A ton of The Last of Us news dropped these last couple of days!

To start off, a remake of the first The Last of Us was announced for PlayStation 5. A few fans were intrigued about what exactly is new with the remake. The PS5 version of the game is being titled The Last of Us Part 1 and it will include the original performances of Troy Baker (Joel) and Ashley Johnson (Ellie). The game will also include new enemy AI modeled after The Last of Us Part 2, 60 FPS performance, and new combat options. 

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There will be two versions to choose from. The first one is a deluxe edition, costing $80. This version will include early unlocks such as improved crafting times, healing, reload upgrades, ammo clip upgrades, and much more. The firefly edition comes in at $100. This cool version includes a Steelbook, display case, all four issues of The Last of Us: American Dreams with new cover art for each comic, plus all of the digital bonuses of the deluxe edition.

The listing for the game states that The Last of Us Part 1 is “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.” The game will be available on September 2nd for PS5 and a PC version will be available at a later date. The game will also include the DLC prequel “Left Behind.”

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Neil Druckmann, the creator of the game and upcoming HBO series, shared a picture of the upcoming tv series. The picture shows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey), doing something gamers had to master during their playthrough: crouching.

Check it out:

If you look closely, Joel and Ellie are hiding from a Clicker. In the game, a Clicker is a mutation of the zombie-like creatures our duo comes across. They are completely blind. However, the loss of vision has greatly boosted their hearing capabilities. One wrong move, and the Clickers will be all over you like children devouring Lunchables. Yeah, it’s that scary.

The plot of the first The Last of Us deals with two characters named Joel and Ellie as they travel across a post-apocalyptic United States. The story is set twenty years after the modern world was ravaged by a virus that turned victims into mindless zombies, called “The Infected.” Joel is a hardened survivor that has been hired from a rebel group called the Fireflies to smuggle a teenage girl named Ellie.

We later find out that Ellie is immune to the virus and Joel is tasked with taking her across the United States to another Fireflies faction in hopes of finding a potential cure for humankind within her DNA. What starts as a small job for Joel becomes a journey that is brutal and heartbreaking. But the loving bond between Joel and Ellie is what keeps them going and surviving.

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The cast of The Last of Us includes Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Gabriel Luna (Joel’s brother Tommy), Anna Torv as Tess, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Nick Offerman as Bill, and Nico Parker as Joel’s daughter Sarah. The first season of the show was written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Druckmann. The TV series will have elements of both games, and it’ll also take some liberties with the storytelling. Mazin has also confirmed that filming for season one has wrapped up.

Are you excited to watch these 10 episodes? I really hope they do an amazing job with it. I don’t mind them taking liberties with certain storylines if it makes sense. I do trust Druckmann so I will wait and see. Make sure you’re following our social media pages so you don’t miss any upcoming exclusives we might have! Hit the notification bell as well that way you’ll be the first to know! Until next time.

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Source: Comic Book Movie