Naughty Dog officially announced The Last of Us Part II Remastered for PS5 following a series of previous leaks about the game. The game will be released on January 19, 2024. If you already own The Last of Us part II on PS4, players can upgrade to the Digital Remaster version for $10 USD and transfer save files from the original.
The Remaster will add a “roguelike survival mode” called No Return designed to allow players to show off their skills in random encounters and experience The Last of Us part II in a new way. Players can also transform into a series of new characters, participating in different battles, from fighting head-on to hiding against many enemies filled with new and surprising elements.
In terms of technical improvements, the developer says that the game offers 4K graphics in fidelity mode, upscaling from 1440p to 4K when in performance mode, and if users use a VRR-enabled TV, the device will have the speed unlock option of frames. The Last of Us Part II Remaster also gets improved loading times and updated DualSense features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
In addition to the new roguelike mode, players can also experience a free guitar mode with a variety of instruments, as well as some incomplete levels that were removed from the original game, based on developer feedback on these levels, main campaign scenes and Quick race mode.