The Last of Us Part II Remastered Coming Exclusively to PS5 on January 19th, 2024

Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of Us Part II will be getting a remastered version for PlayStation 5. Titled The Last of Us Part II Remastered, it is set to launch on January 19th, 2024 as a PS5 console exclusive.

The game will feature improved graphics and performance, making full use of the PS5’s powerful hardware. This includes higher resolution textures, improved lighting, faster loading times, haptic feedback through the DualSense controller, and more.

Revisit Ellie and Abby’s Emotional Journeys

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The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II Remastered allows both new and returning players to experience the emotional journeys of Ellie and Abby in the post-pandemic world. The story picks up years after The Last of Us, following Ellie as she embarks on a quest for retribution. Players also get to see things from Abby’s perspective as she copes with grief and trauma.

Naughty Dog’s attention to detail in the original PlayStation 4 version will be even more apparent with the PS5 enhancements. Every environment and character model looks more lifelike, further immersing players in the game’s bleak yet beautiful world.

New Modes Provide Fresh Ways to Play

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The Last of Us Part II

In addition to the original story campaign, The Last of Us Part II Remastered introduces new gameplay modes. No Return offers a roguelike survival experience with randomized enemy encounters and playable side characters. Guitar Free Play lets you strum various in-game guitars and customize performances.

The Lost Levels mode gives a look into early sequences that didn’t make it into the final game. It includes developer commentary explaining creative choices during development. These modes add replay value, especially for those who have already finished the main story.

Cutting-Edge PS5 Features Enhance Immersion

The DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers will make combat feel more visceral. 3D audio support through headphones ramps up spatial awareness to hear enemies sneaking up. Fast loading eliminates interruptions thanks to the PS5’s ultra-high speed SSD.

Ray tracing enables realistic lighting effects with accurate reflections and shadows. Combined with 4K resolution, The Last of Us Part II has never looked more beautiful yet haunting. All these next-gen enhancements make the PS5 version the definitive way to experience the game.

Pre-Order for Bonus Content

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Naughty Dog is offering pre-order bonuses for The Last of Us Part II Remastered. This includes early unlocks for bonus weapons, crafting training manuals, supplements to boost abilities, and concept art. There is also an exclusive theme for PS5 menus.

Those who already own The Last of Us Part II can upgrade to the PS5 version for a discounted price. For the best post-apocalyptic survival horror experience, be sure to pre-order The Last of Us Part II Remastered ahead of its January 19th, 2024 launch.

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