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PlayStation and Naughty Dog have confirmed the release date for The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered after its trailer was leaked to the masses. According to the developers, the game will officially launch next year on Friday, January 19, 2024, for the PlayStation 5. Unfortunately, PC players got the short end of the stick again, as a Windows version of the revamped entry has yet to be announced. If the game is anything like its predecessor, though, you should expect a desktop release at some point in the future.
Now, if you’re wondering why anyone would want to spend money on a remastered game that features the same story and characters, we wouldn’t blame you. However, Naughty Dog has ensured that those who purchase their upcoming creation will have plenty of content to burn through, as the game is set to introduce an all-new roguelike survival mode called No Return, which, you guessed it, wasn’t included in the original release.
Notably, you also won’t have to pay full price for the remaster because, according to PlayStation and Naughty Dog’s blog post, you can upgrade your PS4 version of The Last of Us Part 2 to the remastered version for only $10! You will also be able to import your saves from the original game, but it wouldn’t be much of an experience without playing through the story again, would it?
In addition, the exciting The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered trailer also showcased many of the other goodies you can expect on opening day, including new outfits for Ellie and Abby and Lost Levels that enable you to explore unfamiliar settings, all of which you’ll be able to use and experience as you make your way through its tear-jerkingly fantastic story.
Now that you know when it’s going to be released, all you have to do now is wait for the exact date to arrive. In the meantime, take a look at our glowing The Last of Us Part 2 review so you can relive the post-apocalyptic hype all over again.