distances, improved shadow quality, animation sample rate, and more. All of this brings the world of Part II’s story to life in richer, more fluid detail, from the snow-capped mountains of Jackson, Wyoming, to the rainy cityscape of Seattle, Washington, and should make a first visit or a return trip. to complex trips. of Ellie and Abby even more fascinating.
Part II Remastered also takes advantage of the power and features of the PS5 in more ways, including improved loading times. Part II Remastered also features haptic feedback from the DualSense wireless controller and adaptive trigger integration to better immerse you in every moment of combat and exploration.
We’ve made sure Part II’s award-winning set of accessibility options returns for the PS5 experience, along with new additions like the inclusion of descriptive audio and voice-to-vibration, which uses the DualSense controller to cue speech and cadence. Of the characters. The unlockable Speedrun mode, included in The Last of Us Part I, will also come to Part II Remastered, allowing players to post their best times. Following The Last of Us Part I, The Last of Us Part II Remastered includes the ability to unlock additional skins for Ellie, Abby, and their weapons that we’re excited for players to see and take some awesome photos in Photo Mode. You can get a first look at some in our announcement trailer. And speaking of Photo mode, we’ve made some additions that The Last of Us Part I players may be familiar with, including dynamic lighting, forward frame and gaze direction, as well as new frame and logo options .
We’re so excited to bring The Last of Us Part II natively to PlayStation 5 as the definitive way to experience the sequel and everything it has to offer, while also giving fans new and deeper levels of appreciation for the game. work done. he. Pre-orders will be available starting December 5, for both the standard edition and The Last of Us Part II Remastered WLF Edition, which will be available exclusively directly from PlayStation in select markets (US, UK, Germany, France) . , Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Austria). Includes a SteelBook® display case, four enamel pins, a Washington Liberation Front patch, and a total of 47 Society of Champions trading cards, including eight holographic cards. These were Part II player favorites to collect in-game, and we’re so happy to be able to bring them to life. Check it out below:
And good news for current owners of The Last of Us Part II on PlayStation 4! You can upgrade to a digital version of The Last of Us Part II Remastered for $10 USD3 at launch.4 You will also be able to import your saved games from the original game to Part II Remastered.
We’re excited to share more with you about The Last of Us Part II Remastered as we get closer to its release on PlayStation 5 on January 19! Pre-orders will be available on December 5.
14K resolution requires a compatible 4K TV or display.
2Internet connection is required to compete in Daily Run.
3Price is shown in US currency and may vary by country. Check PS Store at launch on January 19, 2024 for local pricing.
4Upgrades for disc copies of the PS4 version of Last of Us Part II are only available if you have a PlayStation 5 console with a disc drive. Owners of PS4 disc copies must insert them into the PS5 every time they want to download or play the digital version of PS5.