The Last of Us Part II Remastered Launches January 19, 2024


The Last of Us Part II Remastered

By: Jason Siu


2 min read

Home » News » The Last of Us Part II Remastered Launches January 19, 2024
The Last of Us Part II Remastered will feature a new game mode

We prefer to run an ad-free site, so this post may contain affiliate links. If you wish to support us and use these links to buy something, we may earn a commission. Learn more here.

Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of Us Part II Remastered is set to launch on PlayStation 5 on January 19, 2024. This means PlayStation 4 gamers have The Last Of Us Remastered and The Last of Us Part II, while PlayStation 5 owners get The Last of Us Part 1 and The Last of Us Part II Remastered. According to Naughty Dog, the remastered version features technological improvements, new modes, and new behind-the-scenes features.

The remastered version introduces a new mode called No Return, a roguelike survival mode featuring randomized encounters within The Last of Us Part II’s combat system. In No Return, players will be able to choose from a variety of characters, some of which are playable for the first time in The Last of Us franchise—Lev can be seen in the trailer. Each run will give players a new chance to decide what rewards they get after each encounter, how they spec out their character, and more.

Additionally, the remastered version includes a Guitar Free Play mode, where players can strum a variety of unlockable instruments. They can also use audio FX pedals to modulate their performance, and play as different characters in several in-game locations. There’s also a new set of Lost Levels so players get a chance to see some playable sequences that were originally cut from the game. Although they aren’t fully finished levels, they’ll still let players see new glimpses at the world, along with developer commentary.

Speaking of commentary, newly recorded director’s commentary can be found across the campaign’s cutscenes from director Neil Druckmann, narrative lead Halley Gross, and actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, and Laura Bailey.

Technically, the game boasts native 4K output in Fidelity Mode and 1440p resolution upscaled to 4K in Performance Mode. For TVs that support variable refresh rate (VRR), there’s an Unlocked Framerate option, along with increased texture resolution, Level-of-Detail distances, improved shadow quality, animation sampling rate, and more. Naturally, the game will take advantage of the PlayStation 5, resulting in quicker loading times along with the DualSense’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Starting December 5, preorders for The Last of Us Part II Remastered will open, offering both a standard edition and a special W.L.F. Edition that will be exclusively available direct from PlayStation in select markets: United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Austria. The W.L.F. Edition includes a SteelBook display case, four enamel pins, a Washington Liberation Front Patch, and a total of 47 Society of Champions trading cards, including eight holographic cards. Those who already own The Last of Us Part II on PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade to a digital version of the remastered version for $10.

The Last of Us Part II Remastered Announce Trailer

Like our content?

Subscribe to our newsletter and get video game news, features, and deals straight to your inbox.

This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Subscribing to the newsletter indicates your consent to our Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

Latest News