We're thrilled to announce the highly anticipated release of The Last of Us Part II Remastered, set to redefine gaming on the PlayStation 5 console. Scheduled for launch on January 19, 2024, this remastered edition promises an unparalleled journey through the emotional narratives of Ellie and Abby, originally unveiled in 2020. Whether you're a seasoned player or a newcomer to the series, this edition offers a host of captivating features that make it a must-play.
No Return Mode: A Game-Changer in Roguelike Survival
Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping experience with the introduction of the No Return mode. This roguelike survival mode adds a new layer of challenge, featuring randomized encounters that test your skills in combat. Choose from a diverse roster of playable characters, each with unique traits, and navigate through stealth and combat scenarios with unexpected twists. With every run offering a fresh set of challenges, rewards, and opportunities to unlock characters and skins, No Return is set to become a benchmark in gaming innovation.
Guitar Free Play Mode: Unleash Your Inner Rockstar
For those who relished the playable guitar sections in the original game, The Last of Us Part II Remastered introduces the Guitar Free Play mode. Strum across various unlockable instruments, modulate your performance with audio FX pedals, and play as different characters in diverse in-game locations. Customize the mood and feel of your set, showcasing your musical prowess in this immersive addition.
Lost Levels: Unearth Hidden Gems in Early Development Sequences
Dive into the creative process with the inclusion of Lost Levels in Part II Remastered. While not fully finished levels, these early-development slices provide a unique perspective on the world of Part II. Embedded with developer commentary, this exclusive feature allows players to explore the intention behind each level, offering a rare glimpse into the game's evolution.
Director's Commentary and Behind-the-Scenes Insights
Gain a deeper understanding of the narrative with newly recorded director's commentary across the campaign's cutscenes. Join director Neil Druckmann, narrative lead Halley Gross, and actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, and Laura Bailey as they share insights into the story and characters. This behind-the-scenes content enriches the gaming experience, providing fans with a unique look into the creative process.
Enhanced Graphics and PS5 Features
The visual enhancements in Part II Remastered are nothing short of breathtaking. With native 4K output in Fidelity Mode and 1440p upscaled to 4K in Performance Mode, the game comes to life with increased texture resolution, improved shadow quality, and enhanced animation sampling rate. Explore the meticulously crafted world in richer and smoother detail, from the snow-swept mountains of Jackson, Wyoming, to the rainy cityscape of Seattle, Washington.
Next-Level Immersion with PS5 Capabilities
Part II Remastered leverages the power of the PS5 with improved loading times, DualSense wireless controller haptic feedback, and adaptive triggers integration. Immerse yourself in every moment of combat and exploration, as the game takes full advantage of the PS5's advanced features to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience.
Accessibility Options and Speedrun Mode
Accessibility remains a key focus, with a suite of options catering to diverse player needs. New additions include Descriptive Audio and Speech to Vibrations, utilizing the DualSense controller for character speech indication. Speedrun Mode, a favorite from The Last of Us Part I, makes a return, allowing players to compete and post their best times.
Special Editions and Upgrade Options
Pre-orders for The Last of Us Part II Remastered open on December 5, with options for the standard edition and The Last of Us Part II Remastered W.L.F. Edition. The latter, exclusive to select markets, features a SteelBook display case, enamel pins, a Washington Liberation Front Patch, and a set of 47 Society of Champions trading cards, including eight holographic cards. For existing owners of the PS4 version, a $10 USD upgrade option is available at launch, with the ability to import saves for a seamless transition to the remastered edition.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is poised to set new standards in gaming excellence. With its innovative modes, enhanced graphics, behind-the-scenes insights, and immersive PS5 features, it offers a comprehensive and enriching experience for both new and returning players. Mark your calendars for January 19, 2024, as we embark on a journey that transcends the boundaries of storytelling and gameplay.