A remastered version of Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic survival game, The Last of Us, will launch for PlayStation 4 with the game's previously released downloadable content.
The Remastered Edition, priced at $59.99 on Amazon, will also include in-game cinematic commentary from the voices of Joel and Ellie — Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, respectively — and creative director Neil Druckmann. It will feature 1080p, as well as higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, and other gameplay tweaks. Additional content includes the Abandoned Territories Map Pack, Reclaimed Territories Map Pack, and single-player campaign The Last of Us: Left Behind.
Those who pre-order the game now through retailers will receive the following bonuses:
- 100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode
- Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign
- Increased Crafting Speed for use in the single-player campaign
- Increased Healing Speed for use in the single-player campaign
- 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade for use in the single-player campaign
- Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade for use in the single-player campaign
Pre-ordering the game from the PlayStation Store, meanwhile, will give players the following unlocks in the Factions multiplayer:
- Early Access to the Brawler Survival Skill in Factions mode
- Early Access to additional Loadout Points for use in Factions mode
- Early Access to the Jeep Cap and Surgical Mask for use in Factions mode
Banner ads were spotted earlier today on the official PlayStation Network Store, while the PlayStation 4 edition was confirmed by president of Worldwide Studios of Sony Computer Entertainment Shuhei Yoshida via Twitter.
"SCEA can confirm The Last of Us Remastered is coming to PS4, and we'll be sharing more details with you shortly." - by SCEA PR team— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) April 9, 2014
The Last of Us launched as a PlayStation 3 title last June. It's since won more than 200 awards, many of which are for Game of the Year. For more on the game, check out our review of the main game or its story-driven DLC, Left Behind.
Update: Druckmann took to Twitter earlier to add that Naughty Dog is targeting 60 framers per second for the game.
For those asking, @Naughty_Dog is developing The Last of Us Remastered and we're targeting 60fps. More info to come. #PS4— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) April 9, 2014
Update 2: A trailer for the Remastered edition is now available. Be warned that it does contain some spoilers.