Experience the emotional journeys of Ellie and Abby like never before
The team at Naughty Dog is thrilled to announce The Last of Us Part II Remastered, the ultimate way to relive the critically acclaimed sequel to The Last of Us.
Originally released in 2020, this remastered edition will be available exclusively on the PlayStation 5 console starting January 19, 2024.
Whether you’re a returning player or new to the franchise, Part II Remastered offers a host of features and improvements that make it a must-play experience.
No Return: A Fresh and Challenging Mode
One of the most exciting additions to The Last of Us Part II Remastered is the brand-new mode called No Return. This roguelike survival mode is designed to provide players with a fresh and challenging experience.
In No Return, you’ll prove your mettle in randomized encounters, testing your combat skills and decision-making abilities.
No Return introduces a variety of playable characters, some of whom are appearing in The Last of Us franchise for the first time. Each character has unique traits that cater to different playstyles, allowing you to chart your own course in each run.
Choose between stealth and combat encounters, facing a range of enemies with unexpected twists that add new dimensions to the gameplay.
With each run, you’ll have the opportunity to earn rewards, customize your character, and unlock additional characters and skins as you progress. Compete on a global leaderboard in the Daily Run, showcasing your skills and challenging others to beat your score.
The team at Naughty Dog is excited to reveal more about No Return as the launch date approaches.
Guitar Free Play: Unleash Your Inner Rockstar
For those who have already played The Last of Us Part II, the playable guitar sections were a fan favorite. In response to the overwhelming positive feedback, The Last of Us Part II Remastered introduces a new Guitar Free Play mode.
This mode allows you to strum the strings across a wide selection of unlockable instruments, use audio FX pedals to modulate your performance and play as different characters in various in-game locations.
Immerse yourself in the world of The Last of Us Part II Remastered as you customize the mood and feel of your set. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind or rock out with an intense performance, Guitar Free Play mode offers endless possibilities.
Experiment with different instruments, effects, and characters to create your unique musical experience.
A Glimpse Behind-the-Scenes: Lost Levels and Director’s Commentary
The Last of Us Part II Remastered goes beyond gameplay enhancements and modes. It offers a comprehensive dive into the creative process behind the game, allowing players to explore previously cut playable sequences in a new set of Lost Levels.
These early-development slices provide a fresh perspective on Part II’s world, accompanied by embedded developer commentary that offers richer context and insight into the team’s intentions.
Furthermore, The Last of Us Part II Remastered features a newly recorded director’s commentary across the campaign’s cutscenes. Director Neil Druckmann, narrative lead Halley Gross, and actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, and Laura Bailey share their insights into the story and its characters.
This addition provides fans with a deeper understanding of the team’s approach to crafting this captivating narrative.
Enhanced Graphics and Performance
The Last of Us Part II Remastered harnesses the power of the PlayStation 5 to deliver enhanced graphics and performance. In Fidelity Mode, the game offers native 4K output, immersing players in stunning visual fidelity.
Performance Mode provides an upscaled 1440p resolution, ensuring smooth gameplay even in the most action-packed moments.
The Remastered edition also features an Unlocked Framerate option for TVs that support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), resulting in smoother animation and more responsive gameplay.
Additionally, players can expect increased texture resolution, improved shadow quality, enhanced animation sampling rate, and other visual improvements that bring the world of Part II to life with greater detail and realism.
Harnessing the Power of PlayStation 5
The Last of Us Part II Remastered fully utilizes the capabilities of the PlayStation 5 beyond just graphics enhancements. Thanks to the console’s increased processing power, loading times are significantly reduced, allowing for a seamless and uninterrupted gaming experience.
Additionally, the game incorporates the unique features of the DualSense wireless controller, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, further immersing players in the world of The Last of Us.
Accessibility Options and Speedrun Mode
Naughty Dog remains committed to ensuring accessibility for all players. The Last of Us Part II Remastered includes the award-winning suite of accessibility options from the original game, providing a tailored experience for players with different needs. New additions, such as Descriptive Audio and Speech to Vibrations, enhance the gameplay experience and make it more inclusive.
Speedrun Mode, a fan-favorite feature from The Last of Us Part I, will also be available in Part II Remastered. Test your skills and compete against others as you strive to achieve the fastest completion times. Additionally, players can unlock bonus skins for Ellie, Abby, and their weapons, allowing for incredible Photo Mode opportunities.
Pre-Order Details and Upgrade Options
Order for The Last of Us Part II Remastered was released on December 5. The standard edition will be available, as well as The Last of Us Part II Remastered W.L.F. Edition, exclusively available from PlayStation in select markets. The W.L.F. Edition includes a SteelBook display case, four enamel pins, a Washington Liberation Front Patch, and a collection of 47 Society of Champions trading cards, including eight holographic cards.
Existing owners of The Last of Us Part II on PlayStation 4 will have the opportunity to upgrade to the digital version of Part II Remastered for a discounted price of $10 USD at launch. Moreover, you’ll be able to import your saves from the original game, allowing for a seamless continuation of your journey on the PlayStation 5.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered on PlayStation 5 offers an unparalleled gaming experience. With its new modes, enhanced graphics, behind-the-scenes content, and improved performance, it provides both new and returning players with a definitive way to immerse themselves in the emotional and gripping stories of Ellie and Abby.
Order your copy and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure.