Naughty Dog has officially announced the release of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered for PS5, set to launch on January 19, 2024[^1^]. This remastered version will feature graphical enhancements, DualSense integration, and faster loading times[^1^]. Additionally, it will introduce a new roguelike survival mode called “No Return” and other gameplay improvements[^1^].
New Additions and Enhancements
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will offer native PS5 enhancements, including 4K output in Fidelity Mode and full DualSense wireless controller integration[^1^]. The game will also feature improved loading times, allowing players to jump into action more quickly[^1^].
The most significant addition to the remastered version is the “No Return” mode, a roguelike survival experience that challenges players with randomized encounters[^1^]. This mode will include new playable characters, each with unique gameplay traits, and a variety of challenges featuring different foes and memorable locations from the original game[^1^].
Other new features include “Lost Levels,” which allows players to explore early-development versions of three new levels not seen in the original game, and “Guitar Free Play,” which includes new unlockable instruments[^1^]. The remastered version will also offer hours of new developer commentary, providing insights into the game’s development[^1^].
Upgrade and Save File Compatibility
Players who already own The Last of Us Part 2 on PS4 can upgrade to the digital version of the remastered game on PS5 for $10 USD[^1^]. Save files from the original game can also be imported into the remastered version[^1^]. However, upgrades for disc copies of the PS4 version are only available for those with a PS5 that has a disc drive[^1^].
Q: When will The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered be released?
A: The game is set to launch on January 19, 2024[^1^].
Q: What are the main enhancements in the remastered version?
A: The remastered version will feature graphical enhancements, faster loading times, and full DualSense integration[^1^].
Q: What is the “No Return” mode?
A: “No Return” is a new roguelike survival mode that challenges players with randomized encounters and introduces new playable characters[^1^].
Q: Can I upgrade my PS4 version of the game to the remastered version on PS5?
A: Yes, players who own the PS4 version can upgrade to the digital PS5 version for $10 USD[^1^]. Save files can also be imported into the remastered version[^1^].
– Roguelike: A subgenre of role-playing video games characterized by procedural generation of game levels, turn-based gameplay, tile-based graphics, and permanent death of the player character.
– DualSense: The official wireless controller for the PlayStation 5, featuring haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone.
– Fidelity Mode: A graphics mode that prioritizes visual quality, often at the expense of performance or frame rate.