Sony had several big announcements ready for fans during the State of Play livestream event on Tuesday. While the big reveal was the “The Last of Us: Part II” and its release date, the company also detailed other upcoming games and releases that are headed to the PS4 over the next year.
After five years of development, “The Last of Us: Part II” will be ready to play on February 21, 2020. There will be several editions of the game, including “The Last of Us Part II: Standard Edition,” the “Special Edition,” the “Digital Deluxe Edition,” the “Collector’s Edition,” and the “Ellie Edition.” The physical goodies in the two collector’s editions are pretty great, but they are very pricey.
The Collector’s edition includes a 12” Ellie statue, a life-sized replica of Ellie’s bracelet, a custom SteelBook case, 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse, a set of six enamel pins, lithograph art print, and a set of five stickers. The Collector’s Edition also comes with a voucher for digital content, including a PS4 dynamic theme, a set of six PSN avatars, a digital soundtrack, and a digital version of the mini art book. That edition will cost $170.
The “Ellie Edition” costs $239 and includes all of the contents of the Collector’s Edition, plus an actual recreation of Ellie’s backpack, an embroidered patch, and a 7” vinyl record featuring music from the original soundtrack. A Special Edition version Will features the custom SteelBook case and all of the digital content found in the Ellie Edition and Collector’s Edition.
If you prefer the Digital Deluxe Edition, it includes the digital content we mentioned earlier and, if you pre-order on the PlayStation Store, you’ll instantly get The Last of Us Part II PSN avatar featuring Ellie’s tattoo. That edition costs the regular $70 that most Digital Editions sell for these days. Sony also stated that if you pre-order any edition of the game, you’ll also receive two in-game unlocks at launch: the Ammo Capacity Upgrade and the Crafting Training Manual. The original “The Last of Us: Remastered” will also be the free PSN game next month, along with “MLB The Show 19.”
The other announcements included “Humanity,” a new title coming to the PS4 and PS VR next year. Sony dropped a trailer to reveal the game for players, which is part of the video presentation below. A Limited Edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro Bundle is also on the way, which will feature an orange-tinted, clear PS4 control like the POD in the game. The console is a white PS4 with the black hand-prints on top, and branding on the front.
The new “Call of Duty Modern Warfare” game released a story trailer, but fans usually are more excited for the multiplayer aspects of that franchise. If you already have a PS4, you can play the “MediEvil” demo that is now available. A surprise announcement was “Civilization VI,” which is coming to the PS4 on November 22nd. Sony also released a trailer for “Arise: A Simple Story.” If you have the PS VR setup, you can play “L.A. Noir: The VR Case Files,” which dropped today. Sony also announced “Stardust Odyssey” for the PS VR crowd. You can find these larger announcements, and a few indies, in the presentation below.
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