The Last of Us Part II Releases February 21st, 2020

by Sage Ashford

Sony closed out their State of Play video with another look at The Last of Us Part II, giving fans a release date on the long-awaited title. More from their website below:

Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.

When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.

In addition, they also revealed the many…many…pre-order versions available:

There’s the standard edition, which can be acquired as either a physical or digital version. It’ll be available for $59.99 and come with an ammo capacity upgrade and crafting training manual for people who pre-order.

There’s also a Digital Deluxe Edition, which will get digital fans a digital soundtrack, a dynamic theme, a set of avatars, and a digital mini-art book published by Dark Horse. This will run digital fans $69.99.

Then there’s the Special Edition, which will include a 48pg mini art book, published by Dark Horse, as well as a Steelbook case for the game, in addition to all the digital content from the original version, plus a dynamic PS4 theme and a set of PSN avatars.  This will be available for $79.99.

Then there’s the Collector’s Edition, which will launch with all of the Special Edition’s contents plus a digital soundtrack, a 12 inch statue of Ellie, one of Ellie’s bracelets, a lithograph art print and a set of enamel pins. This will retail at $169.99.

Finally there’s the Ellie Edition, which will launch with all of the above plus a full recreation of Ellie’s backpack from the game, a logo patch embroidered to the backpack, and a vinyl record featuring songs from the soundtrack.  This edition will cost $229.99.

After the reveal, some journalists were invited to a media reveal where they’d get to experience two levels from the game.  What we do know coming out of that is that this is Naughty Dog’s largest, most ambitious title ever.  Despite presumably not being open-world, it’s still a two-disc title.  That seems a bit much, but the environments they’ve shown in some of these trailers have been enormous, and rendering it all at the fidelity we expect as the standard for Naughty Dog probably uses up a lot of data even compressed.

The Last of Us Part II releases exclusively for PlayStation 4 on February 20th, 2020.

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