Update 17.11.2023 19:55 ET: Naughty Dog’s existence is officially confirmed The Last of Us Part II Remasteredhas released a flurry of information about the upcoming re-release of the 2020 PlayStation 4 game. an article on the websiteComplete with an announcement trailer.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the remaster will be the new roguelike “No Return” mode, which looks quite interesting. You pick a character and then try to survive “random encounters” — it’s unclear whether the actual maps are random — and surviving allows you to earn meta progression to improve your character’s abilities, unlock cosmetics, and compete on global daily challenge leaderboards.
“Remastered” implies improved A/V features. The new version will indeed take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s advanced features, giving you the choice of a 4K “Loyalty” mode as usual or a “Performance” mode upgraded from 1440p to 4K running at 60fps. Whichever mode you choose, it will feature variable refresh rate support, improved LoD settings, sharper textures, smoother animation rates, etc. Thanks to this, the game will look better overall. DualSense controller features such as adaptive triggers will also be utilized.
As is its tendency, Naughty Dog is also making great progress on behind-the-scenes features, with some crazy commentary from various creators, including voice actors, and some new “lost levels.” cut from original Part II release.
You can also expect a number of minor additions, such as a sprint mode, improved photo-taking functionality, bonus skins for various characters, and expanded guitar playing, which will expand the audio possibilities and allow you to stage impromptu small concerts in different venues.
Pre-orders open on December 5. More expensive if you want to spend more money The Last of Us Part II Remastered The WLF Edition will come in a SteelBook case and include four enamel badges, a clothing patch, and physical versions of 47 in-game trading cards. And good news for the current PS4 Part II owners can upgrade to the digital version. Remastered For $10.
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On November 17, a prominent listing of the yet-to-be-confirmed remaster was leaked online. newly remastered What’s left of us more It will apparently feature “a number of graphical improvements” and “native PS5 improvements,” including faster loading times.
The store listing also mentions “No Way Back,” described as a “roguelike survival mode experience.” Here is the full description of this new mode:
Survive each run for as long as possible as you choose your path through a series of random encounters. Play as a variety of unlockable characters, each with unique gameplay features, some never before playable in The Last of Us series. Various difficulties feature different enemies and memorable locations Part IIall culminating in tense boss battles.
This remastered edition The Last of Us Part II will also feature “Lost Levels”, allowing players to explore “early development versions” of levels not seen in the main game. Some other interesting information at the store entrance include:
- Hours of new developer commentary.
- A new mode that allows you to freely play the famous guitar mini-game.
- Speedrun focused mode
- New unlockable weapon and character skins for Abby and Ellie.
Apparently, this new incarnation will be exclusive to PS5 and will be released on January 19, 2024. There was no mention of a PC port in the leaked trailer or store listing.
This leak seemingly confirms rumors and reports from earlier this year. The Last of Us Part II remaster or PS5 upgrade. in July 2023, The Last of Us composer Gustavo Santaolalla suggested during an interview that some sort of elevated port was in the works.