The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered release time countdown and upgrade price

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Sony is kicking off the new year with a return to easily their most divisive PlayStation exclusive since the days of the PS4. Every PlayStation user has an opinion about TLOU2, and these opinions always swing between the extremes of love and hate. If you love the game, then the good news is that the release date and time countdown for when The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will come out in PT, ET, and UK GMT is imminent. Sony has also confirmed the price and bonuses, along with all of the new content.

It’s been a really exciting start to the year for TLOU2 fans. Although last year ended with the disappointment of The Last of Us Online officially cancelled, this year has started off hot with HBO revealing the actor for Abby in season 2 of their live-action adaptation. The second chapter of HBO’s adaptation is touted for 2025, and it will be interesting to see how non-gamers react to the story and most infamous scenes.

Now, before HBO’s second season comes out, gamers get to return to Naughty Dog’s most divisive sequel through The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered. If you already love the game, then it is the perfect opportunity to experience it again but better than ever. Meanwhile, if you hated the game, then it’s the perfect opportunity to give it a second chance now that emotions have cooled down. You can get it for as little as $10, and the release date and time are on the horizon.

The Last Of Us Part 2 Remastered PS5 release date

The release date for The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered on the PS5 is January 19th, 2024. Naughty Dog and PlayStation confirmed its launch on the official PlayStation Blog post. Looking at the release schedule for games in 2024, this launch day means TLOU2 comes out just one week before Tekken 8 and Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth both come out on January 26th.

Although the original game is on PS4, this remaster is exclusive to PS5. It again tells the sequel to Part 1, and the leading playable characters are Ellie and Abby. In addition to this retelling coming out soon, we also know that we are getting season 2 of HBO’s television adaptation in 2025.

What time does The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered come out?

The release time for when The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will come out is 9 PM PT on January 18th, and 12 AM ET/ 12 AM GMT on January 19th. These hours come courtesy of the countdown on the PSN store. They are also typical of PlayStation as the majority of Sony’s first-party console exclusives launch at local midnight for every region.

TLOU2 Remastered release time US

  • 9 PM PT on Thursday, January 18th
  •  12 AM ET on Friday, January 19th

TLOU2 Remastered release time UK

  • 12 AM GMT on Friday, January 19th

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered countdown timer

Below is a countdown to the release time for The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered in PT, ET, and UK GMT:

How and where to pre-order TLOU2 Remastered

You can pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered through official retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, and the PlayStation Store. There is a glorious physical W.L.F. edition you can purchase exclusively from PlayStation Direct.

The W.L.F. edition includes the following content:

  • Steelbook display case
  • Four enamel pins
  • One W.L.F. patch
  • 47 Society of Champions trading cards

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered download size

According to the datamining Twitter account PlayStation Game Size, the download size of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered clocks in at 76.16GB. Bear in mind, that this doesn’t account for any potential day-one patches, so this figure could change ahead of release.

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered PS5 price

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is $49.99 on its own, but it comes with a $10 upgrade price for players who own the PS4 version. You can only upgrade to the PS5 remaster if you own a digital copy of the PS4 game or if you have a PS4 disc and a PS5 with a disc drive. It’s the exact same process as with the Death Stranding Director’s Cut.

Unfortunately, if you own a disced version of the game but have a discless PS5, you will need to buy the full game again.

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered new modes and upgraded content

Arguably the most exciting aspect of the upcoming remaster is the addition of a new mode called No Return. This is a roguelike survival mode where you get to play different characters from the game’s story and setting. Each character comes with its own attributes and playstyles, and each playthrough will offer unique scenarios thanks to random enemy encounters.

In addition to this new mode, Naughty Dog is also adding more flexibility to the guitar. Through a new Guitar Free Play mode, you will be able to play an assortment of new unlockable instruments, as well as play in the shoes of several different characters. Finally, there will also be playable sequences of previously cut levels from the game. Rather than fully finished and refurbished levels, these are cut sequences that will be accompanied by commentary from the development team to provide a glimpse into the creative process.

Lastly, the remaster will also include the following improvements:

  • Enhanced graphics
  •   Native 4K output Fidelity Mode
  •   1440p upscaled to 4K in Performance Mode
  •   Unlocked FPS option for TVs that support VRR
  •   Increased texture resolution
  •   Increased level-of-detail distances
  •   Improved shadow quality
  •   Higher animation sampling rate
  •   Faster loading times
  •   DualSense wireless controller haptic feedback and adaptive triggers integration

Check out differences guide for more information about everything new. You can also check to see if it is coming to PC.

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered PS5 FAQ

When does The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered come out?

The release date and time for when The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will come out is 9 PM PT on January 18th, and 12 AM ET/ 12 AM GMT on January 19th, 2024.

Is TLOU2 Remastered on PS4?

No, The Last of Us 2 Remastered is not on PS4 as it is exclusive to PS5.

How much does The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered cost?

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered PS5 upgrade price is $10 for players who own a PS4 digital copy of TLOU2.

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