PlayStation and developer Naughty Canine have revealed The Final of Us Half II Remastered, and it hits PlayStation 5 solely on January 19, 2024. It contains all of the visible and efficiency upgrades you’d anticipate, like 4K decision and an unlocked body price possibility for TVs that help variable refresh price, in addition to a brand new roguelike mode and extra.
“The engrossing marketing campaign returns alongside technological enhancements, new modes, and new behind-the-scenes options that may deepen your understanding of Half II’s creation,” a Naughty Canine blog post reads.
Try what The Final of Us Half II Remastered appears like within the announcement trailer beneath:
Maybe the largest shock of this remaster is a brand new mode referred to as No Return. Naughty Canine describes it as a roguelike survival mode “designed to let gamers show their mettle in randomized encounters” and expertise the sport’s fight in new methods. It contains varied playable characters, too, a few of that are playable for the primary ever in The Final of Us franchise, and every options distinctive traits to swimsuit totally different playstyles, too.
“Gamers will chart their very own course on every run, selecting between varied stealth and fight encounters that may pit you in opposition to a spread of enemies, with distinctive twists that may add new, sudden elements to any given encounter,” a weblog put up reads.
Every run provides gamers the possibility to decide on the rewards they need, how they wish to spec out their character, and extra. And the extra you play, the extra characters and skins you unlock. Plus, you may customise your runs and compete on a world leaderboard as a part of a Each day Run, which requires an web connection.
For those who’ve performed The Final of Us Half II, you realize it includes a playable guitar. This remaster fleshes out that characteristic with a brand new Free Play mode, “[It will] allow you to strum the strings throughout a bunch of unlockable devices, use audio FX pedals to modulate your efficiency, and play as totally different characters in a number of in-game places to customise the mode and really feel of your set.”
One other huge addition is a brand new set of Misplaced Ranges, which permits gamers to expertise playable sequences beforehand lower from the sport. Naughty Canine says these aren’t totally completed ranges, “however relatively, early-development slices that not solely allow you to see some new glimpses of Half II’s world, but additionally embrace embedded developer commentary to provide them richer context.”
Your complete sport’s cutscenes characteristic newly recorded director’s commentary from director Neil Druckmann, narrative lead Halley Gross, and actors like Troy Baker (Joel), Ashley Johnson (Ellie), and Laura Bailey (Abby).
On the remaster aspect of issues, Naughty Canine says this new model of The Final of Us Half II options “enhanced graphics, together with native 4K output in Constancy Mode, 1440p upscaled to 4K in Efficiency Mode, an Unlocked Framerate possibility for TVs that help VRR, elevated texture decision, elevated Degree-of-Element distances, improved shadow high quality, animation sampling price, and extra.” It additionally options DualSense options like haptic suggestions and adaptive set off integration and extra accessibility choices like Descriptive Audio and Speech to Vibration.
The unlockable Speedrun Mode from The Final of Us Half I (the remake) returns in The Final of Us Half II Remastered, too. On this remaster, you too can unlock bonus skins for Ellie, Abby, and their weapons, all usable within the sport’s newly enhanced Photograph Mode.
Lastly, The Final of Us Half II Remastered is getting a W.L.F Version which you could try beneath – it contains the sport, a steelbook case, digital content material, 47 Society of Champion buying and selling playing cards, a set of enamel pins, and a Washington Liberation Entrance patch.
For those who do not wish to purchase this re-creation since you already personal The Final of Us Half II on PlayStation 4, you may improve to a digital model of The Final of Us Half II Remastered for $10.
The Final of Us Half II Remastered hits PS5 solely on January 19, 2024.
For extra in regards to the sport, learn Recreation Informer’s The Final of Us Half II overview after which examine how HBO’s The Final of Us Season 2, which is able to adapt a part of The Final of Us Half II, is about to premiere in 2025. After that, examine how Naughty Canine reportedly laid off at the very least 25 staff in October whereas its Final of Us multiplayer sport is “on ice.”
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