A PS5 remaster of The Last of Us Part 2 has finally been confirmed and is coming on January 19, 2024. It includes technical upgrades and even new content.
This has been rumored and leaked before, but has finally been confirmed: The Last of Us Part 2 will arrive on PlayStation 5.
After the official trailer leaked, Sony and Naughty Dog bit the bullet and finally confirmed the long-rumored remaster.
The Last of Us Part 2 remastered for the PS5 version available in January
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered arrives on PS5 on January 19, 2024, just 3.5 years after the initial release on PS4. I won’t get into the debate of whether this is really necessary, but I do want to mention how crazy it is that the time required for remastering is getting shorter and shorter.
Anyway, what’s in this package? Naughty Dog isn’t just re-releasing the same game, they’re also adding some nice bonuses. Besides the “graphics improvements” and other technical shenanigans, this version also contains some legitimate new content.
This includes footage cut from the full game. Pretty neat, but not as exciting as the brand new roguelike mode No Return.
This survival mode will allow players to focus on the powerful gameplay of The Last of Us Part 2 by offering a race-based horde mode at different levels and with a multitude of playable characters, some of which have never been playable in the series before. This looks really fun!
The Last of Us Part II Remastered arrives on PS5 on January 19, with:
No return roguelike mode
Lost levels with developer comments
free guitar play
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– Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) November 18, 2023
Here are all the changes and additions for The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered:
- PS5 technical improvements
- Graphics improvements
- 4K in fidelity mode
- Improved loading times
- DualSense integration
- No comeback
- Roguelike Survival Mode
- Lost levels with developer comments
- free guitar play
- New outfits and skins
Thank goodness there is an upgrade path
Now, this isn’t a “full” “remake” like The Last of Us Part 1, which fortunately convinced Sony to offer an upgrade for the game. This means that owners of The Last of Us Part 2 can get the remaster for just $10, which isn’t too bad considering the new content and “enhanced” graphics.
Oddly enough, Sony and Naughty Dog haven’t revealed how much the remaster alone will cost. Neither in the standard edition, nor in the new WLF edition, which contains some cool goodies:
- Complete game in a steelbook box
- 47 Total Society of Champions Trading Cards
- Washington Liberation Front Patch
- Four enamel pins
Pre-orders go live on December 5, which is when we’ll actually know how much this thing costs. Unfortunately, there is no news on a PC version yet.