The Last of Us Part II receives first major update
It has already been more than a month since the official release of The Last of Us Part II, and now Naughty Dog has announced that their best-selling video game sequel will be receiving its first major update on Thursday, August 13. The announcement also came with the release of a new video that you can check out below, introducing the game’s Grounded Update that will feature the return of grounded difficulty, a new permadeath, mode, trophies, and more.
During a recent interview with GQ, Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann also revealed that the next project they will be working on could be another installment in the series, The Last of Us Part III, or it could be a brand new IP.
Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.
When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.
From the way Ellie plays to the way she navigates through this hostile world, you’re going to feel her physical, emotional, and mental state expressed through every facet of gameplay.
The pre-ordered game includes a couple of special in-game items at launch, including Ammo Capacity Upgrade, where you can instantly unlock an ammo capacity upgrade for Ellie’s pistol, and a Crafting Training Manual, allowing players to instantly unlock the manual which provides access to new crafting recipes and upgrades.
The Last of Us Part II Ellie Edition includes The Last of Us Part II Logo Patch; 7″ Vinyl Record featuring Music from the Original Soundtrack; Replica of Ellie’s Backpack; 48 Page Mini Art Book from Dark Horse, SteelBook Case with Full Game; Lithograph Art Print and Thank You Letter; 12″ Ellie Statue; Replica of Ellie’s Bracelet; Set of 6 Enamel Pins; Set of 5 Stickers; PS4 Dynamic Theme; Set of 6 PSN Avatars; Digital Soundtrack; and a Digital Mini Art Book from Dark Horse.