The Last of Us Part II Remastered announced
PS5 port of the stealth action game will be out early 2024
Sony and developers Naughty Dog have announced The Last of Us Part II Remastered, coming to PlayStation 5 console on January 19, 2024.
The Remastered version will include a new mode called No Return, a roguelike survival mode designed to let players prove their mettle in randomized encounters. The mode includes a host of playable characters to choose from – some playable for the first time in The Last of Us franchise – who each come with their own traits to suit different playstyles. Players will chart their own course on each run, choosing between various stealth and combat encounters that will pit you against a range of enemies.
There is also a new Guitar Free Play mode, which will let you strum the strings across a host of unlockable instruments, use audio FX pedals to modulate your performance, and play as different characters in several in-game locations to customize the mood and feel of your set.
A new set of Lost Levels in Part II Remastered allow players a unique chance to check out some playable sequences previously cut from the game. These aren’t fully finished levels, but rather early-development slices that not only let you see some new glimpses of Part II’s world, but also include embedded developer commentary to give them richer context.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered promises enhanced graphics, including native 4K output in Fidelity Mode, 1440p upscaled to 4K in Performance Mode, an Unlocked Framerate option for TVs that support VRR, increased texture resolution, increased Level-of-Detail distances, improved shadow quality, animation sampling rate, and more.
Existing owners of The Last of Us Part II on PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade to a digital version of The Last of Us Part II Remastered for $10 USD at launch.