The Last of Us Part II Remastered will bring technological improvements, new modes, and new behind-the-scenes features.
One said new mode is “No Return”, a roguelike survival mode designed to let players prove their mettle in randomised encounters, as well as a host of playable characters from The Last of Us franchise for players to choose from.
The Remastered version will also introduce a new Guitar Free Play mode, which lets players strum the strings across various instruments as they use audio FX pedals to modulate the performance, and even play as different characters in several in-game locations.
Some behind-the-scenes will be part of the Remastered version, with a new set of Lost Levels that allows players a chance to check out some playable sequences previously cut from the game.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered will feature 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.
Accessibility options are making their return to the PlayStation 5, along with new additions such as the inclusion of Descriptive Audio and Speech to Vibrations, which uses the DualSense controller to indicate character speech and cadence.
Preorders will be available starting from 5th December for both the standard edition and The Last of Us Part II Remastered W.L.F. Edition, which will be exclusively available direct from PlayStation in select markets. (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Austria)
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, where the save file from the original game can be imported in.