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The Last of Us Part II Remastered Gets New Details

The Last of Us Part II Remastered Gets New Details - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2023 / 10,698 Views

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Naughty Dog have released new details for The Last of Us Part II Remastered.

The Lost Levels will let you "explore early-development versions of three new levels not seen in the original The Last of Us Part II: Sewers, Jackson Party and Boar Hunt."

The No Return, a roguelike survival mode, has you survive as long as possible in each run that lets the player choose their path through randomized encounters.

Read the new details below:

Native PS5 enhancements

Built for the PS5, The Last of Us Part II Remastered enhances the original PS4 game in ways not possible before. Visual performance now includes native 4K output in Fidelity Mode, 1440p upscaled to 4K in Performance Mode, and an Unlocked Framerate option for TVs that support VRR. The Last of Us Part II Remastered also includes improved load times to let you jump right back into the action. Descriptive Audio and Speech to Vibrations have also been added to The Last of Us Part II Remastered's suite of accessibility features.

No Return – A roguelike survival mode

Experience deep combat via an entirely new mode! Survive as long as you can in each run as you choose your path through a series of randomized encounters featuring different foes and memorable locations from throughout The Last of Us Part II, all culminating in tense boss battles.

Unique gameplay modifiers can offer new and unexpected challenges as you fight to succeed – and survive – in a host of different encounter types. Play as a variety of characters including never-before-playable characters like Dina, Jesse, Lev, Tommy and more, each with unique traits to offer different playstyles, and unlock skins for them as you progress to use in the mode. 

New ways to play

Delve deeper into this beloved adventure and learn how the original game was created. Lost Levels let you explore early-development versions of three new levels not seen in the original The Last of Us Part II: Sewers, Jackson Party and Boar Hunt. Enjoy hours of new developer commentary about The Last of Us Part II’s development as you experience the game.

Live up to your musical potential with Guitar Free Play, which includes new instruments, or take on the new Speedrun Mode and post your best times. Take incredible Photo Mode shots with additions like dynamic lighting, Frame Forward, and Gaze Direction, as well as new frame and logo options.

The Last of Us Part II Remastered also features brand new unlockable character and weapon skins for players to use for both Ellie and Abby.

Graphical improvements and full DualSense wireless controller support

The beautiful yet dangerous world of The Last of Us Part II Remastered is brought to new life on the PS5. This version features increased texture resolution, increased Level-of-Detail distances, improved shadow quality, animation sampling rate, and more. The Last of Us Part II Remastered also makes full use of the DualSense wireless controller's haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to allow every weapon to feel distinct and convey an increased sense of presence in your surroundings as you explore the snowy mountains of Jackson and the rain-drenched city streets of Seattle.

The Last of Us Part II Remastered will launch for the PlayStation 5 on January 19, 2024.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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17 Comments
DonFerrari (on 23 November 2023)

For a 10 upgrade this seems reasonable.

  • +8
yo_john117 DonFerrari (on 24 November 2023)

Agreed, I was initially sad as I just bought Part II (PS4 Version) and thought I was going to have to pay the $70 for the PS5 version. So happy it's only a $10 upgrade!

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 23 November 2023)

Just like ghost of Tsushima I think we will see minimal graphical updates but the loading speed and overall game quality will be much more in line with the ps5 and will make it a breeze to play ...

For 10 bucks not bad at all.

  • +5
Shadow1980 (on 25 November 2023)

TLOU2 has been part of my backlog for a while now. I was thinking of playing it after I was done with Horizon 2, but I guess I can wait another couple of months. $10 isn't bad for such an upgrade.

  • +3
Knitemare (on 23 November 2023)

For 10 dlls, I am in to get my heart crushed again

  • +2
Deyon (on 24 November 2023)

They should've added a feature that allows you to skip Abby's godawful boring chapters.

  • +1
znake Deyon (on 25 November 2023)

You mean Ellie trash history and character,

Abby saved Part II

  • 0
hellobion2 znake (on 26 November 2023)

I do not really care about the plot. I just like hearing people react about Abby

  • +1
DonFerrari Deyon (on 27 November 2023)

If you play the roguelike mode I don't think you'll be playing boring chapters.

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SecondWar (on 23 November 2023)

In terms of performance, what exactly is the difference between this and the PS4 played on a PS5 via backwards compatibility?

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DonFerrari SecondWar (on 23 November 2023)

I believe it will be 4k native with solid 30fps and 1440p60fps solid, so not really performance gain but more like extra pixels on same fps.

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SecondWar DonFerrari (on 23 November 2023)

So was the PS4 BC only upscaled to 4k and not solid 60 on performance?

  • -2
DonFerrari SecondWar (on 23 November 2023)

From what I saw now it is rock solid 30 and 60 on those modes, but perhaps we need to wait for DF review.

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Radek DonFerrari (on 25 November 2023)

PS4 Pro version on PS5 is already 1440p perfect 60 fps, so in terms of resolution we won't be getting anything more.

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DonFerrari Radek (on 25 November 2023)

Well I didn't try that good to know.

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twintail SecondWar (on 23 November 2023)

PS4 version on PS5 just benefits from running on stronger hardware. Res is the same as PS4Pro, framerate can go up to 60fps, and loading is about 50% better. But it's not actually utilising any of the PS5 features (since it's still a PS4 game) for it's resolution/ framerate and loading times. It will now that it's a native PS5 release.

  • +7
Qwark twintail (on 27 November 2023)

Still odd, that now it is a native port, they can't hit (dynamic) 4k/60 considering how much more powerful the PS5 is compared to PS4 pro

  • -1