# The Last of Us Part II: A New Experience on PS5
## The Awaited Remaster Release Date Announced
Naughty Dog, the esteemed game developer, has officially confirmed that a remastered version of “The Last of Us Part II” is slotted for release on the PS5 on January 19, 2024. Fans and newcomers alike have something to look forward to with this remastered version boasting several enhancements.
## Easy Upgrade for Existing Fans
For gamers who already have “The Last of Us Part II” on PS4, there is great news. They have the opportunity to purchase a digital version of the PS5 remastered game for just 10 euros. Moreover, saved files from the PS4 version can be transferred to the remastered version, ensuring a seamless transition between consoles.
### Importance of a Disc Drive for PS4 Disc Owners
Naughty Dog has been transparent with fans who have the PS4 disc, pointing out that updates are exclusive to PS5 users with a disc drive. As stated in their blog post, “Owners of PS4 disc copies must insert them into the PS5 every time they want to download or play the digital version of PS5.”
## No Current Plans for PC Version
At this moment, there hasn’t been any announcement for a PC version of the remaster. Nevertheless, fans can immerse themselves in the trailer below to get a glimpse of what the remaster has in store.
## Exciting New Features and Modes
The remaster isn’t just a mere visual upgrade, it introduces a new roguelite survival mode known as “No Return”. In this challenging mode, players select their path faced with random encounters and have to survive a progressive array of enemies and areas leading up to climactic boss fights.
### Unprecedented Playables
The “No Return” mode expands the lore by featuring unlockable characters who were never before playable, each possessing distinctive gameplay characteristics.
### Engaging Additions
Other exciting features include:
– A swift-paced speedrun mode to compete with other players’ timing.
– The artistic “Guitar Free Play”, where players can unlock new musical instruments.
– New character skins and weapons for the game’s protagonists, Ellie and Abby, enhancing the personalization possibilities.
Moreover, an exclusive feature titled “Lost Levels” allows players to unearth the early development stages of three new levels that never made it to the original PS4 title.
## Technical Enhancements
The remaster promises a highly immersive experience with:
– Detailed graphical enhancements.
– Stunning 4K visuals in Fidelity mode.
– Swift loading times.
– Full integration of the PS5’s DualSense™ controller.
## Dive into Developer Insights and More
Fans can delve deeper into the creators’ vision with hours of developer commentary and explore various enrichments to the accessibility features, such as descriptive audio and voice-to-vibration conversion.
## The Legacy Continues
Following the successful remaster of the first installment, “The Last of Us Part II Remastered” builds upon the foundation with technical prowess and added content. Remembering the original review: “The Last of Us: Part I updates the original adventure of Joel and Ellie… enhancing its emotional aspect and improving the playable plane.”
## Composer’s Teaser and Historical Context
The remaster was teased by the game’s composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, hinting at a new edition that would expand his cameo as a guitarist – likely the “Guitar Free Play” mode. From its original launch on PS4 in 2020 to receiving a 60fps update on PS5 in 2021, the essence of “The Last of Us Part II” continues to evolve for its fans.
With such substantial enhancements and additional content, the anticipation for “The Last of Us Part II Remastered” is undoubtedly high, as Naughty Dog sets the stage for the next level of gaming experience on the PS5.