The Last of Us Remake Officially Revealed: Arriving in September for PS5, PC Version on the Way [Update]

Update: Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann has officially announced the Part 1 remake at Summer Game Fest.

We got some more details too, with Druckmann, Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson appearing onstage to announce that the game features the original performances, but animations have been enhanced. The game features new enemy AI based on The Last of Us Part 2, 60FPS performance, and new combat options.

A new blog post also detailed the bonuses included in the different versions. The Digital Deluxe edition will cost $80 and include multiple early unlocks in the game such as increased crafting, healing, reload upgrades, clip upgrades, and more.

The Firefly Edition will cost $100 and include a SteelBook, display case, all four issues of The Last of Us: American Dreams with new cover art for each comic, as well as all the digital bonuses.

The long-rumored remake of The Last of Us has been leaked – and it’s now officially referred to as The Last of Us Part 1. It will be released for PS5 on September 2, and a PC version is in development.

Seemingly unwittingly revealed by Sony’s own PlayStation Direct site, the listing was picked up by ResetEra user modiz. While the listing itself has been removed, at time of writing a trailer is still available to view. The remake will include upgraded versions of the base game, and its prequel DLC, Left Behind. No mention is made of the Factions multiplayer mode.

The listing calls the remake “a total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay, improved controls and expanded accessibility options. Plus, feel immersed with improved effects and enhanced exploration and combat.”

Boxart for The Last of Us Part 1. (Image credit: Sony)

Boxart for The Last of Us Part 1. (Image credit: Sony)

The game will seemingly be sold in both a standard and Firefly Edition. The latter includes a steelbook display case, copies of the Last of Us: American Dreams comics issues 1-4, and “early in-game unlocks” (what those are is unclear).

We first heard about the Last of Us remake last year, amid wider reports of turbulence at Sony’s first party studios. The game was reportedly originally being handled by Sony’s Visual Arts Service Group, but later effectively became a Naughty Dog project.

Back in 2013, we awarded the PS3 version of The Last of Us a full 10/10 review, and subsequently gave its PS4 remaster the same score. This year, we named it the 17th best game of all time. Along with its equally impressive sequel, it makes for an incredible PS5 package.

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