The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II Box Art

Joel and Ellie’s story continues in The Last of Us Part II, this time with the latter acting as the protagonist. After five years of peaceful life in Jackson, Ellie’s love interest is kidnapped by another group of survivors, causing her to set out on a path of vengeance – and Joel won’t let her do it alone.

Developer Naughty Dog promises new combat and stealth mechanics, more realistic animations to fully express Ellie’s desperation and resourcefulness, vaster environments, and smarter human enemies. The game runs on an overhauled engine and utilizes motion capture to bring its new and returning characters to life. Unlike its predecessor, it doesn’t have multiplayer.

Pre-order Bonuses

The Last of Us Part II - Standard Edition

All pre-orders of The Last of Us Part II come with the following in-game perks:

  • Ammo Capacity Upgrade: instantly unlock an ammo capacity upgrade for Ellie’s pistol.
  • Crafting Training Manual: instantly unlock the Crafting Training Manual, which provides access to new crafting recipes and upgrades. (Supplements are required to unlock recipes and upgrades).

Any additional bonuses are listed below:

  • PlayStation Store: exclusive The Last of Us Part II Ellie’s tattoo PSN Avatar, available instantly

We’ll keep an eye out for more. Now let’s take a look at the game’s numerous special editions.

Digital Deluxe Edition ($69.99)

The Last of Us Part II - Digital Deluxe Edition

The digital Deluxe Edition includes a copy of the game plus the following extras:

  • PS4 Dynamic Theme
  • Set of 6 PSN Avatars
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Digital Mini Art Book from Dark Horse

Special Edition ($79.99)

The Last of Us Part II - Special Edition

The retail Special Edition adds the following tangible and digital extras on top of the base game:

  • 48-Page Mini Art Book from Dark Horse
  • SteelBook Case
  • PS4 Dynamic Theme
  • Set of 6 PSN Avatars

Collector’s Edition ($169.99)

The Last of Us Part II - Collector's Edition

The smaller of the two Collector’s Editions will set you back $170 and isn’t exclusive to any one retailer. It includes the following content:

  • 48-Page Mini Art Book from Dark Horse
  • SteelBook Case
  • 12” Ellie Statue
  • Lithograph Art Print and Thank You letter
  • Replica of Ellie’s Bracelet
  • Set of 6 Enamel Pins
  • Set of 5 Stickers
  • PS4 Dynamic Theme
  • Set of 6 PSN Avatars
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Digital Mini Art Book from Dark Horse

Ellie Edition ($229.99)

The Last of Us Part II - Ellie Edition

The Ellie Edition is the ultimate The Last of Us 2 bundle. On top of everything listed under the previous Collector’s Edition, it adds a replica backpack, an embroidered patch, and a 7” vinyl record. The entire contents are as follows:

  • The Last of Us: Part II Logo Patch
  • 7” Vinyl Record featuring music from the OST
  • Functional Replica of Ellie’s Backpack
  • 48-Page Mini Art Book from Dark Horse
  • SteelBook Case
  • 12” Ellie Statue
  • Lithograph Art Print and Thank You letter
  • Replica of Ellie’s Bracelet
  • Set of 6 Enamel Pins
  • PS4 Dynamic Theme
  • Set of 6 PSN Avatars
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Digital Mini Art Book from Dark Horse

At the time of writing, this edition was listed on Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop, but it is getting snapped up quickly and might not be always available.

After a three-month delay to further polish the game, The Last of Us Part II is now scheduled to arrive on May 29, 2020.

Comments

  • SadPanda's avatar
    SadPanda
    September 25, 2019 at 15:31

    Man… again with the exclusive editions to EB Games/GameStop! They know this game is going to be a BEAST, but limiting the editions to one retailer is going to make things bad for us non-scalpers!
    I didn’t even get a chance to get past the “add to cart” section. Really wanted the Ellie Edition – SIGH…

    • SadPanda's avatar
      SadPanda
      September 26, 2019 at 18:30

      Well, I was wrong. It is NOT exclusive to EB Games/GameStop USA, but DEAR LORD. As soon as the pre-orders went up on Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Bestbuy.ca, the thing sold out in less than 5 minutes! Again, I didn’t even get past the “add to cart” page.
      UGH… FML.

  • Anonymous's avatar
    Anonymous
    October 24, 2019 at 20:19

    The release date has been delayed until May 29, 2020 for further polishing.

    • admin avatar
      Andrew
      October 25, 2019 at 02:50

      Thanks!

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