Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Naughty Dog have announced The Last of Us Part I, a new remake, will release on 22 September 2022.
The Last of Us was first released over a decade ago on PS3, and the new remake was only teased through rumours.
However, the Summer Game Fest – which took place yesterday – has confirmed that the remake is coming to Windows PC and PlayStation 5.
It’s worth mentioning that only the PS5 version will release in September — the PC version is still in development.
“With leaps in technology and hardware that allow us to push the limits of the visual fidelity and interactivity, we’re thrilled to announce this complete remake of The Last of Us,” said Naughty Dog senior manager Rochelle Snyder.
Naughty Dog said it has implemented modernized gameplay, improved controls, and expanded accessibility options in this single-player experience, and effects, exploration, and combat have all been enhanced.
PS5 Pre-order editions for The Last of Us Part I remake include The Last of Us Part I Standard Edition (R1,369) and The Last of Us Part I The Digital Deluxe (R1,539).
The Deluxe Edition will also include an early unlock of the following in-game items:
- Increased Crafting Speed Skill
- Increased Healing Speed Skill
- 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade
- Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade
- Explosive Arrows Gameplay Modifier
- Dither Punk Filter
- Speedrun Mode
- Six Weapon Skins: Black Gold 9mm Pistol, Silver Filigree 9mm Pistol, Rubber Tactical Shotgun, Sculpted Oak Shotgun, Arctic White Bow, and Carbon Black Bow.
Watch The Last of Us Part I announcement trailer below.
In addition to The Last of Us Part I remake release date, Naughty Dog has also announced an upcoming The Last of Us Standalone multiplayer game.
“We’re growing our studio significantly to ensure we build this full-scale, standalone game, with its massive scope and immersive world, in a way that fans have come to expect from The Last of Us and Naughty Dog,” said Snyder.
While no title or expected released date has been given for this Standalone game, Snyder said that more details about the title will come in 2023.
View the released concept art from the upcoming multiplayer experience below.