How do you improve upon the best game of 2013? Throwing more powerful hardware at it certainly helps, which is exactly what Sony’s doing with The Last of Us Remastered – the strongly rumoured [And now confirmed - Ed] next-gen re-release of Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus. While there’s still no official statement from the platform holder [There is now, honest - Ed], it seems that the company’s getting ready to reveal the title [Uh-huh - Ed], as Amazon has just posted its pre-order page for the overhauled adventure.
In addition to the title’s official box art, the product listing also includes some information about the port itself. “Winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards, The Last of Us has been rebuilt for the PlayStation 4 system,” the blurb reads. “[The game now features true] 1080p output, higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, in addition to several other gameplay improvements.”
The package will cost $59.99 as leaked earlier today, but will ship with two multiplayer map packs, in addition to the Left Behind expansion that captivated us earlier in the year. The product page is currently carrying a 31st December release date, which looks like a placeholder, so expect an official launch window to be announced in the future. A summer arrival is expected, following comments made by a Turkish PlayStation executive.
Update 1: At last, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has officially confirmed the title on Twitter. "SCEA can confirm The Last of Us Remastered is coming to the PS4, and we'll be sharing more details with you shortly," he wrote.
Update 2: According to the PlayStation Blog, the re-release will deploy this summer.