Once again, Naughty Dog is dusting off one of its gems for the current console generation. The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered, launching Jan. 19 for PlayStation 5, is currently available to pre-order and will come packaged with a host of upgrades. While its list of improvements isn’t as extensive as what we got with The Last of Us Part 1, Naughty Dog is clearly taking steps to capitalize with the PlayStation 5 hardware.
In addition to full DualSense controller integration and improved load times, the remaster will allow the game to play natively at 4K, and will have an unlocked framerate option for TVs with variable refresh rate. Naughty Dog has also added descriptive Audio and speech to vibration to the game’s suite of accessibility features. The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will also include a host of new content in the form of additional outfits and weapon skins for Ellie and Abby, developer commentary tracks, and three new levels that never made it into the game’s initial release.
However, perhaps the most substantial addition to the game is the No Return roguelike survival mode, which allows you to play through a series of randomized encounters as previously unplayable characters from The Last of Us, including Tommy, Lev, Jesse, Dina, and more. But, if you’d prefer to chill out instead of running from Clickers, you can also engage in a dedicated guitar free-play mode.
If you’d like to take another quick trip to Washington that definitely won’t leave you emotionally scarred, we’ve detailed where you can pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered below.
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is available to pre-order in its physical format from several online retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, and Walmart for $49.99. The digital version is also available to reserve directly from PlayStation for the same price. However, if you already own a copy for PlayStation 4, you can upgrade to the remastered version for just $10.
The upgrade will be available on the PlayStation store on Jan. 19, and while it can be applied to either the physical or digital versions of The Last of Us Part 2, you’ll need to insert your PS4 copy of the game into your PS5 every time you want to play the game for DRM purposes.
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered WLF Edition
PlayStation is also offering a fancier version of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered. Dubbed the WLF edition (for Washington Liberation Front), this $99.99 physical version of the game doesn’t feature any additional in-game content but does come packaged with some extra loot, which we’ve listed below.
- 47 total Society of Champions trading cards with eight limited edition holographic cards
- Washington Liberation Front patch
- Set of four enamel pins
- SteelBook case