The rumors were right: the remastering of The Last of Us Part II for the PS5 it is official. Sony and Naughty Dog announced its launch on Friday night – early morning in Europe – after multiple leaks throughout the day. The formal name of the game is The Last of Us Part II Remastered.
As expected, this version will arrive with graphical improvements designed to fully exploit the PlayStation 5 hardware. But it also introduces additional content and a new game mode, to make the experience even more complete.
Regarding visual optimizations, The Last of Us Part II Remastered will include a higher level of detail compared to the original PS4 version. Likewise, it incorporates better shadows and textures. Although the most notable will, without a doubt, be the possibility of playing in native 4K if the title is run in Fidelity Mode. Those who prefer a higher FPS experience can run it in Performance Mode, with a resolution of 1440p scaled to 4K. In both cases, it will be necessary to have a 4K monitor or television.
In addition, The Last of Us Part II Remastered will aim to take advantage of the support for the PS5’s variable refresh rate. That is why it will offer the option of unlock frame rate when playing on a VRR compatible TV.
The native version of The Last of Us Part II for the PlayStation 5 will also provide deep integration with the controller DualSense. This will allow players to take advantage of adaptive triggers and haptic feedback to make control more immersive, regardless of the circumstances of the scene. For example, to have greater sensitivity during stealth and exploration moments, as well as a more precise experience during combat.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered– New game mode and additional content
Perhaps the most important addition of The Last of Us Part II Remastered be the new game mode No Return (Without comeback). Players will step into the shoes of different characters while They try to survive for a certain amount of time in a dungeon type scenario, where their decisions will end up impacting the type and number of enemies they will face in their path. This modality will incorporate rewards and the possibility of unlocking skins or more characters.
Other features debuting in The Last of Us Part II for the PS5 they will be “free guitar” mode and “lost levels”. The first is something that the composer Gustavo Santaolalla had suggested as a possibility a few months ago. Users will be able to perform songs with different string instruments and characters, and take advantage of sound effects and other additional features.
The second is a tour of scenarios that were part of the original version of Part II and that they were eliminated before their launch in 2020. It is worth clarifying that they are not finalized, but are intended to allow a look “behind the scenes”, taking advantage of the comments from the Naughty Dog developers.
Availability and price
The reserves of The Last of Us Part II Remastered They will open next December 5. The game will be available from January 19, 2024. In addition to the conventional versions (physical and digital), Naughty Dog and Sony will launch a special edition called WLF Edition. It will only be available in 9 countries, among them Spain.
Those who acquire the WLF Edition of The Last of Us Part II Remastered for the PS5 they will receive the physical game and its extra digital content in a steel box. The package will include 47 cards of Society of Champions —of which 8 are holographic—, 4 pins and a Washington Liberation Front (WLF) patch.
Unfortunately, Sony has not yet revealed the price of any of the versions of The Last of Us Part II Remastered. Of course, there is good news for those who bought the original PlayStation 4 game. The Japanese company will allow you to get the new remastered edition for the PS5 in exchange for only 10 dollars. And the best of all is that you will be able to import your saved evolution into the 2020 title.
Without a doubt, this is very good news, since fans who had already purchased The Last of Us Part II They wondered if they would have to pay full price again for the remastering for the PS5. In any case, there are some non-minor points to take into account that appear in the fine print of the advertisement.
Those who access the upgrade You will receive a digital copy of The Last of Us Part II Remastered, but they will definitely need a PlayStation 5 with a disk drive. Because? Because They will have to insert the original PS4 game disc both to download the new version and every time they want to play it.