Update 2: As a result of all this leaking, Sony has officially announced The Last of Us Part II Remastered. As previously reported, the game launches on January 19 and will feature graphical improvements, an all-new roguelike survival mode, and the ability to explore cut content.
But perhaps the most important information is that if you own The Last of Us Part II on PS4, you’ll be able to upgrade to the remaster for $10. This matches previous upgrades from Sony for titles like Ghost of Tsushima. Additionally, you can transfer your save data from the PS4 version.
Developer Naughty Dog also shared a number of screenshots, which we’ve embedded below.
Update: According to other leaks, The Last of Us Part II Remastered will launch on January 19, 2024. The date is included in a trailer discovered via the PlayStation Network backend. The trailer makes no mention of a PC version – just PS5.
Original story: Following previous reports that The Last of Us: Part II would almost certainly receive a PS5 remaster, the rumored title has now leaked via the PlayStation Store (or more specifically, sites like PS Deals which use unreleased data from the PlayStation Network).
Officially titled The Last of Us Part II Remastered, this PS5 re-release will feature “a host of graphical enhancements”, 4K resolution in Fidelity mode, improved loading times and full DualSense controller functionality.
Everything you’d expect, then, but this remaster apparently goes further. The product description describes “No Return” – “a roguelike survival mode” in which “you choose your path through a series of random encounters.”
It continues: “Play as a multitude of unlockable characters, some never before seen in The Last of Us franchise, each with unique gameplay features. The variety of challenges features different enemies and memorable locations from the second part, all culminating in intense boss fights.” Considering how good Part II’s combat system was, this could be a really interesting addition.
But there is more. “Lost Levels” will also be included, allowing you to “explore early development versions of three new levels not seen in the original.” Lots of developer commentary is also included, and there’s even a new “Guitar Free Play” mode where you can unlock additional instruments. Fair enough.
At the time of writing, the remaster does not have a set release date. It’s possible (maybe even likely) that we’ll get one at The Game Awards next month.
What do you think of all this? Would all these new features keep you coming back for The Last of Us: Part II? Or are you just looking for a brand new Naughty Dog game? Prepare for pain in the comments section below.
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