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The Last of Us Part II Remastered Set to Launch on PS5 With New Features

By Xueyang
Nov. 18, 2023 updated 06:10

Naughty Dog has officially announced "The Last of Us Part II Remastered," the ultimate edition of the critically acclaimed sequel, set to release on the PlayStation 5 on January 19, 2024. This definitive version promises an emotional re-engagement for fans and a fresh experience for newcomers to Ellie and Abby's journeys.

The remastered game is packed with technological improvements, new modes, and exclusive behind-the-scenes features. A standout addition is the "No Return" mode, a roguelike survival challenge that introduces random encounters and a range of playable characters, each with unique traits for varied gameplay. Additionally, players can explore the new Guitar Free Play mode, unlocking a variety of instruments and audio effects.

For those eager to peek behind the curtain, "The Last of Us Part II Remastered" offers a set of "Lost Levels," showcasing early-development sequences with developer commentary, providing insight into the game's creation. The director's commentary across the campaign's cutscenes offers further narrative depth.

Graphically, the game boasts enhanced features such as native 4K output in Fidelity Mode and an unlocked framerate option for VRR-supported TVs. These upgrades, alongside improvements in texture resolution and detail, ensure an immersive visual experience.

Incorporating PS5's capabilities, the game will offer improved loading times and integrate DualSense controller features for a more tactile experience. The extensive suite of accessibility options from the original will return, with new additions to enrich gameplay for all players.

Pre-orders for "The Last of Us Part II Remastered" will open on December 5, including a W.L.F. Edition with collectible items for dedicated fans. Those who already own the PS4 version of the game can upgrade to the digital PS5 version for 10 USD at launch and can import their saves to continue where they left off.

As the gaming community anticipates this release, Naughty Dog's commitment to enhancing and deepening the "The Last of Us" experience is clear, inviting players to revisit the compelling world and its characters in an entirely new light.

Source: Naughty Dog