There have been a lot of leaks about The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered in the last few hours, and now it has been officially announced by Naughty Dog and Sony. Check out the announcement trailer below.
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will feature a number of enhancements, additions and improvements over the original 2020 PS4 release for the acclaimed action-adventure title. Perhaps the most significant addition is No Return, a new roguelike survival mode in which players will face a variety of random challenges in different locations. The mode will feature multiple playable characters, skins and more.
The remaster will also include developer commentary from director Neil Druckmann, story director Halley Gross and actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey, who play Joel, Ellie and Abby, respectively. Also included are a new set of Lost Levels, which are described as playable early development stages of levels cut from the full game, and will come with developer commentary. “Explore these spaces and hear directly from the team about the intent of aspects of each level – this is a unique addition for our studio and we are excited to give players a glimpse into the creative process,” Naughty Dog writes.
In addition, the game will also feature two graphics modes, with a Fidelity Mode running at native 4K, and a Performance Mode running at 1440p upscaled to 4K. Other visual improvements will include increased Level-of-Detail distances, improved shadow quality, animation sampling rate and more. The remaster also includes support for the DualSense’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, while Descriptive Audio and Speech to Vibrations have been added as accessibility options.
Meanwhile, similar to The Last of Us Part 1, there is also a new Speedrun Mode, as well as bonus skins for Ellie, Abby and their weapons, and new Photo Mode additions, including dynamic lighting, Frame Forward and Gaze Direction, as well as new frame and logo options.
True to the recent leak, The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered launches for PS5 on Jan. 19. Check out the announcement trailer and screenshots below. Pre-orders will go live on Dec. 5. Meanwhile, Naughty Dog has also revealed a W.L.F. Edition for the remastered release, and confirmed that owners of the original PS4 game will be offered an upgrade path.