Update #2: PlayStation Australia has since confirmed that the price of the upgrade is definitely supposed to be $15 AUD. Yay!
Update 19/01: We’re not sure at this stage if it’s a mistake or if it’s applicable to 100% of users (we’ve confirmed with multiple people at this stage), but this morning as The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered launched for Aussie players, many have discovered that the price of the digital upgrade from the PS4 version of the game is, in fact, $15 AUD and not the $20 originally confirmed by PlayStation.,
It puts the upgrade price more in line with our original expectations based on previous PS4 to PS5 upgrades, but given the wealth of extra content you get in this remaster it could very well be an error. If you were on the fence and already own the PS4 game digitally or physically, now’s the time to jump on it!
Original Post: After the existence of the game was leaked and subsequently officially announced over the weekend, PlayStation Australia has now confirmed the local upgrade pricing for The Last of Us Part 2 owners looking to upgrade to the new The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered launching on January 19th next year.
The upgrade will be available for those who own the game digitally or physically, though physical owners will need to have the original game disc in to be able to play the upgraded version, and it’ll cost $20 AUD – a slight bump up from some previous PlayStation first party upgrades.
As a reminder, this new version of the game will feature enhanced visuals over the PS4 version including native 4K output in the Fidelity mode, 1440p upscaled to 4K in Performance mode and an unlocked framerate option for those playing on VRR-ready displays. There’s also increased texture quality, level-of-detail improvements, better shadows, animations and more along with improved loading times and DualSense features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
The game will also include brand-new modes and content including No Return, a “roguelike survival mode” that will put players in a series of randomised combat encounters with some characters fully playable for the first time and plenty of unlockables along with leaderboards – it essentially sounds a bit like Resident Evil’s Mercenaries mode with a roguelike spin.
There’s also a new Guitar Free Play mode where players can strum along with a bunch of different instruments and play with different effects as a range of characters in selectable environments for the ultimate mood-setting. Lost Levels will offer up new playable sequences originally cut from the game, along with develop commentary that will also feature optionally in the main game’s cutscenes.
All in all it sounds like a pretty comprehensive package. Here’s that first trailer again, this time from the official PlayStation channel:
Naughty Dog also revealed The Last of Us Part II Remastered W.L.F. Edition which is a physical release housed in an exclusive SteelBook case and featuring a number of included goodies with some nice nods to in-game collectibles. This version has been confirmed for a PlayStation Direct store release in select markets but doesn’t appear to be coming to Aussie retail – we’ll update with more if that changes.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered W.L.F. Edition Includes:
The Last of Us Part II Remastered game
SteelBook display case
Four enamel pins
Washington Liberation Front patch
47 Society of Champions trading cards including 8 holographic cards