Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of Us Part 2 is getting remastered for PS5, with a bunch of extras thrown in. And, even better, those who’ve purchased the PS4 version can upgrade for $10.
Well, we say ‘announced’, but its existence had already leaked. Even so, The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered sounds like a pretty awesome package. It’ll look prettier, but the game is only jumping one console generation so the difference probably won’t be as pronounced. But you will be able to run it in performance mode or fidelity mode, the latter giving you full 4K. And it’ll have all the accessibility options that featured in the last remaster.
But unlike The Last of Us Part 1 Remastered, which was pretty bare bones, this version adds in a whole host of content. For a start, the cutscenes will have optional commentary. Yes, you’ll get to hear director Neil Druckmann, narrative lead Halley Gross, and actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, and Laura Bailey share their thoughts on that scene.
Then there are unlockable bonus skins for Ellie and Abby and their weapons, handy for photo mode as Naughty Dog’s announcement points out. Though we’ve got our fingers crossed they’ll also show up in cutscenes, space suit included. Why? Because there’s nothing quite like undermining a dramatic scene by wearing a silly outfit.
On top of that there are some ‘Lost Level’s, cut content playable separately from the main storyline. But the most exciting addition has to be No Return, a new roguelike mode that will see you step into the shoes of some previously unplayable characters. We can see ourselves plunging hour after hour into this, especially if it lets us pit humans against clickers.
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will arrive on PS5 this January 19th. There’s a $10 upgrade for anyone with the physical or digital version of the original. Plus, you can snag a physical collector’s edition, available to pre-order from December 5th.