The Last of Us Part II Remastered Out Now on PS5

The Last of Us Part II Remastered
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The Last of Us Part II Remastered” is now available for the PlayStation 5, offering an enhanced version of the acclaimed game. This remastered edition brings several new features and enhancements, making it an exciting release for both new and returning players.

One of the key features of this remastered version is the “No Return” mode, a roguelike survival mode that presents players with randomized encounters to challenge their combat skills in new and varied ways. This mode includes a selection of playable characters, some of which are making their first appearance in the franchise. Players can customize their experience with different character traits and styles, and compete in daily runs on a global leaderboard.

Another significant addition is the Guitar Free Play mode. Building on the popularity of the guitar-playing sections in the original game, this mode allows players to experiment with various instruments and characters, adding a musical depth to the gameplay experience.

The remastered edition also delves into the game’s development process. It includes “Lost Levels,” which are early development versions of levels that were not included in the original release. These levels come with developer commentary, providing insights into the creative process behind the game. Moreover, there is newly recorded director’s commentary across the campaign’s cutscenes, offering a deeper understanding of the story and characters.

Technically, the game has been enhanced to leverage the PlayStation 5’s capabilities. This includes graphical improvements like native 4K output in Fidelity Mode, improved loading times, and full integration of the DualSense wireless controller’s features for a more immersive experience.

For players who own the original PlayStation 4 version of the game, there’s an option to upgrade to the remastered version on the PS5 for $10. This upgrade path allows players to carry over their saves and continue their progress in the remastered edition.

The release of “The Last of Us Part II Remastered” is a major event for PlayStation 5 owners, offering an opportunity to experience Ellie and Abby’s story with fresh gameplay elements and technical enhancements.

For more detailed information, you can visit the PlayStation Blog​.